Jade Name Meaning & Origin

Jade

Pronunciation: JAYD (key)

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).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Giada, Jada, Jaede, Jayde

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Meanings and history of the name Jade

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

Jade Jagger, jewelry designer
Jade Goody, reality television celebrity
Jade Barbosa, Olympic gymnast
Jade Thirlwall, British singer in the girl band Little Mix
Jade Marie De Laurentiis Thompson (b. 2008), daughter of Italian-born American chef, writer, and television personality Giada De Laurentiis and clothing designer Todd Thompson
Jade Pettyjohn, American actress

Jade in song, story & screen

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
Jade West, character from Victorious
Jade Harley from 'Homestuck'

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