Spanish and Portuguese name inspired by the gemstone called emerald.

It became widely known after Victor Hugo’s novel “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”.

The names popularity has risen since 1996 due to Disney’s film adaptation of Hugo’s novel.

The word “emerald” derives from the Greek word for the green gemstone “smáragdos”.

Emerald is called “the stone of successful love” and it represents growth, fertility and peace.

Alternative forms of the name are Esmaralda and Ismeralda.