Name: Jade

Origin and Meaning of the Name Jade

  • Meaning:
    Precious green stone
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (jayd)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Jade)
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Miscellaneous Info for Jade

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Jade has been considered a precious stone for thousands of years, used in jewellery, weapons, and grave goods. Its name is derived from the Spanish phrase "piedra de ijada," which means "bowel stones." It was believed that jade could prevent gastrointestinal distress.

    "Jade" was also slang for "nag" or "prostitute", and is so used in literature up through the 19th century.

    The name has been increasingly popular in France since 1990. It was the 7th most given name for girls in 2005. It is a unisex name which was used first for boys in the US before becoming popular as a girls name.

    Jade is also considered a shade of Green.

Similar Names to Jade for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Jade (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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