Long considered a nickname for Emily, Emma, Emmanuelle, and any other Em-name, Emmy is now being used as a standalone. Because it comes from so many sources, its meanings vary, from “work” to “universal.” You can tell her it means “girl who always does her homework without complaint.”
Famous people named Emmy:
Actresses Emmy Rossum and Emmy Clarke; mathematician Emmy Noether; operatic soprano Emmy Destinn.
The Emmy Award is given for excellence in the television industry. The first Emmy Award ceremony was held in 1949.