If your name is Amber, others naturally love to be near you because of your bubby, social, talkative, and friendly personality. You love to talk with others in all situations—whether they are old friends or people you have just met minutes ago. You always have bright, energetic, interesting things to say! You are self-confident in most situations, and your ability to express yourself and connect with those around you mean that you will never be lonely. You are a natural entertainer because your joy in life spills out, drawing others to you, and your good singing voice could lead you to be especially good as a songstress!
Your natural exuberance keeps you young no matter what your age, and you are spontaneous in your enjoyment of life. Sometimes, you might need to curb your spontaneity a bit so that you stick to what you start in order to achieve the best results. But overall, you live in the here and now and exude delight in life, and your happiness and joy in life positively affects everyone around you!
The name Amber comes from the Arabic word “ambar”, which refers to the orange-yellow-brown fossilized tree sap that becomes the gemstone Amber after a long process of pressure and heat. Amber is often called “The Happy Stone” as it is thought to bring good luck. Amber started being used as a girls’ name in the nineteenth century along with other gemstone names, like Ruby, Pearl, and Jade.
The name Amber can be seen in use in the United States as early as the late 1800s and early 1900s, though it was not among the most popular. In 1915, it seemed to drop out of sight completely for thirty years until 1945, when the novel “Forever Amber” was published. So, starting in 1945, it became visible again, but only really began to take off in the 1960s. Starting in 1974, Amber hit the Top 100 and stayed there for the next 30 years. The name peaked in popularity in the 1980s and 1990s, and in 1986 reached its highest spot as the thirteenth most popular name for US girls.
Amber Hagerman’s sad story has made a lasting impact on American law enforcement. Amber was a 9-year-old who was abducted and murdered near her home in Arlington, Texas in 1996. Named in her memory, the AMBER alert system in the United States is a child abduction alert system that gets the word out to the public when a child has been abducted to assist in preventing tragic stories like Amber’s.
Celebrity Ambers with happier stories include actresses Amber Benson, Amber Heard, and Amber Tamblyn, supermodel Amber Valletta, and figure skater Amber Corwin.