What does the baby name Alchemy mean? Learn about what Alchemy means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Alchemy - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Alchemy
A-L-C-H-E-M-Y, is a 7-letter female given name.
Meaning of Alchemy
Medieval chemistry.
Origin of Alchemy
The name 'Alchemy' has its origin in the ancient Greek word 'khemeia', which referred to the practice of transmuting base metals into gold or silver. The concept of alchemy dates back to ancient times and was closely associated with the pursuit of knowledge and the transformation of substances.
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Popularity of Alchemy
While 'Alchemy' is not a commonly used name, it has gained some popularity in recent years. It is often chosen by parents who are seeking a unique and distinctive name for their daughter. The popularity of 'Alchemy' reflects a growing trend of parents opting for unconventional and meaningful names for their children.
Alchemy currently has 2 likes, and is in the top 14% of liked girl's names. The name Abayomi is slightly more popular than Alchemy.

Etymology of Alchemy

The word 'Alchemy' is derived from the Arabic word 'al-kīmiyā', which itself came from the Greek word 'khemeia'. The term 'alchemy' was used to describe the mystical and philosophical practices of the ancient alchemists, who sought to discover the secrets of transmutation and immortality.

Cultural Significance of Alchemy

Alchemy has had a significant impact on various cultures throughout history. It was not only a scientific pursuit but also a spiritual and philosophical discipline. Alchemists were often seen as seekers of wisdom and enlightenment, as they believed that the process of transmutation could lead to spiritual transformation and the attainment of higher knowledge.