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616k
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Emma

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Universal
  • #93 All Time
  • #1 in 2015
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2k Emme (English)

How popular is the baby 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 4,502 4,479 23 #59 girl name
1927 4,351 4,326 25 #65 girl name
1928 4,041 4,021 20 #67 girl name
1929 3,825 3,802 23 #69 girl name
1930 3,577 3,555 22 #73 girl name
1931 3,330 3,306 24 #76 girl name
1932 3,348 3,329 19 #76 girl name
1933 3,179 3,150 29 #75 girl name
1934 2,966 2,940 26 #85 girl name
1935 2,824 2,803 21 #89 girl name
1936 2,848 2,833 15 #85 girl name
1937 2,765 2,747 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 2,103 2,097 6
1949 2,009 2,000 9
1950 1,903 1,898 5
1951 1,727 1,727 0
1952 1,711 1,711 0
1953 1,599 1,589 10
1954 1,535 1,528 7
1955 1,462 1,457 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 639 639 0
1966 620 620 0
1967 565 565 0
1968 498 493 5
1969 516 516 0
1970 527 527 0
1971 478 473 5
1972 455 455 0
1973 425 419 6
1974 495 495 0
1975 478 478 0
1976 418 418 0
1977 478 478 0
1978 442 442 0
1979 491 486 5
1980 533 533 0
1981 533 533 0
1982 566 561 5
1983 559 552 7
1984 681 674 7
1985 941 941 0
1986 1,261 1,256 5
1987 1,598 1,588 10
1988 1,798 1,787 11
1989 1,952 1,934 18
1990 2,424 2,415 9
1991 2,591 2,591 0
1992 3,207 3,207 0
1993 4,109 4,101 8 #80 girl name
1994 4,768 4,763 5 #74 girl name
1995 5,046 5,041 5 #67 girl name
1996 6,140 6,134 6 #53 girl name
1997 7,741 7,732 9 #36 girl name
1998 10,445 10,434 11 #22 girl name
1999 11,738 11,721 17 #17 girl name
2000 12,557 12,542 15 #17 girl name
2001 13,319 13,305 14 #13 girl name
2002 16,546 16,531 15 #4 girl name
2003 22,738 22,701 37 #2 girl name
2004 21,704 21,602 102 #2 girl name
2005 20,371 20,335 36 #2 girl name
2006 19,129 19,107 22 #2 girl name
2007 18,386 18,365 21 #3 girl name
2008 18,818 18,803 15 #1 girl name
2009 17,902 17,883 19 #2 girl name
2010 17,344 17,327 17 #3 girl name
2011 18,814 18,781 33 #3 girl name
2012 20,934 20,914 20 #2 girl name
2013 20,923 20,905 18 #2 girl name
2014 20,898 20,886 12 #1 girl name
2015 20,365 20,355 10 #1 girl name

Want to know about the popularity of the Emma baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 616,090 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 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Emma" ranks #74 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 5 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1913. Across the entire United States a total of 3,485 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.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Emma

Emma Didlake
Emma Ishta
Emma Sulkowicz
Emma Coronel Aispuro
Emma Heming
Emma Frost

Alternative Meanings

E is for extra, those little things you do!

M is for melody, the song of life.

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

Your name in reverse order is "Amme". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Meam". 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 May 24, 1938

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 1750. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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