One of several women's names that are taken from gemstones and that came into fashion at the end of the 19th century. Beryl is a pale green semiprecious stone (of which emerald is a variety). Other colours are also found. The word is from Greek, and is ultimately of Indian origin.
German: 1. apparently a jocular nickname for a greedy person or a baker, from Low German licken ‘to lick’ + teig ‘dough’, like Lickefett ‘lick the fat’, a jocular name for a cook. 2. Alternatively, it may be an altered form of Leichteig, topographic name from Middle High German laich ‘light’, ‘clear’ + teig, variant of teich ‘pond’.