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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 compound names such as Ermintrude and Irma, from the word erm(en) or irm(en). A royal name in medieval England, it was introduced by the Normans, and made popular because it was borne by the mother of Edward the Confessor, who was also known as Aelgifu. Literary: title character of the Jane Austen romance novel "Emma". Emma Peel was a character in the 1960s British TV series "The Avengers". Actresses Emma Samms, Emma Thompson; singer Emmylou Harris.

Emma has 27 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, Emmylou and Ima.

For more information, see also related names Emily, Emmarald and Amelia.

Emma is also pronounced similarly to Ama, Amia, Amma, Emmey, Oma, Ooma, Uma and Yuma. Other suggested similar baby names are Edma, Eena, Elma, Ena, Enya, Erma, Esma and Euna.

View a list of the 8 names that reference Emma.

Popularity of Emma

Emma is a very popular first name for females (#134 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27744 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Emma name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Emma with its variant forms and related girl baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Emma name in U.S.
Top 100 ranking of Emma outside U.S.


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