Jade: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jade | Girls
Origin of the name Jade:
Taken from the name of the hard green or white jadeite or nephrite stone. The word came to England, via the French, from the Spanish piedra de ijada (stone of the side: from the belief that it cured pains in the side).
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I have a beautiful daughter named Jade. We get a lot of compliments on her name, but people often think we are saying Jaden when we tell them her name. Its annoying since Jaden is such an ugly name for a little girl.
I once met a little girl whos name was Jade Turquoise Sapphire. Poor thing.
In one name book, Jade was defined as "precious gem" and "priceless one." I named my daughter Jade and she's been really happy with it. She rarely meets another Jade. And people tell her her name is cool. I'm SO glad she's happy with it.
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In China Jade is the most precious material in the world more precious than gold. It is thought to be the ultimate in beautiful stones. Also revered by the Incas as a stone of the gods.
- Famous real-life people named Jade: | Edit
Jade Jagger, jewelry designer
Jade Goody, reality television celebrity
Jade Barbosa, Olympic gymnast
- Jade in song, story & screen: | Edit
Jade Butterfield, heroine of the book and movie "Endless Love" by Scott Spencer
Jade Redfern, a vampire from the 2nd book of the Night World series "Daughters of Darkness" by L.J. Smith
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Global Popularity of the Name Jade
- #6 in Canada (Quebec)
- #9 in France
- #27 in Belgium
- #44 in Australia (New South Wales)
- #50 in Australia (Victoria)
- #78 in Ireland
- #87 in Canada (Alberta)
- #112 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #129 in United States
- #242 in Scotland