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pinWhat does Emma mean?

Emma /em-ma/ as a girls' 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 variants: 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.

Related girl names: Emily, Emmarald and Amelia.

Emma has 12 more alternative forms via Ermintrude, Irma: Erma, Ermengard, Ermentraud, Ermyntrude, Imtrud, Irmentrud, Irmgard, Irmgarde, Irmina, Irmine, Irmtraud and Trudy.

Emma has 1 masculine form: Emmet.

Kreatif forms: Emeu, Emmaeu, Euma. [more]

pinHow popular is Emma?

Emma is a very popular first name for women (#134 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#23207 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Emma for girls. Emma reached its peak position of #1 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emma name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emma outside U.S.

Amelia (#15 2 years ago), Emeline, Emily (#7), Emmalee (#852), Emmaline (#880), Emmalyn (#465), Emmalynn (#770), Emmeline (#907), Emmie, Emmy (#663), Erma, Ima, Irma and Trudy are the prominent varying forms of Emma (#1 2 years ago) appearing in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Ermengard, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Emma was more pronounced during the years 1890-1899 (average #628) and is almost as widespread today (#704, down 20.4%). Emily is more universally found than the rest, although Emmalynn appears to be gaining popularity too, while versions such as Emmalee, Erma, Ima, Irma and Trudy have become less contemporary. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Emma and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emma, Amelia, Emeline, Emily, Emmalee in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emmaline, Emmalyn, Emmalynn, Emmeline, Emmie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emmy, Erma, Ima, Irma, Trudy in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Emma is alike in pronunciation to Ama, Amia, Amma, Amya, Emmey, Oma, Ooma, Uma and Yuma. Other recommended similar baby names are Edma, Eena, Elma, Ena, Enya, Esma and Euna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Emma.