Beryl is the name of a mineral which is often used as a gem, of a bluish-greenish color, though it can also come in other colors. The name comes from Latin beryllus via Ancient Greek berullos which derives from Prakit veruliya via Sanskrit vaidurya- which ultimately derives from a Dravidian origin, the name of a city in India called Velur (now known as Belur) meaning “white town”, likely because it was where beryl was once mined.
Though Beryl is more commonly associated as a female name, it has had use as a male name.
- Beryll (English)
- Beril (Turkish)
- Berryl (English)