As if emeralds weren’t sparkly enough, Esmeralda comes along and adds an extra dose of glitter to this gemstone of a name. The Spanish equivalent of the green jewel has an exotic, romantic air and suits any girl, from any culture, though it’s especially popular among Hispanic-Americans. Disney lent it more cred when it gave the name to a heroine in the film The Hunchback of Notre Dame, from the famous novel by Victor Hugo. Hollywood’s Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes gave their first-born daughter this pretty name in 2014.
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