Origin:Greek
Popularity:2148
Meaning:Semiprecious violet gem; Intoxicate
If you’d like baby to know how precious they truly are, then naming them Amethyst will be a strong reminder. Amethyst comes from the Greek amethystos and is the name given to a specific variety of violet quartz. This beautiful word translates to “intoxicate” because it was believed the amethyst stone could protect its bearer from drunkenness. In Ancient Greece, people wore amethyst and drank from vessels made of the semiprecious gem to prevent intoxication. Amethyst is the birthstone for February, so if you’re having an Aquarius baby, this ethereal title will be a perfect fit.

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