Beryl

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.

Origin: Dravidian

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Variants:

  • Beryll (English)
  • Beril (Turkish)
  • Berryl (English)

 

 

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