Emma Name Meaning & Origin

Emma

Pronunciation: EH-mə (key)

Origin of the name Emma:

Variant of the Germanic Erma, which originated as a short form of any of the various names containing the element erm(en) or irm(en) (strength).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Emma: | Edit

My sister's name is Emma. Is a very pretty name but It's way too basic and popular. I'm probably just weird but I love very strange names such as Saber Athena, Wednesday, Raksha, etc.

Personal experiences with the name Emma: | Edit

I knew a girl named Emma back in high school. She really really loved math class, but the problem was, every time she got an answer right, she got really excited, and she couldn't help but fart. I mean we were good friends, she was kind to me and liked to follow me to my locker and walk to classes with me, I enjoyed her company. She sat by me at lunch often, and she would always bring weird lunches to school. One time, she brought just a paper plate and ate it right in front of me. She was allergic to so many foods and things, I think maybe she got tired of searching the lunch line for something to eat and just decided to bring a plate and eat it. I liked being around Emma because she was a really sweet girl, but she could be a bit odd. She had long blonde hair and looked like Sailor Moon, it was nearly to her feet. Anyways, Emma was cool.

Nicknames for Emma: | Edit

Em
Emms
Emmers
Emmy
Potatoe
Emba
Embo
Empa
Bemba
Doo doo head

Meanings and history of the name Emma: | Edit

All-containing; universal; complete
Meaning: strength
Origin: German

Famous real-life people named Emma: | Edit

Emma Blackery, YouTuber
Emma Bolger, Irish Actress
Emma Caulfield, American Actress
Emma Heming-Willis, model and wife of actor Bruce Willis
Emma Lazarus, American Poet
Emma Rigby, English Actress
Emma Roberts, American actress
Emma Stone, American Actress
Emma Thompson, English actress
Emma Bunton, British singer, aka Baby Spice of the Spice Girls
Emma Watson, British Actress (Hermione Granger)

Emma in song, story & screen: | Edit

Emma Swan, character in Once Upon a Time
"For Emma, Forever Ago" by Bon Iver
"Emma", Jane Austen novel, from which the movie Clueless is based on
"Emma Rose," song by Kate Wolf
"Emma," song by Hot Chocolate
"Emma", song by Alkaline Trio
Emma Bovary, title character in Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary"
Emma Peel, main character and mod style icon from TV adventure series "The Avengers" (played by Diana Rigg)
Emma Geller-Green: Ross and Rachel's daughter on the TV show Friends
Emma, a 1996 movie directed by Douglas McGrath
Emma (Emmy) Schmaltz, owner and operator of a boarding house in the Moon Mullins comic, who married Lord Plushbottom and became Emmy Plushbottom
Emma Nelson: character from the TV show 'Degrassi: The Next Generation'
"Big Leg Emma" a song by Frank Zappa
Emma Pillsbury, from the Fox show Glee
Emma Skye, the Ace Attorney Series
Emma, a fictional Tonkinese kitty character in the story Adventure Wonders
Emma Hawthorne, one of the main characters in "The Mother-Daughter Book Club"
Emma Nelson, main character in "The Future of Us" by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
Emma Carstairs, main character in The Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare
Emma Duval, main character in the MTV TV Series "Scream"
Emma Frost from the X-Men comics
Emma Bloom, feisty fire-fingered peculiar child

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