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Turquoise name meaning

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What does the name Turquoise mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Turquoise

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French
78%
English
22%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from New York, U.S. says the name Turquoise means "Aqua Blue".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun
A hydrous phosphate of alumina containing a little copper; calaite. It has a blue, or bluish green, color, and usually occurs in reniform masses with a botryoidal surface.

Note: ☞ Turquoise is susceptible of a high polish, and when of a bright blue color is much esteemed as a gem. The finest specimens come from Persia. It is also found in New Mexico and Arizona, and is regarded as identical with the chalchihuitl of the Mexicans.

Etymology: F. turquoise; cf. Pr. & Sp. turquesa, It. turchese turchina, LL. turchesius turchina; -- so called because first brought from Turkey. See 1st Turkey

adjective Tur*quoise"
Having a fine light blue color, like that of choice mineral turquoise.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A shade of blue tinged with green
  2. A blue to grey green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate ("blue turquoise is valued as a gemstone")
Wiktionary

From Middle French Turquoise, from Old French (pierre) turqueise (“Turkish (stone)”). The stone was originally brought to Europe from Turkestan.

  1. A sky-blue, greenish-blue, or greenish-gray semi-precious gemstone.
  2. A pale greenish-blue colour, like that of the gemstone.

turquoise was also found in the following language(s): French and Middle French

Fun Facts about the name Turquoise

  • How Popular is the name Turquoise? Turquoise is the 16,104th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Turquoise have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 539 babies born with the first name Turquoise in the United States. That's more than enough people named Turquoise to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Turquoise? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Turquoise first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Turquoise is Saturday, July 7th, 1917.
  • What year had the most people named Turquoise born? The highest recorded use of the first name Turquoise was in 1987 with a total of 63 babies.
  • Random Turquoise Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Turquoise is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Turquoise: The name spelled backwards is Esiouqrut. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Qruuoeits. How do you pronounce that?
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