Pronounced: Kuīn Metaria
Since the Japanese “R” could be sometimes read as “L”, it’s not certain what is the correct translation to her name. If Takeuchi-sensei meant her name to be read as “Metalia”, it’s source could be the word “metal”. The source for “Metaria” could be the word “matter”. I write her name with “L” just because I like the sound of it better. ^^
Pronounced: Kuīn Beriru
Named after the mineral beryl. The name of the mineral itself comes from the Greek word beryllos, which referred to a precious blue-green gemstone.
Named after the mineral jadeite (also known as jade).
Named after the mineral nephrite. The name nephrite is taken from lapis nephriticus in Latin, which means ‘kidney stone’ (it was believed that this gemstone is good for the kidneys).
Named after the mineral zoisite. The mineral is named after the Slovene scientist Baron Sigmund Zois von Edelstein (Žiga Zois), who had discovered it.
Named after the mineral kunzite (also known as malachite). The mineral is named after the gemologist George F. Kunz who identified it.