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Meaning and name origin

Em \em\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Em), is of Latin, Old German, English, Old French and Spanish origin, and the meaning of Em is "rival, eager work; precious gemstone; entire, universal; emerald". Em is a variant of Amelia (Latin, Old German); blend of two medieval names: the Latin Emilia (see Emily) and the Latin German Amalia, meaning "work". Also a variant of Emerald (English); jewel name: Emerald is the birthstone for May. Em is also used as a variant of Emma (Old French, Old German), Esmeralda (Spanish).


Em has 1 variant form: Emme.


Em is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#29054 out of 88799, Top 33%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Em and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Emma (#1), Emily (#7), Amelia (#15), Emilia (#164), Esmeralda (#376) and Emerald. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Amelia, Emerald, Emilia, Emily, Emma, Esmeralda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amelia, Emilia, Emily, Emma outside U.S.

Similar Names

Em is also pronounced similarly to Ame. Other suggested similar baby names are El, Ema, Emmi, Emmy and Ena. These names tend to be more commonly used than Em.