The name Emma
Emma is a short female name. It has certain derivatives like Emmanuel or Emmanuelle. It is a very common name in English-speaking countries as well as in France where it became popular at the beginning of the 2000s. There are many famous Emma's around the world. Among them are the actresses Emma Watson and Emma Roberts along with the singer and composer Emma Shapplin.Emma is a name of 4 letters that begins with the letter E and ends with the letter A.
Breakdown by sex (France and United States)
Number of children girls who had the first name Emma (838 431 births).
Number of children boys having had the first name Emma (1 740 births).
Figures and trends of the name Emma in the world
There have been 165 724 births of Emma since 1 900 (average of 1 416 / year). There were 3 208 named Emma born in 2 021. It's the year 2 006 which saw the most births of babies with this name. #4076
since 1 900
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births / year
There have been 674 447 births of Emma since 1 880 (average of 4 923 / year). There were 18 697 named Emma born in 2 018. It's the year 2 003 which saw the most births of babies with this name. #4076
since 1 880
in 2 018
was the peak year
births / year
From 1900 to 1993, Emma was a name that was not very popular in France. It was given less than 950 times and even only 29 times in 1953. It then enjoyed greater success from the 2000s until its peak in 2006 when 7,104 births were registered. Since then, its attribution has decreased but it is still very generous.
On the contrary, Emma has been a very famous name in the United States from the very beginning. Indeed, in 1880 more than 2,013 baby girls were named Emma. The number of attribution kept increasing throughout the years, reaching more than 5,000 births from 1915 to 1922. After that, Emma became a more rare name. Between 1950 and 1980, it was not given to more than 1,000 each year. But, at the beginning of the 1990s, Emma gained popularity again. The 21st century saw that name become one of the most popular name in the whole word. It reached its peak in 2003 when more than 22,700 births of Emma were registered. Since then, it is regularly given and it is one of the most popular girl’s name in the United States.
Etymology, origin and meaning of name Emma
The name Emma was very popular in the United Kingdom (only England at that time) because it was the first name of Admiral Nelson's mistress, Emma Lady Hamilton. It is also a name that was used by many queens of England during the Early Middle Ages.
Emma can be considered as the diminutive of Emmanuelle. The latter comes from the Hebrew "immanu-el" which means "God is with us". In Germany, Emma means "house".
When do we celebrate Saint Emma? What day ?
Emma is celebrated on April 19. On this occasion, Saint Emma, a Christian who dedicated her life and fortune to the poor, is honoured. The Catholic Church also celebrates St. Emma's Day on June 29. On this date, Emma de Gurk is honoured. This saint dedicated herself to the poor after becoming a widow at a very young age. She the person who led to the creation of monasteries in Austria in the 11th century, including the one in the city of Gurk.
Personalities of the Emma
Emma is independent and determined. She is ready to do anything to achieve the goals she has set for herself and wants to do it on her own. Seductive and endearing, she likes to be well surrounded. However, she sometimes wants to be the center of attention, which can cause some problems with her family and friends. She is very attached to her family but, she is still able to live far from it while giving her relative a daily thought. In friendship, she knows how to surround herself with the right people and is rarely disappointed with her friends. Emma is not short of creativity and ideas that succeeds in her professional life.