Emmy: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Emmy

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.”

Nicknames:

Em.

Famous people named Emmy:

Actresses Emmy Rossum and Emmy Clarke; mathematician Emmy Noether; operatic soprano Emmy Destinn.

Fun facts:

The Emmy Award is given for excellence in the television industry. The first Emmy Award ceremony was held in 1949.

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