Emma is a name with Latin origins. The meaning of the name Emma is universal. It can also be used as the diminutive form of Emily. Common nicknames include Em and Emmy.
Emma is a very popular name in the United States as well as abroad, particularly in the United Kingdom. It has been consistently in the top 10 names in the United States, ranking #2 in 2013 per the Social Security Administration. Among BabyNames.com users, Emma is #8 in the BabyNames.com most popular names of 2014.
Famous Emmas include many A-list actresses, including Emma (Emily) Stone, Emma Roberts, Emma Thompson, and Emma Watson. Emma Lazarus is a famous American poet and Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton is a British singer and member of the popular band The Spice Girls.
Fictional characters named Emma include Emma Bovary (Madame Bovary), Emma Woodhouse (Jane Austen’s Emma), and Emma Bloom from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. There was also a baby Emma on the t.v. show Friends and Emma Peel from The Avengers.
People who prefer the name Emma tend to have more names of British or Latin names on their name lists at BabyNames.com.
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