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Origin and Meaning of Eme

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Eme
An uncle.

Etymology: See Eame


Middle English eam, eme (“uncle”), from Old English ēam (“uncle”). See eam.

  1. (obsolete outside Scotland) An uncle.
  2. (Scotland) Friend.

eme was also found in the following language(s): Basque, Galician, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Nauruan, Portuguese, Scots, Spanish, and Tacana

Notable Persons Named Eme

Eme Ufot Ekaette is a Senator for Akwa Ibom South. Eme was born on July 21st, 1945 in Akwa Ibom.


Eme Awa was a Chairman of the National Electoral Commission of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON). Eme was born on December 15th, 1921. He left this life in 2000.


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Popularity of Eme as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Eme U.S.
  White 63.46% 64.26%
  African American 28.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Eme

People with the last name Eme are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Eme

  • How Popular is the name Eme? Eme is the 48,128th most popular name of all time. As a last name Eme was the 112,568th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Eme have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 47 babies born with the first name Eme in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Eme? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2004 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Eme first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eme is Wednesday, June 14th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Eme born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eme was in 2012 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Eme: Your name in reverse order is Eme. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eem. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Eme? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 156 people with the last name Eme.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Eme? Eme is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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