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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 has 4 variant forms: Esmae, Esmay, Esmee, Esmie.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Amy, Esme, Esmeralda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amy, Esme outside U.S.

Similar Names

Esma is also pronounced similarly to Asma, Osma and Ozma. Other suggested similar baby names are Edma, Elma, Ema, Emma, Erma and Esta. These names tend to be more commonly used than Esma.