Irma

First Name
74k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Irma mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Irma

"Irma" is a name of German origin, and it means "Whole, entire". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

From German Irma in the nineteenth century. Short form of Germanic names beginning with irm(en)-, erm(en) "whole, entire". Cognate with English Emma.

  1. A female given name.
  2. A village in Alberta, Canada.
  3. A village in Lombardy, Italy.
  4. An unincorporated community in Wisconsin.

Irma was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, German, Latvian, Slovak, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Irma

Irma Grese is a military person. Her military service ended in 1945.

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Irma Thomas is a rhythm, blues, soul music, gospel music, and pop music musician and songwriter. She plays Human voice. Her ongoing career started in 1960. Irma was given the name Irma Lee on February 18th, 1941 in (Ponchatoula, Louisiana, United States). Irma is also known as Soul Queen of New Orleans.

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Irma P. Hall is an actor and actress. Irma was born on June 3rd, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas.

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Irma was given the name Irma Yakovlevna Raush on April 21st, 1938 in Saratov. Irma is also known as Irma Tarkovskaya.

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Irma Stern was an artist. Irma was given the name Irma Analize Stern in 1894 in Schweizer-Reneke, Transvaal. She died in 1966.

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Irma Adlawan is an actress. She has been prominent since 1983. Irma was given the name Irma Santonil Adlawan on March 7th, 1962 in Sta. Isabel, Kawit, Cavite, Philippines.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Irma

Irma is a folk music and pop music singer-songwriter. She was most active from 2007 to present. Irma was given the name Irma Pany on July 15th, 1988 in Douala. Irma is also known as Pany and Irma (birth name).

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 30 30 0
1881 36 36 0
1882 58 58 0
1883 53 53 0
1884 62 62 0
1885 69 69 0
1886 81 81 0
1887 90 90 0
1888 120 120 0
1889 134 134 0
1890 154 154 0
1891 193 193 0
1892 194 194 0
1893 215 215 0
1894 240 240 0
1895 247 247 0
1896 261 261 0
1897 308 308 0
1898 319 319 0
1899 276 276 0
1900 326 326 0
1901 304 304 0
1902 368 368 0
1903 346 346 0
1904 360 360 0
1905 428 428 0
1906 391 391 0
1907 409 409 0
1908 478 478 0
1909 499 499 0
1910 547 547 0
1911 615 615 0
1912 743 743 0
1913 830 830 0
1914 1,015 1,015 0
1915 1,315 1,310 5
1916 1,353 1,353 0
1917 1,340 1,340 0
1918 1,333 1,333 0
1919 1,380 1,375 5
1920 1,393 1,393 0
1921 1,386 1,376 10
1922 1,167 1,167 0
1923 1,167 1,160 7
1924 1,273 1,268 5
1925 1,239 1,231 8
1926 1,298 1,298 0
1927 1,173 1,168 5
1928 1,106 1,100 6
1929 1,081 1,074 7
1930 1,090 1,084 6
1931 944 939 5
1932 951 946 5
1933 823 817 6
1934 839 834 5
1935 844 838 6
1936 756 748 8
1937 808 801 7
1938 775 765 10
1939 751 746 5
1940 759 749 10
1941 774 774 0
1942 775 770 5
1943 779 773 6
1944 704 704 0
1945 682 682 0
1946 781 774 7
1947 858 853 5
1948 849 849 0
1949 829 824 5
1950 890 890 0
1951 916 916 0
1952 858 858 0
1953 936 931 5
1954 953 953 0
1955 957 951 6
1956 906 906 0
1957 1,105 1,098 7
1958 962 957 5
1959 979 971 8
1960 957 957 0
1961 848 842 6
1962 778 773 5
1963 772 765 7
1964 685 685 0
1965 733 728 5
1966 646 641 5
1967 576 576 0
1968 532 532 0
1969 574 574 0
1970 489 489 0
1971 480 480 0
1972 420 420 0
1973 470 470 0
1974 390 385 5
1975 429 429 0
1976 371 371 0
1977 313 313 0
1978 324 319 5
1979 352 352 0
1980 333 333 0
1981 324 317 7
1982 324 319 5
1983 219 219 0
1984 273 273 0
1985 211 211 0
1986 222 222 0
1987 230 223 7
1988 256 256 0
1989 264 264 0
1990 317 312 5
1991 285 285 0
1992 239 239 0
1993 227 227 0
1994 230 230 0
1995 197 197 0
1996 187 187 0
1997 172 172 0
1998 170 170 0
1999 190 190 0
2000 164 164 0
2001 152 152 0
2002 162 162 0
2003 156 156 0
2004 151 151 0
2005 119 119 0
2006 129 129 0
2007 106 106 0
2008 111 111 0
2009 97 97 0
2010 81 81 0
2011 72 72 0
2012 63 63 0
2013 48 48 0
2014 67 67 0
2015 67 67 0
2016 71 71 0
2017 70 70 0

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Popularity of Irma as a first name

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Common last names for Irma

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Moore
  • Jackson
  • Clark
  • Rodriguez
  • Thompson

Fun Facts about the name Irma

  • What name lists does Irma rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Irma? Irma is the 796th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Irma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 73,531 babies born with the first name Irma in the United States. That's more than enough people named Irma to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Irma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 30 new born babies.
  • When was Irma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Irma is Tuesday, January 25th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Irma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Irma was in 1920 with a total of 1,393 babies. That's a lot of babies named Irma!
  • Random Irma Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Irma ranks 96th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 24 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Irma: Your name in reverse order is Amri. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Irma. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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