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Em meaning and name origin

Em \em\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Em), has the meaning "rival, eager work; precious gemstone; entire, universal; emerald" and 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): originally a short form of compound names such as Ermintrude and Irma, from the word erm(en) or irm(en). Em is also a variant of Esmeralda (Spanish): from the word esmeralda for the prized green gemstone.

Em has 1 variant form: Emme.

Em is also pronounced similarly to Ame. Other suggested similar baby names are El, Ema, Emmi, Emmy and Ena.

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Popularity of Em

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

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Em name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Em with its variant form and related girl baby names.


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