Emmy

First Name
8k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Emmy

"Emmy" is a name of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Emily". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An annual award by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in television
Wiktionary

Shortening of Emily or Emma.

  1. A diminutive of Emily and Emma, also used as a female given name.

Chosen as a feminine-sounding derivation of immy, a nickname for the image orthicon tubes used in early television cameras.

  1. An award given for television production.

    Emmy was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Emmy

    Emmy Rossum is an actress, singer, and songwriter. She was most active from 1993 to present. Emmy was given the name Emmanuelle Grey Rossum on September 12th, 1986 in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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    Emmy Noether was a scientist in the fields of mathematics and physics. Emmy was given the name Amalie Emmy Noether on March 23rd, 1882 in Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany. She died on April 14th, 1935.

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    Emmy Göring was an office holder. Emmy was born on March 24th, 1893 in Hamburg. She breathed her last breath on June 8th, 1973.

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    Her ongoing career started in 2003. Emmy was given the name Mary Elizabeth Clarke on September 25th, 1991 in Mineola, New York, U.S.

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    Emmy van Deurzen is an existential therapist, professor, and existential therapy. Emmy was born on December 13th, 1951 in The Hague.

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    Emmy is a pop music musician. Her ongoing career started in 1993. Emmy was given the name Emma Bejanyan on April 12th, 1984. Emmy is also known as Emmy and Bejanyan.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Emmy

    Emmy is a pop music musician. Her ongoing career started in 1993. Emmy was given the name Emma Bejanyan on April 12th, 1984. Emmy is also known as Emmy and Bejanyan.

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    Cousin Emmy was an old-time music musician. She plays Banjo. She was most prominent from 1930 to 1960. Cousin was given the name Cynthia May Carver on March 14th, 1903. She passed away on April 11th, 1980.

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    How popular is the baby name Emmy in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1885 8 8 0
    1887 5 5 0
    1892 5 5 0
    1894 8 8 0
    1896 7 7 0
    1897 5 5 0
    1898 10 10 0
    1899 8 8 0
    1900 7 7 0
    1901 6 6 0
    1903 8 8 0
    1904 10 10 0
    1907 7 7 0
    1909 6 6 0
    1910 9 9 0
    1911 10 10 0
    1912 5 5 0
    1913 17 17 0
    1914 19 19 0
    1915 14 14 0
    1916 18 18 0
    1917 24 24 0
    1918 19 19 0
    1919 25 25 0
    1920 22 22 0
    1921 26 26 0
    1922 27 27 0
    1923 34 34 0
    1924 28 28 0
    1925 40 40 0
    1926 31 31 0
    1927 41 41 0
    1928 29 29 0
    1929 34 34 0
    1930 26 26 0
    1931 28 28 0
    1932 21 21 0
    1933 16 16 0
    1934 24 24 0
    1935 14 14 0
    1936 16 16 0
    1937 13 13 0
    1938 21 21 0
    1939 17 17 0
    1940 19 19 0
    1941 22 22 0
    1942 21 21 0
    1943 25 25 0
    1944 17 17 0
    1945 11 11 0
    1946 22 22 0
    1947 24 24 0
    1948 21 21 0
    1949 15 15 0
    1950 19 19 0
    1951 19 19 0
    1952 17 17 0
    1953 33 33 0
    1954 26 26 0
    1955 29 29 0
    1956 16 16 0
    1957 21 21 0
    1958 21 21 0
    1959 23 23 0
    1960 20 20 0
    1961 18 18 0
    1962 19 19 0
    1963 19 19 0
    1964 17 17 0
    1965 10 10 0
    1966 14 14 0
    1967 15 15 0
    1968 14 14 0
    1969 12 12 0
    1970 21 21 0
    1971 26 26 0
    1972 21 21 0
    1973 21 21 0
    1974 33 33 0
    1975 36 36 0
    1976 51 51 0
    1977 67 67 0
    1978 57 57 0
    1979 58 58 0
    1980 91 91 0
    1981 82 82 0
    1982 59 59 0
    1983 47 47 0
    1984 40 40 0
    1985 42 42 0
    1986 29 29 0
    1987 46 46 0
    1988 50 50 0
    1989 42 42 0
    1990 39 39 0
    1991 50 50 0
    1992 54 54 0
    1993 61 61 0
    1994 41 41 0
    1995 50 50 0
    1996 57 57 0
    1997 51 51 0
    1998 65 65 0
    1999 76 76 0
    2000 82 82 0
    2001 99 99 0
    2002 117 117 0
    2003 139 139 0
    2004 156 156 0
    2005 194 194 0
    2006 198 198 0
    2007 283 283 0
    2008 282 282 0
    2009 295 295 0
    2010 272 272 0
    2011 350 350 0
    2012 387 387 0
    2013 434 434 0
    2014 431 431 0
    2015 467 467 0
    2016 478 478 0
    2017 493 493 0

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    Popularity of Emmy as a first name

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    Common last names for Emmy

    • Johnson
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    • Peterson
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    Fun Facts about the name Emmy

    • How Popular is the name Emmy? Emmy is the 2,867th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Emmy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,967 babies born with the first name Emmy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Emmy to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Emmy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
    • When was Emmy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Emmy is Tuesday, October 26th, 1869.
    • What year had the most people named Emmy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Emmy was in 2017 with a total of 493 babies.
    • Random Emmy Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Emmy ranks 82nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 6 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 2016.
    • Weird things about the name Emmy: Your name in reverse order is Ymme. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mmye. How do you pronounce that?

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    • Sources:
    • 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).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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