Entire, Universal

Emma Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \em-uh\
Number in U.S 👶 692,000
Rate in 2021 4
Numerology 🔢 5
Name origin 🌍 German

What is meaning of name Emma?

What does Emma mean?
Emma is a girl's name meaning "great", "great", "powerful", "strong", "immense" and "strong woman".

Origin of the name Emma
The name Emma has a clear Germanic origin and comes from the Germanic name Ermin, which means "strength", as well as from Emmanuela , the feminine of Emmanuel.

Diminutives and variations of the name Emma
The most used diminutives of Emma are Ema and Em. There are several variants of the name Emma or well, names from which it can be derived like Irma, Ermin, Emmanuela and Emmy.

Emma's Saint's Day
Some people celebrate Emma's Saint on the 2nd January and others do it on February 2.

Additional description of the name Emma

Emma : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

The name Emma meanings and origins

The name “ Emma “ is a popular name all around the globe. This name is a feminine given name. This name is derived from  a Germanic word “ erman “ which means “ Whole “ or “ universal “. Also this name has been used as a diminutive of Emmeline, Amelia or any other name beginning with “ Em “. As this name is not a rare one, you can select other similar names to the name “ Emma “, these names can be “ Emily “, “ Emmett “, “ Emilie “ and “ Em “.

Emma is an English girls name and it's Pronunciation is: Em-mah Emma has German origin wich means “whole” or “universal.

Popularity of the name Emma

It you are considering the name “ Emma “ you should note that this name is not a common baby’s name in Oklahoma based on the data by American reliable researches in the year 1950 in the United states of America. For example, the name “ Emma “ was given to about 18 newborn babies in the hear 1950.

In the year 1950, a total of 1901 babies bear the same first name as your baby in the United states of America. The highest recorded use of the name “ Emma “ is related to the year 2003 with a total of 22000 newborn babies.

Since the year 1880 up to the year 208, this name was recorded 675000 times in the SSA public database. In the year 1880, the name “ Emma “ appeared on the popularity charts for the first time. Near 2013 newborn babies were given “ Emma “ in the year 1880.

This name became a popular one in the year 1880 with a rank of 3 nationwide and was registered 2003 times as a feminine given name. Also “ Emma “ became well known in the state of Iowa in the hear 2002. The unique name ranked 1 with 310 newborn babies.

The all time high record for thus name is related to the year 2017 in the state of California with about 2700 newborn baby girls.

Emma popularity in England can be attributed to Emma of Normandy, who married the English kings Aethelred II.

Emma was also used by  English author Jane Austen's character who mamed Emma Woodhouse in her 1816 , Novel " Emma "

From 1880 to 1941, Emma remained in the top 100 U.S. name ranked. Its rank steadily declined through the 1970s, then it started to back in top ranks. In 1993 it became into the top 200 name rank

During 2000s ,Classic names made a comeback in neme rank

after Emma was used in the well-known popular TV show “Friends” as the name for Rachel and Ross's baby, it propelled to the #2 spot in 2003. It reached #1 in 2008 before slipping back into the top 3 names

Personality of the name Emma

Here we have the letter analysis of the name “ Emma “

E is for easy going, no ruffles here

M is for mystery, the part of you that can not be explained

M is for musical, your hidden talent

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge

The real meaning of the name “ Emma “ might not be described in just a few sentences and words. 


Famous people named Emma

Emma Lady Hamilton who is an English Artist’s model

Emma Lady Radford who is an English antiquarian and public servant

Queen Emma or Hawaii who is queen to King Kamehameha IV from the year of 1856 to his death in the year 1863

Emma of Normandy

Emma Adler who is an Australian journalist


Names starting with the letter “ E “

Eden, Earl, Elijah and Emma

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Comments on the name Emma
10/30/2022 1:07:06 PM

this is a girls name that i babysit and i think that this name is beautiful. Its so classie

10/27/2022 12:31:40 PM

I named my daughter Emma. She was born in 2011. My husband is English and it is very popular there as well as Gemma. I preferred Emma so we named her Emma Rose. Apparently, Jennifer Aniston;s character on Friends had a baby and named her Emma....that made it extremely popular. I have not met another Emma yet but I'm sure we will. She loves her name!

2/27/2022 8:40:30 PM

I have four boys and pregnant again I believe all things are possible thru Our Lord Jesus Christ so the spirit gave me the name emma and thats how I know that Im having a girl by trusting in him.

1/27/2022 9:48:00 AM

My name is Emma Kathleen. I have been had that name for 17 years. I use to not like it but now I guess It's not too bad. There aren't too many emmas my age, but there have been a lot of little girls named emma lately.

8/3/2021 9:27:18 AM

love the name Emma like Emma watson from hary potter


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Emma?
The origin of the name Emma is German.
*️⃣ How many people are named Emma?
Almost 692000 people are named Emma.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Emma?
The names of Robyn, Zack, Irby