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Emma meaning and name origin
Emma \e(m)-ma\ as a girl's name is pronounced EM-ah. It is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Emma is "entire, universal". Originally a short form of German names such as Ermintrude. A royal name in medieval England. Emma Peel was a charcter in the 1960s British TV series "The Avengers". Literary: title character of the Jane Austen romance novel "Emma". Actresses Emma Samms, Emma Thompson; singer Emmylou Harris.
Emma has 26 variant forms: Em, Ema, Emalinda, Emelina, Emeline, Emelyne, Emmalee, Emmaline, Emmalyn, Emmalynn, Emmalynne, Emme, Emmeleia, Emmeline, Emmelyn, Emmelyne, Emmet, Emmett, Emmette, Emmi, Emmie, Emmot, Emmott, Emmy, Emmye and Ima.
For more information, see also related names Emmarald and Amelia.
Baby names that sound like Emma are Amma, Ama, Amia, Emmey, Jemma, Jama, Oma, Uma, Ooma and Yuma.
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Popularity of Emma
Emma is a very popular first name for women (#134 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27744 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Emma for girls. (2012 statistics) Compare Emma with its variant forms and related girl baby names.