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pinWhat does Irma mean?

Irma /ir-ma/ as a girls' name is pronounced IR-ma. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Irma is "entire, universal". Short form of names containing irm(en) or erm(en), like Ermintrude.


Irma has 6 variants: Erma, Ermengard, Irmgard, Irmgarde, Irmina and Irmine.

Related girl names: Emma and Therma.

Kreatif forms: Ioirma, Irim, Irmaio. [more]

pinHow popular is Irma?

Irma is a very prominent first name for females (#255 out of 4276, Top 6%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Irma for girls. Irma reached its peak position of #140 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Irma name in U.S.

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

Prominent alternative forms of Irma are Emma (#1 last year) and Erma. These relations of Irma were favored as birth names 114 years ago (average #108) and have become much less common since (#667, down 62.6%), with forms such as Irma falling out of style. Emma is the most trendy girl name among these, with this name undergoing a rebound in popularity.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Irma, Emma, Erma in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Irma, Emma outside U.S.

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Recommended similar baby names are Alma, Ama, Amma, Asma, Bama, Cama, Carma, Cima, Cyma, Dama, Dorma, Edma, Elma, Ema, Esma, Fima, Fruma, Hema, Herma, Iana, Iara, Ida, Idra, Ila, Ilima, Ilka, Illa, Ilsa, Ima, Iman, Ina, Inda, Inga, Inya, Iola, Iona, Ira, Iren, Irena, Irida, Irina, Iris, Irisa, Irit, Irita, Iryna, Isa, Isha, Isla, Isme, Ita, Iva, Jama, Kama, Karma, Mima, Norma, Oma, Ooma, Osma, Ozma, Pama, Pima, Prima, Rama, Rima, Roma, Sima, Soma, Syma, Tama, Toma, Uma, Yuma and Zuma. These names tend to be less frequently used than Irma.