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Meaning and Name Origin

Erma \e-rma, er-ma\ as a girls' name is pronounced ER-mah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Erma is "entire, universal". Variant of Irma. Writer/humorist Erma Bombeck.


Erma has 10 variants: Ermina, Erminia, Erminie, Hermia, Hermine, Herminie, Hermione, Irma, Irminia and Irminie.

Erma has 5 more related forms via Irma: Ermengard, Irmgard, Irmgarde, Irmina and Irmine.


Erma is a very prominent first name for women (#383 out of 4276, Top 9%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Erma for girls. Erma reached its highest position of #145 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Erma and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Erma rated in the Top 1000 are Hermine and Irma. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during 1900-1909 and is now significantly lower, with the versions Erma, Hermine and Irma becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Erma, Hermine, Irma in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Edma, Elma, Ema, Emma, Erda, Erena, Erga, Erin, Erina, Erla, Erna, Eryn and Esma. These names tend to be less commonly used than Erma.