Meaning and Name Origin
Esma \e-sma, es-ma\ as a girls' name has the meaning "beloved; esteemed; to love; emerald". Esma is a variant 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 40 more alternative forms via Amy, Esme, Esmeralda: Aimee▼, Aimie, Aimy, Amada, Amata, Ame, Amecia, Amee, Ami▼, Amia▲, Amiah, Amice, Amie▼, Amiee, Amil, Ammie, Amya▼, Amye, Aymee, Aymi, Edme, Em, Emerald▼, Emerant, Emeraude, Emmie▼, Esmaralda, Esmarelda, Esmaria, Esmerelda, Esmiralda, Esmiralde, Esmirelda, Ezmeralda, Ezzie, Isme, Lala, Lolly, Marilda and Smeralda.
Esma is an unusual given name for women. Esma is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Esma and corresponding names. Amy (#148 the previous year), Esmeralda (#376), Amia (#709), Aimee (#815), Esme (#816), Amya (#825), Amiah, Lala, Emmie, Emerald, Ammie, Ami and Amie are the popular alternative forms of Esma (#unlisted). These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 and are somewhat less popular today, with versions such as Amya, Emerald, Emmie, Amie and Ami falling out of fashion. Amia (#709), Amy (#148) and Esmeralda (#376) are three of the more chic names for newborns among these, with Amy going through a rebound in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)