Meaning and Origin
What does the name Topaz mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
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- A submission from California, U.S. says the name Topaz means "Hebrew".
- A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Topaz means "A stone" and is of Norwegian origin.
- [Min] A mineral occurring in rhombic prisms, generally yellowish and pellucid, also colorless, and of greenesh, bluish, or brownish shades. It sometimes occurs massive and opaque. It is a fluosilicate of alumina, and is used as a gem.
- [Zoöl] Either one of two species of large, brilliantly colored humming birds of the genus Topaza Topaza pella or Topaza pyra), of South America and the West Indies.
Note: ☞ The two tail feathers next to the central ones are much longer that the rest, curved, and crossed. The Throat is metallic yellowish-green, with a tint like topaz in the center, the belly is bright crimson, the back bright red. Called also topaz hummer.
Etymology: OE. topas, F. topaze, L. topazos, or topazion, a kind of precious stone, Gr. to`pazos topa`zion; possibly akin to Skr. tap to glow (cf. Tepid). According to some, the name is from Topazos, a small island in the Red Sea, where the Romans obtained a stone which they called by this name, but which is the chrysolite of the moderns
- A light brown the color of topaz
- A mineral (fluosilicate of aluminum) that occurs in crystals of various colors and is used as a gemstone
- A yellow quartz
From Old French topace (compare French topaze), from the Ancient Greek proper noun Τοπάζιος (Topázios), ancient name of St. John's Island, Egypt, in the Red Sea, believed to be the first discovered source of the mineral τοπάζιον (topázion, “peridot”).
- a silicate mineral of aluminium and fluorine, usually tinted by impurities
- An often clear, yellowish-brown gemstone cut therefrom.
- A yellowish-brown color, like that of the gemstone.
- (historical, British India) A black Catholic soldier in the British Army.
topaz was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Polish, and Serbo-Croatian