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What does Em mean?

Em Pronunciation of Em [em] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Em) is of Old English and Old German derivation, and the name Em means "Emery's son; brave power". Em is a version of Emerson (Old English): Ralph Waldo Emerson. Em is also a variation of Emery (Old German): transferred use of the surname.

Associated with: old english, brave, power.


2 relations via Emerson, Emery: Emeri and Emory.

Creative forms:
(male) Elm, Emo, ..

(female) Eel, Eta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Em Zion (E.Z.), ..

How popular is Em?

Em is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#29932 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Em (not in Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Emerson (#301 from recent data), Emery (#752) and Emory (#829). These forms of Em were popular presently (usage of 0.09%). Emerson is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this compilation. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emerson, Emery, Emory in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Em and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Em is pronounced similarly to Aime, Am and Wim. Other recommended names are Eb, Ed, Ep (see Ephraim) and Ev. These names tend to be more frequently used than Em.

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