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Quick Facts on Jade

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 1
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 126
Simple meaning:
Bowels, love attraction

Characteristics of Jade

  • Cooperative
  • Considerate
  • Compassionate
  • Nurturing
  • Sensitive
  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Kind
  • Gracious
  • Balanced

Etymology & Historical Origin - Jade

The name Jade means ‘bowels’ but before we scare you off, we promise it gets better. Jade is obviously the name of a precious stone; it’s derived from the Spanish words “(piedra de) ijada” that literally translates to ‘(stone of the) bowels.’ This ancient stone was thought to protect against intestinal or stomach complaints; hence the name. The gemstone jade is also known for its properties in attracting love and/or money. Love in particular and especially in China when the jade is carved into the shape of a butterfly. In Chinese legend, a young man wondered into the garden of a wealthy family in pursuit of a colorful butterfly. Instead of being reprimanded for his trespassing, he met and married the beautiful daughter of the family. Jade, as a gemstone name (like Pearl or Ruby) came onto the naming scene much later. One interesting fact about Jade – it’s a very popular feminine given name in France right now; a Top 10 choice.

Popularity of the Name Jade

The name Jade debuts on the American popularity charts for the first time in 1975. The sudden usage of the name may have been influenced by Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and his celebrity, Studio 54 frequenting wife, Bianca, naming their first and only daughter Jade at the end of 1971. It takes the name about 25 years, but it does manage to achieve a spot on the Top 100 list of most favored girls’ names in 2001. Today, the name has since fallen off the Top 100, but remains a relatively high ranking name. The one-syllable Jade has a certain elegance and simplicity. It is a chic and stylish choice, giving off an essence of both toughness and femininity.
Popularity of the Girl Name Jade
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Jade

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Jade

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jade

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

  • Popular Songs on Jade

    Popular Songs on Jade

    Blue Jade - a song by Glenn Hughes

    Jade - a song by Flowing Tears

    Jade - a song by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

    Jade Idol - a song by the Stray Cats

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Jade

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Jade

    Dream-of-Jade: The Emperor's Cat (Lloyd Alexander) - In a fictional ancient Chinese empire, a cat named Dream-of-Jade befriends the lonely and badly advised Celestial Emperor. First she saves his life by noticing that the neglected ceiling above his throne is about to collapse, and then she teaches him the invigorating effect of a bit of physical labor. Next she introduces him to laughter and playfulness. So, little by little, Dream-of-Jade intervenes between the Emperor and his courtiers, lifting the weight of stifling tradition and meaningless ceremony from his shoulders and allowing honesty and common sense to prevail. This handsome book is illustrated with graceful pencil-and-watercolor art that adds atmosphere and emotion to Alexander's ornate prose. Because the characters speak in highly stylized, stilted language–There does, in fact, appear to be a feline creature so situated and performing the oracular activity you have so graciously called to my unworthy attention….–the book is better suited as a read-aloud than for independent reading. Recommended for ages 6-9.

    Jade and the Walking Stick (Ryan Tipton) - Inspired by the story of a young girl with Angelman Syndrome, Jade and the Walking Stick is a fantastical tale of a special needs child coping with the challenges in her life. Written for the author's daughter, the book symbolizes the developmental milestones common to special needs children through a fantasy fiction narrative. A fable of acceptance and triumph, Jade and the Walking Stick should inspire others to face all of life's challenges with a smile. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Jade Green: A Ghost Story (Phyllis Reynolds Naylor) - “Then at the end of the street, the house--the large brown house with the two eyes--made me suddenly clutch at the driver's arm as if to say, Turn back! Turn back!" At the first sight of her uncle's house--her future home--an inexplicable cloud of foreboding engulfs orphaned teen Judith Sparrow. Unfortunately, her fears are confirmed when she hears a mysterious scratching at the back of her closet and senses a ghostly presence hovering over her at night. Even more chilling, Judith learns of the death of a girl named Jade Green from the town gossip--a girl who lived in her uncle's house before Judith and died a horrible death on the attic stairs. As it turns out, Jade dearly loved the color that was her name. Suddenly, Judith knows the reason she was forbidden by her uncle to bring anything green into the house. She fears that by smuggling in a small green picture frame, she has roused the sleeping ghost of Jade Green and assured the doom of all who sleep under her uncle's roof! Recommended for ages 10-14.

    Jade the Disco Fairy (Daisy Meadows) - The Dance Fairies' magic ribbons are missing! Without them, all kinds of dances are getting off on the wrong foot. Everyone is miserable, except for Jack Frost and his goblins. They have the ribbons…and it's up to Rachel and Kirsty to get them back! The disco at Kirsty's school is sure to be a disaster without Jade's magic ribbon. Can the girls outwit the goblins in time? Find the magic ribbon in each book, and help keep the Dance Fairies on their toes! Recommended for ages 4-8.

    The Jade Stone: A Chinese Folktale (Caryn Yacowitz) - This solid retelling of a traditional Chinese folktale concerns artistic integrity. A stone carver can't carve the dragon out of the "perfect piece of green and white jade stone," as the Great Emperor of All China has commanded, because a dragon is not what the stone innately "wants" to be. The entire kingdom is in an uproar, and still the craftsman insists on following his creative instincts--to his death, if necessary. Though this moral tale has a timeless--and somewhat timely--quality, its visual presentation is weak. Chen's authentic drawings, while subtle, lack dramatic power; the overall design of the book is bland and does not set off the illustrations; and the interior typeface does not complement the art. The story will read aloud well, and perhaps children will not notice the lack of artistry in the book's overall appearance. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    The Nature of Jade (Deb Caletti) - Seventeen-year-old Jade DeLuna suffers from panic attacks brought on by realizations of her own mortality. In addition to therapy and prescribed medication, she finds relief from her condition by taking care of elephants at a local zoo in Seattle. When she meets Sebastian, a handsome boy with a 15-month-old son, she falls in love with him and becomes immersed in his world. In addition to dealing with her anxiety and keeping her relationship with Sebastian secret, Jade must also come to terms with her parents' deteriorating marriage, her friends drifting apart, and an A.P.-heavy course load. Recommended for ages 14+

    Yoon and the Jade Bracelet (Helen Recorvits) - Instead of the jump rope Yoon wants, her mother gives her a book about a girl who outwits a tiger and a beautiful jade bracelet that was once her own. At school, an older girl asks lonely Yoon to let her borrow the bracelet. When the bully refuses to return it, Yoon, like the girl who outwitted the tiger, uses her quick thinking to recover her treasure. Children will appreciate the justice meted in this third story about Yoon and her Korean American family. The accomplished art has a childlike naïveté that fits the gentle story. Recommended for ages 5-9.

  • Famous People Named Jade

    Famous People Named Jade

    Famous People Named Jade - Jade Jagger (daughter of Mick Jagger)

  • Children of Famous People Named Jade

    Children of Famous People Named Jade

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Jade - Giada De Laurentis (chef/TV personality); Howard Stern (radio personality); Jarome Iginla (hockey player); Mick Jagger (musician); Steve Austin (wrestler)

  • Historic Figures

    Jade - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Girl Name Jade

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Variations of the Baby Name - Jade

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