Emma - girls name

Emma name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Emma name meaning:

The name Emma is of German origin, derived from the word "ermen," meaning "whole" or "universal." It is believed to have been introduced to England by Emma of Normandy, who was the wife of King Ethelred the Unready in the 11th century. Emma has since become a popular name across different cultures and has gained immense popularity worldwide.

The name Emma signifies qualities of strength, completeness, and universality. People with this name are often seen as confident, ambitious, and determined individuals who have a strong sense of self and a desire for success. They are known for their intelligence, creativity, and ability to adapt to different situations. Emma is also associated with femininity, grace, and elegance.

In recent years, the name Emma has experienced a resurgence in popularity, becoming one of the most popular names for girls in many countries. Its timeless charm and simplicity make it a beloved choice for parents seeking a classic and sophisticated name for their daughters.

Origin: German



Dickens names

Related names

Emma , Em, Emmanuele, Mannie, Manny , Manolito, Manolo, Manuel , Manuelo

Other girls names beginning with E


Overall UK ranking: 61 out of 5581

860 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (49)
  • England (60)

Historical popularity of Emma

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