Emma Name Meaning

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Fact: Emma has consistently ranked among the top baby names in the United States for the past two decades, often securing the number one spot.

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A Deep Dive

Emma Overview

Meaning

Universal, whole

Gender

Girl

Origin

German

Etymology

Derived from the Germanic word “ermen,” meaning “whole” or “universal.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈɛmə/

Popularity

Emma is an immensely popular name worldwide, frequently used in many countries.

Ranked 2nd most popular name in USA in 2023.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

4 letters

Numerology

5 (Visionary, Expansive, Adventurous)

Name Styles

Popular, Classic, Cute

Associated Traits

Gentle, strong, compassionate, intelligent

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Saint Emma of Lesum is a notable figure, and Emma is also featured in Jane Austen’s classic novel “Emma.”

Name Day

April 19th
A Deep Dive

Emma Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Emmaline, Emmy, Emilia, Emmanuelle, Emiliana, Emmeline, Emilia

Common Nicknames

Emmy, Emmie, Mimi

Diminutives

Emmy, Emmie, Mimi

Famous People

  • Emma Watson
    (British Actress)
  • Emma Stone
    (American Actress)
  • Emma Thompson
    (British Actress)
  • Emma Roberts
    (American Actress)
  • Emma Bunton
    (British Singer)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Emma Swan
    ("Once Upon a Time," TV Series)
  • Emma Woodhouse
    ("Emma," Novel by Jane Austen)
  • Emma Frost
    ("X-Men," Comic Series)
  • Emma Pillsbury
    ("Glee," TV Series)
  • Emma Decody
    ("Bates Motel," TV Series)

Places

  • Emma Lake
    (Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Emma Township
    (Minnesota, USA)
  • Emma Mine
    (California, USA)
  • Emma City
    (Missouri, USA)
  • Emma Gorge
    (Western Australia, Australia)

What Is the Meaning of Emma?

Emma means “universal” or “whole” in German. People named Emma are often seen as strong, dependable, and nurturing, embodying a sense of completeness and warmth.

What Is the Origin of The Name Emma?

Emma has German origins, derived from the Germanic word “ermen,” which means “whole” or “universal.” The name has been popular in many cultures and languages, maintaining its timeless and classic appeal.

Emma Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Emma in the U.S. over the Years

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Annual Statistics Breakdown for Emma

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
20232
No change from 2022
13527
(-957 from 2022)
0.77332
20222
No change from 2021
14484
(-1046 from 2021)
0.80778
20212
No change from 2020
15530
(-169 from 2020)
0.86684
20202
No change from 2019
15699
(-1513 from 2019)
0.88811
20192
(-1 from 2018)
17212
(-1602 from 2018)
0.93805
20181
No change from 2017
18814
(-1051 from 2017)
1.01169
20171
No change from 2016
19865
(+323 from 2016)
1.05153
20161
No change from 2015
19542
(-940 from 2015)
1.00946
20151
No change from 2014
20482
(-479 from 2014)
1.04989
20141
(+1 from 2013)
20961
(-2 from 2013)
1.07145
20132
No change from 2012
20963
(-5 from 2012)
1.08748
20122
(+1 from 2011)
20968
(+2148 from 2011)
1.08112
20113
No change from 2010
18820
(+1459 from 2010)
0.97126
20103
(-1 from 2009)
17361
(-549 from 2009)
0.88546
20092
(-1 from 2008)
17910
(-916 from 2008)
0.88441
20081
(+2 from 2007)
18826
(+442 from 2007)
0.90385
20073
(-1 from 2006)
18384
(-744 from 2006)
0.86860
20062
No change from 2005
19128
(-1226 from 2005)
0.91499
20052
No change from 2004
20354
(-1264 from 2004)
1.00287
20042
No change from 2003
21618
(-1098 from 2003)
1.07136
20032
(+2 from 2002)
22716
(+6159 from 2002)
1.13215
20024
(+9 from 2001)
16557
(+3231 from 2001)
0.83832
200113
(+4 from 2000)
13326
(+766 from 2000)
0.67271
200017
No change from 1999
12560
(+812 from 1999)
0.62934
199917
(+5 from 1998)
11748
(+1300 from 1998)
0.60345
199822
(+14 from 1997)
10448
(+2699 from 1997)
0.53897
199736
(+17 from 1996)
7749
(+1601 from 1996)
0.40587
199653
(+14 from 1995)
6148
(+1097 from 1995)
0.32067
199567
(+7 from 1994)
5051
(+286 from 1994)
0.26286
199474
(+6 from 1993)
4765
(+657 from 1993)
0.24444
199380
(+24 from 1992)
4108
(+896 from 1992)
0.20837
1992104
(+19 from 1991)
3212
(+617 from 1991)
0.16023
1991123
(+7 from 1990)
2595
(+175 from 1990)
0.12762
1990130
(+19 from 1989)
2420
(+482 from 1989)
0.11780
1989149
(+11 from 1988)
1938
(+143 from 1988)
0.09728
1988160
(+15 from 1987)
1795
(+207 from 1987)
0.09334
1987175
(+34 from 1986)
1588
(+329 from 1986)
0.08473
1986209
(+54 from 1985)
1259
(+313 from 1985)
0.06822
1985263
(+78 from 1984)
946
(+268 from 1984)
0.05124
1984341
(+56 from 1983)
678
(+125 from 1983)
0.03760
1983397
(+12 from 1982)
553
(-8 from 1982)
0.03090
1982409
(+3 from 1981)
561
(+27 from 1981)
0.03092
1981412
(+4 from 1980)
534
(+3 from 1980)
0.02986
1980416
(+12 from 1979)
531
(+44 from 1979)
0.02982
1979428
(+18 from 1978)
487
(+43 from 1978)
0.02826
1978446
(-23 from 1977)
444
(-34 from 1977)
0.02701
1977423
(+40 from 1976)
478
(+63 from 1976)
0.02906
1976463
(-41 from 1975)
415
(-62 from 1975)
0.02640
1975422
(-14 from 1974)
477
(-15 from 1974)
0.03056
1974408
(+39 from 1973)
492
(+73 from 1973)
0.03141
1973447
(-19 from 1972)
419
(-34 from 1972)
0.02696
1972428
(+14 from 1971)
453
(-21 from 1971)
0.02809
1971442
(-20 from 1970)
474
(-54 from 1970)
0.02705
1970422
(+4 from 1969)
528
(+13 from 1969)
0.02882
1969426
No change from 1968
515
(+22 from 1968)
0.02922
1968426
(-41 from 1967)
493
(-71 from 1967)
0.02884
1967385
(-21 from 1966)
564
(-55 from 1966)
0.03285
1966364
(-6 from 1965)
619
(-21 from 1965)
0.03526
1965358
(-15 from 1964)
640
(-129 from 1964)
0.03502
1964343
(+9 from 1963)
769
(+45 from 1963)
0.03929
1963352
(-21 from 1962)
724
(-74 from 1962)
0.03642
1962331
(-24 from 1961)
798
(-92 from 1961)
0.03937
1961307
(-11 from 1960)
890
(-88 from 1960)
0.04285
1960296
(-26 from 1959)
978
(-79 from 1959)
0.04703
1959270
(-4 from 1958)
1057
(-26 from 1958)
0.05085
1958266
(-23 from 1957)
1083
(-134 from 1957)
0.05243
1957243
(-17 from 1956)
1217
(-123 from 1956)
0.05800
1956226
(-15 from 1955)
1340
(-121 from 1955)
0.06506
1955211
(-9 from 1954)
1461
(-67 from 1954)
0.07287
1954202
(-7 from 1953)
1528
(-63 from 1953)
0.07675
1953195
(-15 from 1952)
1591
(-119 from 1952)
0.08246
1952180
(-6 from 1951)
1710
(-21 from 1951)
0.08991
1951174
(-20 from 1950)
1731
(-165 from 1950)
0.09371
1950154
(-7 from 1949)
1896
(-102 from 1949)
0.10782
1949147
(-9 from 1948)
1998
(-101 from 1948)
0.11381
1948138
(+3 from 1947)
2099
(-43 from 1947)
0.12045
1947141
(-10 from 1946)
2142
(+73 from 1946)
0.11783
1946131
(-9 from 1945)
2069
(+16 from 1945)
0.12828
1945122
(-4 from 1944)
2053
(-193 from 1944)
0.15251
1944118
(-5 from 1943)
2246
(-177 from 1943)
0.16436
1943113
(-5 from 1942)
2423
(-182 from 1942)
0.16880
1942108
(-9 from 1941)
2605
(+58 from 1941)
0.18735
194199
(-5 from 1940)
2547
(-59 from 1940)
0.20442
194094
(-5 from 1939)
2606
(-78 from 1939)
0.22060
193989
(+7 from 1938)
2684
(+14 from 1938)
0.23667
193896
(-7 from 1937)
2670
(-80 from 1937)
0.23391
193789
(-4 from 1936)
2750
(-81 from 1936)
0.24958
193685
(+4 from 1935)
2831
(+29 from 1935)
0.26272
193589
(-4 from 1934)
2802
(-138 from 1934)
0.25783
193485
(-10 from 1933)
2940
(-212 from 1933)
0.27163
193375
(+1 from 1932)
3152
(-177 from 1932)
0.30133
193276
No change from 1931
3329
(+21 from 1931)
0.30091
193176
(-3 from 1930)
3308
(-247 from 1930)
0.29971
193073
(-4 from 1929)
3555
(-248 from 1929)
0.30477
192969
(-2 from 1928)
3803
(-215 from 1928)
0.32854
192867
(-2 from 1927)
4018
(-308 from 1927)
0.33608
192765
(-6 from 1926)
4326
(-154 from 1926)
0.34988
192659
(-2 from 1925)
4480
(-234 from 1925)
0.36418
192557
No change from 1924
4714
(-183 from 1924)
0.37321
192457
(-4 from 1923)
4897
(-80 from 1923)
0.37795
192353
(-3 from 1922)
4977
(-36 from 1922)
0.39738
192250
(+2 from 1921)
5013
(-59 from 1921)
0.40182
192152
(-6 from 1920)
5072
(-166 from 1920)
0.39634
192046
(-1 from 1919)
5238
(+151 from 1919)
0.42105
191945
(+1 from 1918)
5087
(-237 from 1918)
0.43307
191846
No change from 1917
5324
(+203 from 1917)
0.44280
191746
(-5 from 1916)
5121
(-96 from 1916)
0.45573
191641
(-1 from 1915)
5217
(+173 from 1915)
0.48051
191540
(-1 from 1914)
5044
(+1072 from 1914)
0.49264
191439
(-1 from 1913)
3972
(+498 from 1913)
0.49860
191338
(-3 from 1912)
3474
(+117 from 1912)
0.53045
191235
No change from 1911
3357
(+741 from 1911)
0.57217
191135
(-1 from 1910)
2616
(+9 from 1910)
0.59210
191034
No change from 1909
2607
(+269 from 1909)
0.62142
190934
(-4 from 1908)
2338
(-19 from 1908)
0.63516
190830
(-3 from 1907)
2357
(+1 from 1907)
0.66482
190727
(+1 from 1906)
2356
(+132 from 1906)
0.69821
190628
(-2 from 1905)
2224
(-74 from 1905)
0.70956
190526
(-4 from 1904)
2298
(-14 from 1904)
0.74162
190422
(+1 from 1903)
2312
(+4 from 1903)
0.79060
190323
(-5 from 1902)
2308
(-206 from 1902)
0.82963
190218
(-1 from 1901)
2514
(+140 from 1901)
0.89680
190117
(-4 from 1900)
2374
(-721 from 1900)
0.93380
190013
No change from 1899
3095
(+650 from 1899)
0.97407
189913
No change from 1898
2445
(-343 from 1898)
0.98792
189813
(-3 from 1897)
2788
(+90 from 1897)
1.01698
189710
No change from 1896
2698
(-174 from 1896)
1.08670
189610
No change from 1895
2872
(-80 from 1895)
1.13971
189510
(-1 from 1894)
2952
(+15 from 1894)
1.19463
18949
No change from 1893
2937
(-31 from 1893)
1.24464
18939
(-2 from 1892)
2968
(-160 from 1892)
1.31775
18927
(-2 from 1891)
3128
(+244 from 1891)
1.39076
18915
No change from 1890
2884
(-96 from 1890)
1.46719
18905
No change from 1889
2980
(+96 from 1889)
1.47771
18895
(-1 from 1888)
2884
(-203 from 1888)
1.52417
18884
No change from 1887
3087
(+440 from 1887)
1.62950
18874
(-1 from 1886)
2647
(-117 from 1886)
1.70309
18863
No change from 1885
2764
(+36 from 1885)
1.79791
18853
No change from 1884
2728
(+141 from 1884)
1.92184
18843
No change from 1883
2587
(+220 from 1883)
1.88029
18833
No change from 1882
2367
(+64 from 1882)
1.97151
18823
No change from 1881
2303
(+269 from 1881)
1.99060
18813
No change from 1880
2034
(+31 from 1880)
2.05756
18803
First SSA data recorded
2003
First SSA data recorded
2.05215

American States Popularity Rankings for Emma

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

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New York (NY)

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Pennsylvania (PA)

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Florida (FL)

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Ohio (OH)

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Illinois (IL)

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North Carolina (NC)

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Georgia (GA)

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Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#72021#62022#52023

Tennessee (TN)

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Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#32021#32022#32023

Alabama (AL)

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New Jersey (NJ)

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Indiana (IN)

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Massachusetts (MA)

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Missouri (MO)

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Kentucky (KY)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Washington (WA)

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Louisiana (LA)

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Minnesota (MN)

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Wisconsin (WI)

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Arizona (AZ)

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Maryland (MD)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Colorado (CO)

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Oklahoma (OK)

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Iowa (IA)

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Utah (UT)

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Connecticut (CT)

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Kansas (KS)

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Oregon (OR)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Nebraska (NE)

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New Mexico (NM)

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Idaho (ID)

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Nevada (NV)

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Maine (ME)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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North Dakota (ND)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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South Dakota (SD)

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Montana (MT)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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Hawaii (HI)

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Delaware (DE)

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Vermont (VT)

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Alaska (AK)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Popularity Rankings for Emma in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Chile

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Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#22021#22022#12023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

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Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#42020#42021#12022

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#22020#22021#12022

Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#52020#42021#22023

Popularity in Catalonia, Spain

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Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#22021#22022#32023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#22021#32022#22023

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#22020#22021#22022

Popularity in Germany

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Popularity in Other American Territories

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Popularity in France

France flagFrance#32020#32021#52022

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#122021#32022#62023

Popularity in Uruguay

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Popularity in Estonia

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Popularity in Denmark

Denmark flagDenmark#72021#112022#6First half of 2023

Popularity in Hungary

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Popularity in Italy

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Popularity in Medieval England

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Popularity in Latvia

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Popularity in Spain

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Popularity in Finland

Finland flagFinland#92021#132022#142023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#152021#112022#192023

Popularity in Slovakia

Slovakia flagSlovakia#202021#172022#162023

Popularity in Galicia, Spain

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Popularity in Basque Country, Spain

Basque Country, Spain flagBasque Country, Spain#262020#362021#252022

Popularity in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#492021#502022#432023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#432021#552022#672023

Popularity in Portugal

Portugal flagPortugal#1542017#482019#442020

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#552021#462022#952023

Popularity in Mexico

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Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#502021#622022#532023

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#582021#572022#642023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#592019#602020#612021

Popularity in Russia (Moscow)

Russia (Moscow) flagRussia (Moscow)#1032022#942023#802024

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#902021#892022#842023

Popularity in Greenland

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Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Emma a Name for Boys or Girls?

Emma is a girl’s name. Its gentle and elegant sound, along with its historical and cultural associations, makes it well-suited for girls, reflecting qualities of grace and completeness.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Emma