Meaning and name origin
Em \em\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Em), is of Latin, Old German, English, Old French and Spanish origin, and the meaning of Em is "rival, eager work; precious gemstone; entire, universal; emerald". Em 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), 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, Top 33%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Em and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Emma (#1), Emily (#7), Amelia (#15), Emilia (#164), Esmeralda (#376) and Emerald. (2014 statistics).