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Quick Facts on Diamond

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, English, Greek
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 712
Simple meaning:
Unbreakable, invincible

Characteristics of Diamond

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Diamond

Diamond is the English vocabulary word for the most well-known and highly coveted gemstone. The English borrowed the word from the Latin “adamas” (who in turn borrowed from the Greek ἀδάμαντος) the root of which means “unbreakable, invincible, untamable” (think: adamant). Diamond is also one of the four suits associated with playing cards, as well as the name of the field upon which baseball is played. As a female given name, however, Diamond is obviously being used in connection with the gemstone known for its hardness, its brilliance, and its dispersion of light. Diamonds are also associated with notions of rarity, value and “foreverness” (although this is largely the marketing genius and consumer manipulation of the De Beers Company). Diamonds are actually NOT rare and their value has largely been manipulated by the De Beers Co. who at one point controlled 90% of the world’s supply which allowed them to engage in price-fixing through the stockpiling of supply and the release of said supply in small amounts to ensure demand remained advantageously managed. Diamonds have further lost their luster (so to speak) as the African “blood” or “conflict” diamond trade has been brought to the attention of the international media. Such diamonds are mined (often with the use of forced child labor) and sold to fund on-going Civil Wars in nations like Angola, the Congo, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, etc. The more people learn and understand the realities of the Diamond industry as a whole, the more people have boycotted these precious stones. People also appear to be boycotting the name Diamond; as a given name for girls, Diamond has taken a dive in usage since the turn of the 21st century which is about when more information started to circulate regarding the realities of the diamond trade business. Diamond is primarily used as a female name in the United States but many people consider it unisex by nature.

Popularity of the Name Diamond

Diamond is a celebratory girl’s name, bestowed in the same manner as Cherish, Jewel, Precious or Princess might be; in other words, as an act of love. Such names are definitely not for everyone; many people find the use of vocabulary word names as a little too precious and sappy. However, naming daughters after gemstones is nothing new – in fact it was quite fashionable in the late 19th century and is experiencing a little revival right now (just consider Ruby or Pearl). So what’s wrong with Diamond? For one, perhaps people think this gemstone is just too flashy and over-the-top as a girl’s name. Or two, people now associate this jewel with price-manipulation and/or war-torn regions of Africa and now want no part of it. Whatever the controversy with this particular gemstone it certainly seems to garner more negative opinions than Pearl or Ruby. However, this was no always the case. Diamond first appeared on the U.S. female naming charts in 1986 so it’s certainly newer than Ruby and Pearl, but the same is true for Jade. Diamond actually did quite well right out of the gate and reached as high as position #150 on the charts in 1999 (pretty remarkable achievement in less than 15 years!). So obviously this name had a time and a place – and a successful one at that. The etymology brings to mind strong, tough girls with an unbreakable spirit. And did you know that Confucius said: A diamond with a flaw is better than a pebble without one.
Popularity of the Girl Name Diamond
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Diamond

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Diamond

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Diamond

    Diamond We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Diamond.

  • Popular Songs on Diamond

    Popular Songs on Diamond

    Black Diamond - a song by Kiss

    Call Me Diamond - a song by Mike Heron

    Cursed Diamond - a song by The Black Crowes

    Dark Diamond - a song by Elton John

    Diamond City - a song by Ziggy Marley

    Diamond Dogs - a song by David Bowie

    Diamond Dogs - a song by Duran Duran

    Diamond Field - a song by Pat Benatar

    Diamond Girl - a song by Seals & Crofts

    Diamond Girls - a song by Neil Diamond

    Diamond in the Dark - a song by Chris De Burgh

    Diamond In The Rough - a song by Shawn Colvin

    Diamond Is Forever - a song by Jay-Z

    Diamond Joe - a song by Bob Dylan

    Diamond Joe - a song by Harry Belafonte

    Diamond Ring - a song by Bon Jovi

    Diamond Ring - a song by The Black Crowes

    Diamond Road - a song by Sheryl Crow

    Dupree's Diamond Blues - a song by Grateful Dead

    I Gave My Love a Diamond - a song by Van Morrison

    Like A Diamond - a song by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - a song by the Beatles

    She Loved Like Diamond - a song by Spandau Ballet

    Shine on You Crazy Diamond - a song by Pink Floyd

    The Diamond Sea - a song by Sonic Youth

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Diamond

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Diamond

    Stablemates: Diamond (Suzanne Weyn) - This new book in the bestselling Stablemates series has an Arabian Horse! Ava loves working at the local horse stable. She grooms and washes horses and cleans up stalls. Diamond is an Arabian horse that no one wants to ride because she is too old. Ava decides to take care of Diamond, spending extra time to warm her up before easy trail rides. The other riders don't understand why Ava would waste her time with such a slow, old horse. But when the stable holds its annual trail race, Ava signs up Diamond. Is Diamond too old to win? With Stablemates, every horse has a story! Recommended for ages 4-8.

    The Legend of Diamond Lil: A J.J. Tully Mystery (Doreen Cronin) - After his last run-in with Vince the Funnel and the mystery of the missing chicks, J.J. the search-and-rescue dog is ready for some much-needed R & R. But just when he thinks he has everything under control, there’s a new problem to worry about: Diamond Lil, a shiny new dog who’s taken up residence next door. Suddenly Moosh and her chicks are spending an awful lot of time with their fancy friend, talking about weird things like fluffy feathers and good posture. And Lil’s not the only new kid cramping J.J.’s style. There’s a possum loose, and it’s up to J.J. to keep everyone safe. But the questions keep piling up. Is Lil all that she seems? And how does the possum keep finding her way to the chicken coop? In this hilarious follow-up to The Trouble with Chickens, the clues, plot twists, and one-liners add up to an un-put-downable read. Recommended for ages 6-9.

  • Famous People Named Diamond

    Famous People Named Diamond

    Diamond - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Diamond.

  • Children of Famous People Named Diamond

    Children of Famous People Named Diamond

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Diamond - Darryl Strawberry (baseball player); Richard Farnsworth (actor)

  • Historic Figures

    Diamond - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Diamond - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Diamond.

Personality of the Girl Name Diamond

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Variations of the Baby Name - Diamond

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