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596k
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since 1880

Emma

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Universal
  • #94 All Time
  • #1 in 2014
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2k Emme (English)

How popular is the name "Emma" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 2,013 2,003 10 #3 girl name
1881 2,043 2,034 9 #3 girl name
1882 2,310 2,303 7 #3 girl name
1883 2,374 2,367 7 #3 girl name
1884 2,596 2,587 9 #3 girl name
1885 2,742 2,728 14 #3 girl name
1886 2,775 2,764 11 #3 girl name
1887 2,661 2,647 14 #4 girl name
1888 3,104 3,087 17 #4 girl name
1889 2,894 2,884 10 #5 girl name
1890 2,996 2,980 16 #5 girl name
1891 2,897 2,884 13 #5 girl name
1892 3,140 3,128 12 #7 girl name
1893 2,982 2,968 14 #9 girl name
1894 2,952 2,937 15 #9 girl name
1895 2,964 2,952 12 #10 girl name
1896 2,883 2,872 11 #10 girl name
1897 2,698 2,698 0 #10 girl name
1898 2,796 2,788 8 #13 girl name
1899 2,455 2,445 10 #13 girl name
1900 3,116 3,095 21 #13 girl name
1901 2,382 2,374 8 #17 girl name
1902 2,525 2,514 11 #18 girl name
1903 2,318 2,308 10 #23 girl name
1904 2,324 2,312 12 #22 girl name
1905 2,304 2,298 6 #26 girl name
1906 2,232 2,224 8 #28 girl name
1907 2,367 2,356 11 #27 girl name
1908 2,357 2,357 0 #30 girl name
1909 2,343 2,338 5 #34 girl name
1910 2,624 2,607 17 #34 girl name
1911 2,624 2,616 8 #35 girl name
1912 3,367 3,357 10 #35 girl name
1913 3,485 3,474 11 #38 girl name
1914 3,983 3,972 11 #39 girl name
1915 5,068 5,044 24 #40 girl name
1916 5,234 5,217 17 #41 girl name
1917 5,136 5,121 15 #46 girl name
1918 5,342 5,323 19 #46 girl name
1919 5,100 5,088 12 #45 girl name
1920 5,247 5,237 10 #46 girl name
1921 5,085 5,073 12 #52 girl name
1922 5,029 5,013 16 #50 girl name
1923 4,995 4,974 21 #53 girl name
1924 4,922 4,899 23 #57 girl name
1925 4,730 4,711 19 #57 girl name
1926 4,501 4,478 23 #60 girl name
1927 4,351 4,326 25 #64 girl name
1928 4,041 4,021 20 #67 girl name
1929 3,828 3,804 24 #69 girl name
1930 3,576 3,555 21 #73 girl name
1931 3,330 3,306 24 #76 girl name
1932 3,346 3,327 19 #76 girl name
1933 3,179 3,150 29 #75 girl name
1934 2,966 2,939 27 #85 girl name
1935 2,824 2,803 21 #89 girl name
1936 2,846 2,831 15 #85 girl name
1937 2,767 2,749 18 #89 girl name
1938 2,685 2,667 18 #96 girl name
1939 2,702 2,686 16 #89 girl name
1940 2,628 2,606 22 #94 girl name
1941 2,559 2,545 14 #99 girl name
1942 2,622 2,605 17
1943 2,426 2,421 5
1944 2,260 2,247 13
1945 2,058 2,052 6
1946 2,082 2,072 10
1947 2,152 2,141 11
1948 2,105 2,099 6
1949 2,007 1,998 9
1950 1,903 1,898 5
1951 1,726 1,726 0
1952 1,712 1,712 0
1953 1,600 1,590 10
1954 1,535 1,528 7
1955 1,461 1,456 5
1956 1,353 1,346 7
1957 1,220 1,215 5
1958 1,086 1,086 0
1959 1,063 1,058 5
1960 981 981 0
1961 886 886 0
1962 804 796 8
1963 730 725 5
1964 770 770 0
1965 638 638 0
1966 621 621 0
1967 564 564 0
1968 499 494 5
1969 516 516 0
1970 527 527 0
1971 476 471 5
1972 454 454 0
1973 425 419 6
1974 495 495 0
1975 477 477 0
1976 418 418 0
1977 478 478 0
1978 442 442 0
1979 491 486 5
1980 534 534 0
1981 533 533 0
1982 566 561 5
1983 559 552 7
1984 681 674 7
1985 940 940 0
1986 1,262 1,257 5
1987 1,598 1,588 10
1988 1,798 1,787 11
1989 1,950 1,932 18
1990 2,424 2,415 9
1991 2,591 2,591 0
1992 3,206 3,206 0
1993 4,107 4,099 8 #80 girl name
1994 4,761 4,756 5 #74 girl name
1995 5,044 5,039 5 #67 girl name
1996 6,139 6,133 6 #53 girl name
1997 7,740 7,731 9 #36 girl name
1998 10,442 10,431 11 #22 girl name
1999 11,737 11,720 17 #17 girl name
2000 12,555 12,540 15 #17 girl name
2001 13,318 13,304 14 #13 girl name
2002 16,545 16,530 15 #4 girl name
2003 22,738 22,701 37 #2 girl name
2004 21,701 21,599 102 #2 girl name
2005 20,370 20,334 36 #2 girl name
2006 19,129 19,107 22 #2 girl name
2007 18,382 18,361 21 #3 girl name
2008 18,814 18,799 15 #1 girl name
2009 17,900 17,881 19 #2 girl name
2010 17,339 17,322 17 #3 girl name
2011 18,810 18,777 33 #3 girl name
2012 20,922 20,902 20 #2 girl name
2013 20,894 20,876 18 #2 girl name
2014 20,811 20,799 12 #1 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Emma? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 595,546 babies born with the name Emma in the United States. That's more than enough Emmas to occupy the country of Western Sahara with an estimated population of 567,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 2,013 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Emma" was in 2003 with a total of 22,701 babies. (That's a lot of baby Emmas)

According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Emma" ranks #1 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 104 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 2009. Across the entire United States a total of 17,900 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Emma" mean? The list below shows the origins of Emma as well as things modernly associated with the name Emma such as celebrities named Emma.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Emma

The name "Emma" is of Latin origin, and it means "Universal". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson is an actress, model, and activist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1999 to present. Emma was born in 1990 as Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson in Paris, France.

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Emma Stone

Emma Stone is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Emma was born in 1988 as Emily Jean Stone in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.

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Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Emma was born in 1991 as Emma Rose Roberts in Rhinebeck, New York, U.S.

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Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, and author with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1982 to present. Emma was born in 1959 in Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom.

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Emma Rigby

Emma Rigby is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Emma was born in 1989 as Emma Catherine Rigby in St Helens, Merseyside, England, UK.

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Emma Bunton

Emma Bunton is a singer-songwriter, actress, presenter, and fashion designer specializing in pop, dance-pop, and R&B music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Emma was born in 1976 as Emma Lee Bunton in Finchley, London, England.

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Alternative Meanings

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

Your name in reverse order is "Amme". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Amme". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Emma born Oct 25, 1934

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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