Emma: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Emma

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.

Nicknames:

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.

Fun facts:

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.

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