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Origin & Meaning

The name Jewel is of French origin.

The meaning of Jewel is "gemstone".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "simply jewel".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 870  in baby name popularity for girls with 311 occurrences.  It ranked 6415 in popular baby names for boys with 13 occurrences. 

View the Jewel Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Jewel has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Jewel to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Jewel include Jewell.

Other Tidbits

Jewel falls into the gem or mineral name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Jewel Jewel.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Jewel in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Jewel.

Just for fun, see the name Jewel in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Jewel in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.