Quick Facts on Jayde
- American, Spanish
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Jayde
Jayde is an elaborate Americanized respelling of 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” (from the Latin “ileum” meaning “guts, intestines”). 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. In China, the Jade stone is especially considered a good omen for love when it’s carved into the shape of a butterfly. Gemstone names like Pearl and Ruby became fashionable name choices in the late 19th century, but the green gemstone of Jade didn’t come onto the naming scene until much later in the 20th century. Once Jade became a stylish name choice in the late 1990s some North American parents began spelling it Jayde.
Popularity of the Name Jayde
Jayde debuted on the U.S. charts in 1998 but has bounced on and off ever since. This spelling doesn’t appear to be sticking, or perhaps there’s simply too much competition with all of the “Jayden” names. Jayde is simply a more fanciful rendering of Jade for parents who like to play around with spellings of more traditional names. It’s still an understated yet pretty one-syllable girl’s name with our without that extra “y”. We also can’t help but to chuckle at the meaning of the word “jade” based on the stone’s ancient healing properties believed to cleanse the intestinal tract. At least the Jade’s ability to attract love and money more than make up for a rather, um, shall we say, “unsettling” etymology. It’s all in good fun!
Popularity of the Girl Name Jayde
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Jayde
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jayde
Jayde We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Jayde.
Popular Songs on Jayde
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Jayde
Jayde's J Book (J. L. Mazzeo) - The My Letter Library series is a lively, interactive way to introduce young children to the alphabet. Each of the twenty-six books in this unique series focuses on an individual letter - both capital and small. Minimal, fun text and cuddly objects beginning with that letter apear in the child's world - whether at home, on a street, or at a picnic. The youngster is then invited to look around and find objects starting with that same letter for him or herself. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Jayde
Famous People Named Jayde - Jayde Nicole (Playboy model)
Children of Famous People Named Jayde
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Jayde - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Jayde.
Jayde - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Jayde - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Jayde.
Personality of the Girl Name Jayde
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Jayde