What does Em mean?
Em /em/ [1 syll.] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Em). Em's name origins are Latin, Old German, English, Old French and Spanish, and the meaning of the name Em is "rival, eager work; precious gemstone; rival; laborious; eager; entire, universal; emerald". Em is a variant transcription of Amelia (Latin, Old German). Em is also a variant of Emerald (English). Em is also used as a variant of Emilia (Latin), Emily (Latin), Emma (Old French, Old German) and Esmeralda (Spanish).
Em has 1 variant: Emme.
Em has 50 more alternative forms via Amelia, Emerald, Emilia, Emily, Emma, Esmeralda: Aimil, Amaly, Amy▲, Eimile, Ema, Emalee, Emali, Emalia, Emalie, Emelda, Emelea, Emeli, Emelia▲, Emelie, Emelly, Emely▲, Emelyn, Emera, Emila, Emilea, Emilee▲, Emiley, Emili, Emilie▼, Emilla, Emille, Emilly, Emlyn, Emlynn, Emmely, Emmet, Emmett, Emmey, Emmi, Emmie▼, Emmily, Emmlee, Emmot, Emmott, Emmy▲, Emmye, Emyle, Emylee, Esma, Esmee, Esmie, Ezzie, Ima▼, Lala and Mali.Kreatif forms: Emei, Emeu, Euem. [more]
How popular is Em?
Em is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent last name for all people (#29932 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Popular related forms of Em (not in Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000 are Emma (#1 last year), Emily (#7), Amelia (#15), Amy (#148), Emilia (#164), Esmeralda (#376), Emely (#415), Emilee (#596), Emelia (#625), Emmy (#663), Emilie (#732), Ima, Lala, Emelie, Emmie and Emerald. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in 2013 (usage of 0.4654%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.4536%, down 2.5%), but with the versions Emilie, Emerald, Ima and Emmie becoming less in vogue. The more fashionable birth names here are Emmy (#663), Emelia (#625), Emilia (#164), Amelia (#15) and Emma (#1), and there is also a rebound in birth name popularity for Amelia, Emelia, Emilia and Emma. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Em and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)