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Ashes; Smoldering remnants of a dying fire
Etymology & Historical Origin - Ember
Ember is the English vocabulary word for the smoldering remnants of a fire that appear in the form of glowing ashes. “Ember” is derived from the Olde English “æmerge” which finds its roots in the Germanic “aima” meaning “ashes”. The root origin is also associated with the verbs “to burn” or “to glow”. In essence, an ember is a glowing object representing the remains of a dying fire. Metaphorically, an ember is also sometimes associated with the remains of passion; the not-yet-distinguished leftovers of great emotion (especially love). Like a “spark”. As a female given name Ember has just come into circulation in the 21st century as American parents look for new and creative vocabulary words to use as given names for their children. Ember could also be considered an altered form of Amber. Ember is mainly used in the United States and occasionally in Canada.
Popularity of the Name Ember
Ember is a pretty new name. It first appeared on the list of American female names in 2009 and has risen in popularity only modestly since then. It’s still an uncommon name bestowed upon only about 300 baby girls per year. Given its newness to the charts it’s still too soon to determine Ember’s staying power. Will she burn brightly or will her glow eventually flicker out? We’re also not quite sure what prompted this odd vocabulary word from the English dictionary to make its way onto the list of American female names. An ember is essentially a piece of dirty hot ash – doesn’t seem very appealing for a name at first glance. But when you think about it, an ember is the last spark left of a burning fire, hanging on as a final piece of warmth. A glowing, smoldering object that refuses to extinguish itself. Perhaps when you look at the definition from this perspective, Ember could be considered a “hot” name; the resulting spark leftover from mom and dad’s passion, perhaps?
Popularity of the Girl Name Ember
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Ember
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Ember
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Popular Songs on Ember
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Ember
Ember the Dragon and the Birthday Surprise (Kay Lynne Virgin) - Just how much trouble can a little dragon cause? Join Ember the Dragon as he receives a surprise birthday visit from his three grandchildren Amber, Char, and Soot in this delightful tale of learning, love, and humor. New author Kay Lynne Virgin's story is a heartwarming tale filled with misadventure as Ember's youngest grandson tries to use his new dragon skills and finds catastrophe waiting instead. A story for young and old alike, Ember the Dragon and the Birthday Surprise is a tale of family, love, and encouragement that will bring a smile with every reading. Recommended for ages 7-10.
The City of Ember Series (Jeanne DuPrau) - Jeanne DuPrau’s instant classic tells the story of the great, underground city of Ember, designed as a last refuge for the human race. But when the storerooms run out of food and the lights begin to fail, it’s up to two teens, Lina and Doon, to decipher the fragments of an ancient parchment and find a way out of Ember. The other three titles in the “Books of Ember” series are: The People of Sparks; The Prophet of Yonwood; and the Diamond of Darkhold. Recommended for ages 9-13.
Famous People Named Ember
Famous People Named Ember - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Ember.
Children of Famous People Named Ember
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Ember - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Ember
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
Variations of the Baby Name - Ember