What does Em mean?
Em /em/ [1 syll.] 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).
Em has 1 variant: Emme.
Em has 50 more alternative forms via Amelia, Emerald, Emilia, Emily, Emma, Esmeralda: Aimil, Amaly, Amy▲, Eimile, Ema, Emalee, Emali, Emalia, Emalie, Emelda, Emelea, Emeli, Emelia▲, Emelie, Emelly, Emely▲, Emelyn, Emera, Emila, Emilea, Emilee▲, Emiley, Emili, Emilie▼, Emilla, Emille, Emilly, Emlyn, Emlynn, Emmely, Emmet, Emmett, Emmey, Emmi, Emmie▼, Emmily, Emmlee, Emmot, Emmott, Emmy▲, Emmye, Emyle, Emylee, Esma, Esmee, Esmie, Ezzie, Ima▼, Lala and Mali.Kreatif forms: Emei, Emeu, Euem. [more]
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. Census)
Popular related forms of Em (not in Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000 are Emma (#1 last year), Emily (#7), Amelia (#15), Amy (#148), Emilia (#164), Esmeralda (#376), Emely (#415), Emilee (#596), Emelia (#625), Emmy (#663), Emilie (#732), Ima, Lala, Emelie, Emmie and Emerald. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in 2013 (usage of 0.4654%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.4536%, down 2.5%), but with the versions Emilie, Emerald, Ima and Emmie becoming less in vogue. The more fashionable birth names here are Emmy (#663), Emelia (#625), Emilia (#164), Amelia (#15) and Emma (#1), and there is also a rebound in birth name popularity for Amelia, Emelia, Emilia and Emma. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Em and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)