The name Amber ranked 57th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics, 139th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census and 29th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1994 US Census.
This name is highly rated both on the 1990 U.S. Census list and in state data recording the most popular baby names.
Amber is the English name for a semi-precious gem formed from fossilized tree resin, and is also used to describe the gem's tawny golden color. It comes from the Arabic term anbar, which refers not only to the gem, but also to ambergris, a similarly colored and similarly precious substance produced in the intestines of whales and used as a perfume fixative.
The Hindi name originated separately, and is derived from a Sanskrit expression meaning ''The sky.''