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Emma

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636k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Emma mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Emma

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

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Brought to England by the Normans; short form of compound given names beginning with a Frankish prototheme Ermin- or Irmin- "entire".

  1. A female given name.

Emma was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Latvian, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Emma

Emma Watson is an actress, model, and activist. She was most prominent from 1999 to present. Emma was given the name Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson on April 15th, 1990 in Paris, France.

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Emma Stone is an actress. She has been prominent since 2004. Emma was given the name Emily Jean Stone on November 6th, 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S. Emma is also known as Emily Stone and Riley Stone.

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Emma Roberts is an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 2001 to present. Emma was given the name Emma Rose Roberts by her parent Eric Roberts on February 10th, 1991 in Rhinebeck, New York, U.S.

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Emma Thompson is an actress, comedian, screenwriter, author, and activist. Her ongoing career started in 1982. Emma was born as the child of Eric Thompson and Phyllida Law on April 15th, 1959 in Paddington, London, U.K.

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Emma was given the name Emma Martina Luigia Morano on November 29th, 1899 in Civiasco , Kingdom of Italy.

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Emma Bunton is a singer-songwriter, actress, presenter, and fashion designer. She was most active from 1994 to present. Emma was given the name Emma Lee Bunton on January 21st, 1976 in Finchley, London, England.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Emma

Emma was born on March 1st, 1989 in Boronia, Victoria. Emma is also known as Tayla, Tenille; Williams, and Tenille; Valentine.

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Joan Taylor was an actress. She was most prominent from 1949 to 1949. Joan was given the name Rose Marie Emma on August 18th, 1929 in Geneva, Illinois. Joan is also known as Rose Freeman. She passed away on March 4th, 2012.

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She holds the title Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont. Princess was born as the child of Victor II, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, and Amelia of Nassau-Weilburg on May 20th, 1802 in Schaumburg Castle, Rhineland-Palatinate. She passed away on August 1st, 1858.

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Duchess was born in 943. She passed away on March 19th, 0968.

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Brandi was born in 1983.

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David Emma is a hockey player. His career lasted from 1991 to 2001. David was born on January 14th, 1969 in Cranston, Rhode Island.

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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 4,997 4,976 21 #53 girl name
1924 4,922 4,899 23 #57 girl name
1925 4,731 4,712 19 #57 girl name
1926 4,503 4,480 23 #59 girl name
1927 4,350 4,325 25 #65 girl name
1928 4,040 4,020 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 3,349 3,330 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 2,686 2,668 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 2,081 2,071 10
1947 2,153 2,142 11
1948 2,103 2,097 6
1949 2,009 2,000 9
1950 1,903 1,898 5
1951 1,728 1,728 0
1952 1,712 1,712 0
1953 1,599 1,589 10
1954 1,534 1,527 7
1955 1,462 1,457 5
1956 1,352 1,345 7
1957 1,220 1,215 5
1958 1,086 1,086 0
1959 1,063 1,058 5
1960 981 981 0
1961 887 887 0
1962 805 797 8
1963 728 723 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 454 454 0
1973 425 419 6
1974 495 495 0
1975 478 478 0
1976 417 417 0
1977 478 478 0
1978 442 442 0
1979 492 487 5
1980 532 532 0
1981 533 533 0
1982 567 562 5
1983 558 551 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 1,953 1,935 18
1990 2,425 2,416 9
1991 2,591 2,591 0
1992 3,208 3,208 0
1993 4,112 4,104 8 #80 girl name
1994 4,766 4,761 5 #74 girl name
1995 5,049 5,044 5 #67 girl name
1996 6,143 6,137 6 #53 girl name
1997 7,745 7,736 9 #36 girl name
1998 10,445 10,434 11 #22 girl name
1999 11,739 11,722 17 #17 girl name
2000 12,560 12,545 15 #17 girl name
2001 13,320 13,306 14 #13 girl name
2002 16,549 16,534 15 #4 girl name
2003 22,739 22,702 37 #2 girl name
2004 21,706 21,604 102 #2 girl name
2005 20,372 20,336 36 #2 girl name
2006 19,130 19,108 22 #2 girl name
2007 18,386 18,365 21 #3 girl name
2008 18,821 18,806 15 #1 girl name
2009 17,908 17,889 19 #2 girl name
2010 17,350 17,333 17 #3 girl name
2011 18,824 18,791 33 #3 girl name
2012 20,942 20,922 20 #2 girl name
2013 20,939 20,921 18 #2 girl name
2014 20,924 20,912 12 #1 girl name
2015 20,425 20,415 10 #1 girl name
2016 19,432 19,414 18 #1 girl name

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Popularity of Emma as a first name

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Popularity of Emma as a last name

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Common last names for Emma

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  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Jackson
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • White
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Harris
  • Clark
  • Nelson
  • Walker

Common first names for Emma

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Emma U.S.
  White 90.85% 64.26%
  African American 1.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.97% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Emma

People with the last name Emma are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Emma

  • How Popular is the name Emma? Emma is the 89th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Emma was the 1st most popular name. As a last name Emma was the 22,592nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Emma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 635,686 babies born with the first name Emma in the United States. That's more than enough people named Emma to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Emma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 2,013 new born babies.
  • When was Emma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Emma is Thursday, April 30th, 1863.
  • What year had the most people named Emma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Emma was in 2003 with a total of 22,702 babies. That's a lot of babies named Emma!
  • Random Emma Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Emma ranks 51st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 213 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1915.
  • Weird things about the name Emma: 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?
  • How many people have the last name Emma? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,137 people with the last name Emma.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Emma? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Emma as their last name since less than 1 person in 256k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
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