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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Emo

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Abbreviation of emocore.

  1. (uncountable, music, early 1990s) A particular style of hardcore punk rock
  2. (countable, early 1990s) An individual or group of people associated with that subculture and musical style.
  3. (uncountable, music, late 1990s-current) Any form of guitar-driven alternative rock that is particularly or notably emotional
  4. (countable, late 1990s-current) An individual or group of people associated with a fashion or stereotype of that style of rock.
  5. (countable, 2000s) A young person who is considered to be over-emotional or stereotypically emo.

emo was also found in the following language(s): Esperanto, Finnish, Latin, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Emo

Emo Philips is a black comedy, surreal humour, wit, and word play comedian. Emo was born on February 7th, 1956 in Chicago.


He died in 1237.


Emo was born on August 4th, 1958 in Linz.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Emo

Maria was born in 1936.


Where is the name Emo popular?

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Popularity of Emo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Emo U.S.
  White 88.52% 64.26%
  African American 3.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Emo

People with the last name Emo are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Emo

  • How Popular is the name Emo? Emo is the 56,898th most popular name of all time. As a last name Emo was the 78,316th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Emo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27 babies born with the first name Emo in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Emo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Emo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Emo is Tuesday, January 1st, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Emo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Emo was in 1924 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Emo: Your name in reverse order is Ome. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Meo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Emo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 244 people with the last name Emo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Emo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Emo as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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