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Meaning of Emma

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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.
USA baby name statistics


The name Emma is pronounced as eh-mah


Emma originates from the German language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Emma and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Emma: Boys - Emmet, Everett, Otho, Watt, Wilburn, Girls - Adelaide, Adelia, Adelle, Adline, Alberta, Allar, Arleth, Arminda, Arminta, Berdie, Bernardine, Both genders - Bertha, Charles, Gertrude


Popular Variants for the name Emma: Em (Nickname), Eme (Hawaiian), Emelina, Emeline, Emelyne, Emmalyn, Emmalyna, Emme (German), Emmeleia, Emmet, Emmette, Emmi, Emmie, Emmy


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" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Emma (or its variants) are:

Emma Rose Roberts, born on 10 February, a famous actress. Emma Rose Roberts's background: Best known as the niece of Pretty Woman Julia Roberts, with the same wide smile. She debut on screen at the age of nine and went on to star in the Nickelodeon TV series 'Unfabulous', before migrating to the big screen where she plays celebrated detective Nancy Drew in her latest film venture. She also sings, releasing an album 'Unfabulous and More' in 2005.

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson, born on 15 April, a famous actress. Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson's background: French-born English actress. Famous and adored for her role as Hermione Granger in the series of Harry Potter movies. Her latest film ventures will be beyond the Harry Potter series, in two television movies named 'Ballet Shoes' and 'The Tale of the Despereaux.
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