Meaning and name origin
Irma \i-rma, ir-ma\ as a girl's 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 is a very popular first name for females (#255 out of 4276, Top 6%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Irma for girls. Irma reached its highest rank of #140 in the U.S. in 1900-1909 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Irma and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Emma (#1), Irma and Erma. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).