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pinWhat does Irma mean?

Irma /ir-ma/ [2 sylls.] 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.

Irma has 6 more different relations via Ermintrude: Ermentraud, Ermyntrude, Imtrud, Irmentrud, Irmtraud and Trudy.

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 1000 Baby Names Records, 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), Trudy and Erma. Forms like Irmtraud are uncommon. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.7693%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.2498%, down 67.5%), with the forms Irma, Erma and Trudy becoming less in vogue. Emma (#1) is the most trendy girl name among these, with this name undergoing a rebound in popularity. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Irma and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

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Recommended similar baby names are Ima, Ira, Iren, Irena, Irina and Iryna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Irma.