Meaning and name origin
Esma \e-sma, es-ma\ as a girl's name is of Old French, Latin and Spanish origin, and the meaning of Esma is "beloved; esteemed; to love; emerald". Esma is a variant of Amy (Old French, Latin): anglicized form of the Old French Amee, meaning "beloved", which originated as a nickname from the Latin Amata, from "amare", meaning "to love". Also a variant of Esme (Old French): Esmé is related to the more modern French form aimé, which is the root of Amy. Esma is also used as a variant of Esmeralda (Spanish).
Esma is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Esma and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Amy (#148), Esmeralda (#376) and Esme (#816). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).