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What does Irma mean?

Irma Pronunciation of Irma 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.



VARIANTS Erma, Ermengard, Irmina, Irmine, Irmgard, Irmgarde

SEE ALSO Emma, Therma



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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)

Irma reached its peak position of #152 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not listed currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Irma name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Irma are Emma (#1 LAST YEAR), Erma and Irmgard. These relations of Irma were favored as birth names 138 years ago (AVERAGE #624) and are somewhat less common today (#1500, DOWN 45.5%), with forms such as Erma going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Irma, Emma, Erma, Irmgard in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.

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