Meaning Of The Name Emma | Baby Names | Kidadl


Discover the origin, meaning and pronunciation of the name Emma.

The country that gave us the Volkswagen car, Germany, is credited for the name Emma. It is taken from the German word 'ermen', so the meaning of Emma is ‘universal’, ‘all embracing’ or ‘as a whole’. This name is very popular in European countries, as it is has been the Top 50 in girl's name for England, France, Germany and Ireland for the past ten years. The name was introduced to England by Emma of Normandy. She was the wife of Æthelred the Unready, as well as Cnut the Great and ruled over Denmark, England and Norway. She was accused of infidelity and being jealous, so to prove her innocence, she was made to walk over nine burning hot ploughshares. She completed this test and claimed to not have felt either the fire and the iron. Emma is also the shorter form of names such as Amelia and Emelynn. One famous figure is the British singer Emma Bunton, who is more popularly known as Baby Spice, from the girl group The Spice Girls. 'Harry Potter’s' Hermione AKA Emma Watson, Emma Roberts and Emma Thompson are some of the most talented celebrities in Hollywood with this name.


Emma is most often associated with the gender: female.

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E-M-M-A , is a 4-letter female given name.

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