Meaning of Emma
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Emma has the following meaning:
Emma is Old German for "Embracing everything". It was a royal name in medieval England and only became popular at the end of the 19th century. Recently popularized again by the success of Emma Watson as Hermione in the hit movie series Harry Potter.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.
As a baby girl name, Emma is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 3 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Emma fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 1 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 2 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Emma in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Emma is pronounced as eh-mah
The following names are baby names related to Emma and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Emma: Boys - Emmet
, Girls - Adelaide
, Both genders - Bertha
Popular Variants for the name Emma: Em
We think the name Emma should fall under the following style category: Traditional
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Emma to be: A reliable and honest girl who is always contented and happy
In one word, you might describe Emma as a(n) "reliable
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