Origin: Greek

Meaning: rainbow ( Ιρις )

In Greek mythology, Iris is the goddess of the rainbow and the messanger of the gods.

Iris is also the name of a genus of flowers as well as being a color referring to shades ranging from blue-violet to violet.

Iris is also a term used to describe the colored portion of the eye, responsible for controlling the diameter and size of the pupil and the amount of light reaching the retina


Origin: English derived from Greek beryllos, which in turn comes from Sanskrit verulia/veruliya (via Latin beryllus, from Old French beryl and Middle English beril

Meaning: it refers to the clear or pale-green blue precious stone derived from Sanskrit origin