The name Emma is of Latin origin and means "Universal." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
Emma is often used as a name on its own or as the diminutive form of Emily. Common nicknames include Em and Emmy.
The popularity of the name Emma began in the UK and made its way to the US in the 1990s.
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 girl group, 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. Ross and Rachel on the TV show Friends named their famous TV baby Emma. Emma Peel is a character from The Avengers comic/movie series.
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