What is the meaning of the name Emma?

The name Emma is primarily a female name of German origin that means Universal.

The name Emma is of German origin and is derived from the Germanic word "ermen" which means "whole" or "universal." It was a popular name among the Germanic tribes and was brought to England by the Normans after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Emma became particularly popular in England during the 19th century, when it was popularized by Jane Austen's novel "Emma," published in 1815. The novel's protagonist, Emma Woodhouse, is a strong and independent woman who is confident in her abilities and her opinions.

Five famous people named Emma:
Emma Watson - British actress and activist, known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series.
Emma Stone - American actress, known for her roles in films such as "La La Land" and "The Help."
Emma Thompson - British actress and screenwriter, known for her roles in films such as "Sense and Sensibility" and "Love Actually."
Emma Roberts - American actress and singer, known for her roles in films such as "We're the Millers" and "Scream Queens."
Emma Lazarus - American poet, best known for writing "The New Colossus," which is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty.

Five fictional characters named Emma:
Emma Woodhouse - protagonist in Jane Austen's novel "Emma."
Emma Swan - protagonist in the television series "Once Upon a Time."
Emma Pillsbury - character in the television series "Glee."
Emma Frost - Marvel Comics character, also known as the White Queen.
Emma Bloom - character in Ransom Riggs' novel "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" and its film adaptation.

Different Spellings of the name Emma:


People who like the name Emma also like:

Olivia, Sophia, Grace, Charlotte, Amelia, Ella, Ava, Liam, Ethan, Oliver, Caleb, Benjamin, Owen, Jacob

Names like Emma:

Enye, Eanna, Ehan, Emi, Einya, Ennio, Ewan, Enan, Eman, Eamon, Enya, Ena, Emme, Eoin, Eun, Ean, Eowyn, Emo, Em, Emmy

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Emma Reign Miller - daughter of Maya Vander and David Miller , born 2023

Stats for the Name Emma

checkmark Emma is currently #44 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Emma is currently #2 in U.S. births

Songs about Emma

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Big Leg Emma - Frank Zappa
Emma's Song - Sinead O'Connor
Song for Emma - Joe Walsh
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