Diamond

First Name
34k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
22k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Diamond

"Diamond" is a name of English origin, and it means "Brilliant Gem". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Di"a*mond
Senses
  1. A precious stone or gem excelling in brilliancy and beautiful play of prismatic colors, and remarkable for extreme hardness.
  2. A geometrical figure, consisting of four equal straight lines, and having two of the interior angles acute and two obtuse; a rhombus; a lozenge.
  3. One of a suit of playing cards, stamped with the figure of a diamond.
  4. [Arch] A pointed projection, like a four-sided pyramid, used for ornament in lines or groups.
  5. [Baseball] The infield; the square space, 90 feet on a side, having the bases at its angles.
  6. [Print] The smallest kind of type in English printing, except that called brilliant, which is seldom seen.

Note: ☞ The diamond is native carbon in isometric crystals, often octahedrons with rounded edges. It is usually colorless, but some are yellow, green, blue, and even black. It is the hardest substance known. The diamond as found in nature (called a rough diamond) is cut, for use in jewelry, into various forms with many reflecting faces, or facets, by which its brilliancy is much increased. See Brilliant Rose. Diamonds are said to be of the first water when very transparent, and of the second or third water as the transparency decreases.

Note: ☞ This line is printed in the type called Diamond.

Etymology: OE. diamaund diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. �. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. � transparent. See Adamant Tame

adjective Di"a*mond
Resembling a diamond; made of, or abounding in, diamonds; as, a diamond chain; a diamond field.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The baseball playing field
  2. The area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
  3. A playing card in the minor suit that has one or more red rhombuses on it ("he led a small diamond" and "diamonds were trumps")
  4. A transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
  5. A parallelogram with four equal sides; an oblique-angled equilateral parallelogram
  6. Very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
Wiktionary
  1. A female given name of modern usage, from the name of the gem.
  2. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Name Diamond

Diamond Dallas Page is a wrestler. Diamond was born on April 5th, 1956 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey.

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Diamond White is a pop music, rhythm, and blues musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Diamond was born on January 1st, 1999 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Diamond Stone is a basketball player for the Maryland Terrapins and Maryland Terrapins men's basketball in the Big Ten Conference. Diamond was born on February 10th, 1997 in Milwaukee.

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Diamond Platnumz is a bongo flava and music of africa musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. Diamond was given the name Nasibu Abdul Juma on October 2nd, 1989 in Tandale, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Diamond D is a hip hop music record producer and rapping. He plays Keyboard instrument, Sampler (musical instrument), Drum machine, String instrument, and Turntablism. He was most prominent from 1987 to 1987. Diamond was born on April 5th, 1969 in Bronx, New York City, United States.

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Diamond is a hip hop music rapping, songwriter, and actor. She was most active from 2004 to present. Diamond was given the name Brittany Nicole Carpentero on May 20th, 1988.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Diamond

Neil Diamond is a pop music, rock music, folk music, country music, and soft rock musician. He plays C. F. Martin & Company, Ovation Guitar Company, Gibson Everly Brothers Flattop, Epiphone, and Gibson Guitar Corporation. He has had major accomplishments since 1962. Neil was given the name Neil Leslie Diamond on January 24th, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Mike D is a hip hop music, rap rock, hardcore punk, and alternative hip hop rapper, musician, songwriter, drummer, and rapping. He plays Rapping, vocals, drums, percussion, and keyboards. He has had major accomplishments since 1979. Mike was given the name Michael Diamond on November 20th, 1965. Mike is also known as Mike D, Country Mike, The King of Lunch, Meshach, Mike Dino, Larry, and Clarence.

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Skin Diamond is a noteworthy somebody. Skin was given the name Raylin Christensen on February 18th, 1987 in Ventura, California.

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Dustin Diamond is an actor, comedian, and musician. He was most active from 1987 to present. Dustin was given the name Dustin Neil Diamond on January 7th, 1977 in San Jose, California, U.S.

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Jared Diamond is a scientist in the fields of physiology, biophysics, ornithology, and environmentalism. Jared was given the name Jared Mason Diamond on September 10th, 1937 in Boston.

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King Diamond is a heavy metal music musician. He plays Vocals, keyboards, guitar, and Keyboard instrument. His ongoing career started in 1974. King was given the name Kim Bendix Petersen on June 14th, 1956 in Copenhagen, Denmark. King is also known as King Diamond and Masthema Mazziqim.

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How popular is the baby name Diamond in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1897 6 0 6
1903 5 0 5
1908 6 6 0
1909 6 6 0
1910 7 7 0
1912 6 6 0
1913 9 9 0
1915 14 7 7
1916 19 10 9
1917 18 8 10
1918 24 12 12
1919 11 6 5
1920 21 11 10
1921 21 11 10
1922 16 5 11
1923 15 10 5
1924 16 11 5
1925 16 9 7
1926 17 8 9
1927 17 7 10
1928 5 5 0
1929 11 5 6
1930 9 0 9
1931 5 0 5
1932 9 9 0
1933 6 0 6
1936 7 0 7
1942 7 0 7
1944 5 0 5
1945 11 5 6
1946 5 0 5
1947 7 0 7
1948 8 0 8
1949 5 5 0
1950 8 0 8
1951 5 0 5
1952 6 0 6
1954 5 0 5
1955 6 0 6
1956 14 7 7
1957 6 0 6
1958 6 0 6
1959 13 7 6
1961 12 5 7
1963 5 5 0
1965 6 0 6
1966 7 7 0
1968 17 9 8
1969 14 9 5
1970 8 0 8
1971 14 8 6
1972 22 7 15
1973 22 7 15
1974 31 19 12
1975 41 18 23
1976 37 21 16
1977 53 36 17
1978 74 55 19
1979 81 47 34
1980 88 59 29
1981 80 56 24
1982 121 90 31
1983 111 86 25
1984 135 99 36
1985 187 139 48
1986 211 164 47
1987 306 259 47
1988 391 335 56
1989 526 456 70
1990 661 591 70
1991 918 826 92
1992 1,397 1,301 96
1993 1,612 1,523 89
1994 1,886 1,785 101
1995 1,769 1,682 87
1996 1,781 1,697 84
1997 1,754 1,676 78
1998 1,998 1,918 80
1999 2,209 2,159 50
2000 2,124 2,080 44
2001 1,999 1,943 56
2002 1,613 1,579 34
2003 1,444 1,400 44
2004 1,252 1,222 30
2005 1,084 1,057 27
2006 1,077 1,049 28
2007 940 911 29
2008 733 705 28
2009 633 613 20
2010 492 460 32
2011 388 360 28
2012 362 345 17
2013 410 389 21
2014 328 306 22
2015 293 258 35

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Popularity of Diamond as a first name

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Popularity of Diamond as a last name

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Common last names for Diamond

  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Martin
  • Young

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Diamond U.S.
  White 85.02% 64.26%
  African American 8.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Diamond

People with the last name Diamond are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Diamond

  • How Popular is the name Diamond? Diamond is the 1,242nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Diamond was the 1,670th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Diamond have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34,196 babies born with the first name Diamond in the United States. That's more than enough people named Diamond to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Diamond? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1897 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Diamond first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Diamond is Wednesday, April 25th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Diamond born? The highest recorded use of the first name Diamond was in 1999 with a total of 2,159 babies. That's a lot of babies named Diamond!
  • Random Diamond Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Diamond ranks 85th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 13 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Diamond: Your name in reverse order is Dnomaid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Daiodmn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Diamond? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 21,586 people with the last name Diamond.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Diamond? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Diamond as their last name.

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What does the name Diamond mean?

Dis for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

Iis for intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others

Ais for admirers, and all that you have!

Mis for mirth, your laughter.

Ois for outlook, pleasing to all.

Nis for novel, don't get too complicated!

Dis for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.