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What does Esma mean?

Esma Pronunciation of Esma [es-ma] as a girls' name is an Old French and Spanish name, 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.

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

Creative forms:
(female) Elama, Emema, ..

(male) Esan, Esmin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Esma Stevie (E.S.), ..

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)

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. (2015 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.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Amy (#158 the previous year), Esmeralda (#369), Esme (#682), Amia (#782), Amya (#903), Emmie (#1074), 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 5 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.

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