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Em meaning and name origin
Em \em\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Em), is a variant of Amelia (Latin, Old German), Emily (Latin), Emma (Old French, Old German) and Esmeralda (Spanish), and the meaning of Em is "industrious, striving; work; rival; laborious; eager; entire, universal; emerald". From Amelia: blend of two medieval names: the Latin Emilia (see Emily) and the Latin German Amalia, meaning "work". From Emily: from the Latin name Aemilia, feminine form of the old Roman surname Aemilius. From Emma: originally a short form of German names such as Ermintrude. From Esmeralda: variant of Emerald, the prized green gemstone. See Amelia, Emily, Emma, Esmeralda for more on Em. The baby name Em sounds like Ema, Ama, Emmy, Amy, Ami, Ame, Emmi, Ima, Emme, Oma and Uma. Other similar baby names are El, Ena, Esme, Esma, Cam, Eve, Eva, Eda, Ede, Edy, Edi, Edma, Ela, Eir, Eli, Elma, Emer, Erma, Evy, Eba, Gem, Eman, Eyo, Kim, Kym, Mo, Mim, Pam, Sam and Tam.
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Popularity of Em
Em is not a popular first name for women but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#29054 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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