Amber Name Meaning & Origin

Amber

Pronunciation: AM-ber (key)

Origin of the name Amber:

Derived from the vocabulary word amber which denotes a translucent fossil resin used in jewelry making. It is derived from the Arabic `anbar (amber).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Ambar, Ambra

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Comments and insights on the name Amber: | Edit

My name is Amber. Most would think that this would be an uncommon name, hey, so did I. Before entering secondary school I had only met one other Amber who referred to herself as 'Bambi', unsurprisingly she was 9 at the time. Then upon entering secondary school, I found that I was mistaken in my ignorance of believing I had a unique name; 3 people in my year were named Amber, and there was another person as well called Chloe-Amber.

Why does every name have to have a nickname?
^Because it's cute.
^Because being called your full name all the time is boring.

Personal experiences with the name Amber: | Edit

My favorite celebrity (Amber Mariano) is named Amber and I just love her name.

Amber was a popular name while I was in school. I was nearly always Amber 2 or had to have my last initial tacked onto the back of my name. This name seems to come with an array of annoying nicknames for whatever reason. I hated being called Amby. I got sick of being called Amber Brown in elementary school while that book was popular. Also, if one more person points at an Amber ale and tells me it's mine because my name is on it I might scream.
^ ^ me as well, it was always Amby and my sister was Ashley so it was Amby and Ashy let me tell you still hate being called Amby. Amber Brown was the least of my worries. A parent of a student told me that jewel names are all stripper names. Made me hate my name even more.

Nicknames for Amber: | Edit

Amberr
Amb
Bur
Bambi
Ambs
Ambi/Amby
Ambear
Ambeer
Am-Am
Amba

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Famous real-life people named Amber: | Edit

Amber Tamblyn, actress
Amber Heard, actress
Amber Valletta, actress
Amber Dotson, country singer
Amber Brkich, reality television personality, best known for winning Survivor: All-Stars, but also competed in Survivor: Australia, The Amazing Race 7 and The Amazing Race: All-Stars
Amber Riley, Glee actress
Amber Benson, actress (Tara Maclay in Buffy The Vampire Slayer), director, author
Amber Cope, Race car driver
Amber Nash, Comedian
Amber Rose, Model, actor, recording artist, socialite

Amber in song, story & screen: | Edit

Amber St. Clare was the heroine of the 1944 novel Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor. A movie was later made based on the book.
Princess Amber is the deuteragonist in Sofia the First
Amber Brkich-Mariano from Survivor
Amber Millington, character in Nickolodeon's House of Anubis.
Amber from Clueless
Amber Brown of the children's book series Amber Brown by Paula Daziger.
Amber by the group 311. "Whoa, amber is the color of your enegery"
Amby of Nick Jr's Amby and Dexter.

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