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What does Em mean?

Em /em/ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Em). Em's name origins are English, Latin 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 form 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).

Associated with: precious.


Em has 1 variant: Emme.

Em has 21 more alternative forms via Amelia, Emerald, Emilia, Emily, Emma, Esmeralda: Amy, Ema, Emali, Emeli, Emely, Emera, Emila, Emili, Emlyn, Emmet, Emmey, Emmi, Emmie, Emmot, Emmy, Emmye, Emyle, Esma, Esmee, Esmie and Ima.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Eed, Emei, ..

(male) Emmo, Emo, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Popular related forms of Em (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Emma (#1 from recent data), Emily (#7), Amelia (#15), Amy (#148), Emilia (#164), Esmeralda (#376), Emely (#415), Emmy (#663), Emerald (#1140), Emmie (#1150), Ema (#1514), Emme (#1526), Ima, Emili and Esma. These relations of Em reached the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 5.35%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 2.9%, down 46%), with versions like Esmeralda going out of style. Amelia, Emilia, Emmy and Emely are four of the more fashionable girl names here. Shown below is a comparison of the history of Em and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amelia, Amy, Ema, Emely, Emerald in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emili, Emilia, Emily, Emma, Emme in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emmie, Emmy, Esma, Esmeralda, Ima in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Em is alike in pronunciation to Aime and Ame. Another recommended name is El. Like Em, these names are not frequently used.