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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). The name Em is also a variation of 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) (2000 U.S. Census).
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