The name is derived from the Germanic word ermen, meaning “whole” or “universal,” so if you’re an Emma, thank the patron saint of name-giving that you aren’t Ermen instead.
Emmy, Emi, Emmie, Em (the cutest, IMO).
Famous people named Emma:
Actress Emma Thompson; actress and feminist activist Emma Watson; Emma, famous novel written 200 years ago by Jane Austen.
This name’s popularity probably has a lot to do with Monica giving it to Rachel in 2002, and we are all still living in that unrealistically large purple NYC apartment.