What 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.
How 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)
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)