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What does Esma mean?

Esma [es-ma] as a girls' name. Esma's name origins are Old French and Spanish, and the meaning of Esma is "beloved; esteemed; to love; emerald". Esma is a variant form of Amy (Old French, Latin). Esma is also a form of Esme (Old French). Esma is also used as a form of Esmeralda (Spanish).


Esma has 4 variants: Esmae, Esmay, Esmee and Esmie.

Esma has 12 more alternative forms via Amy, Esme, Esmeralda: Aimy, Ame, Ami, Amia, Amya, Aymi, Edme, Em, Emmie, Esmaria, Isme and Lala.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Esmaea, Esmaia, ..

(male) Esan, Esmaed, ..

How popular is Esma?

Esma is an unusual given name for women. Esma is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Esma for girls. Esma was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #1583 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not listed currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Esma name in U.S.

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

Amy (#148 the previous year), Esmeralda (#376), Amia (#709), Esme (#816), Amya (#825), Emmie (#1150), Lala and Ami are the popular alternative forms of Esma appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Esmaria, are seldom used. These forms of Esma were favored as baby names 4 decades ago (adoption of 2.91%) and are now much less widespread (adoption 0.24%, 92% less). Amy is more widely used than the rest, although Amia appears to be gaining favor too, while versions like Esmeralda are no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Esma, Ami, Amia, Amy, Amya in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emmie, Esme, Esmeralda, Lala in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Esma is alike in pronunciation to Asma, Osma and Ozma. Other recommended names are Alma, Amma, Bama, Cama, Cosma, Cyma, Dama, Eba, Ebba, Eda, Edda, Edma, Edmea, Edna, Edra, Eena, Eeva, Efa, Eila, Ela, Elba, Elda, Elga, Elia, Elka, Ella, Ellma, Elma, Elna, Elsa, Elsha, Elssa, Elva, Ema, Eman, Emma, Emme, Emmi, Ena, Enya, Erda, Erla, Erma, Erna, Ess, Essy, Esta, Etha, Etna, Etta, Eula, Eva, Evia, Ewa, Fima, Hema, Ima, Irma, Jama, Kama, Kosma, Ooma, Pama, Pima, Rama, Rima, Roma, Sima, Soma, Syma, Toma and Yuma. These names tend to be more commonly used than Esma.