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Origin of the name ESMERALDUS.
Etymology of the name ESMERALDUS.
Meaning of the baby name ESMERALDUS.

  

ESMERALDUS.  Latin form of Greek Smaragdos (q.v.), meaning "emerald."

... She fell so in love with what she saw of life in the monastery that she longed to become a monk.  On her return home the idea took entire possession of her soul, and, disguising herself as a man, she went to the Abbot to ask admission to his convent.  He, suspecting nothing, welcomed her gladly; she took the name of Brother Esmeraldus, and her sex was never discovered.  Her father mourned bitterly over her loss, and her Superior actually sent her home to him with a message of comfort.  Not until she felt herself dying did she own the truth,... (Lives and Legends of the Great Hermits and Fathers of the Church, D'Anvers, 1902)

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