It began gaining popularity in the United Kingdom during the 1960s. love the name even though it is sooooooooo popular!!!! Nameberry is a registered trademark of Nameberry, LLC. My mom and dad call me Em, and most of my friends call me Emma but some call me Emmy. We disrupt sleep by pushing the boundaries of what technology can do for rest. I was born in 1995 and at that time it wasn't that popular - my parents didn't know any Emma's accept for my great grandmother. Emmalynn, I agree! Emmelyne. Emma is the 86 th most popular name of all time.In 2018 Emma was the 1 st most popular name.As a last name Emma was the 22,592 nd most popular name in 2010.; How many people with the first name Emma have been born in the United States? I don't give a crap that it's the number 1 name right now. When I was maybe about 8 years old, a family moved in next-door with a young daughter called Charlotte, and the mother, Judy, was pregnant - and soon there were Charlotte and Emma. Emma has become too popular in my opinion, though I still think it's a wonderful name. You totally nailed my name. Firstly, we are annoyed at our Mum for calling us Emma and Elizabeth, and Emma is just too common. | We are Emma – The Sleep Company. It's so sweet yet strong; short yet very feminine. Three of the hottest young female stars share the name: Emma Watson, Emma Roberts, and Emma (born Emily) Stone. Emelina, A very old royal name well used throughout the centuries—Queen Emma married King Ethelred the Unready in 1002—Emma is also historically associated with Lady Hamilton, the mistress of Lord Nelson and muse of painter George Romney. Please add to or correct the information provided by other members of the Nameberry community. The name Emma is a girl's name of German origin meaning "universal". My now 12 year old daughter has no one at her school of 500 with this name but every year that we play on a softball team, we come across a few Emmas! I think it is short and sweet but still has a lot of personality to it :), My name is Emma, and I absolutely adore it... it's simple, global, and fits any type of girl. I'm confused. I only know about 5 other Emmas, all spread out age wise. Classic and dignified, yet also spunky and cute. But the thing is it was never UNpopular. Cause I guess that means Emma passed away.. It peaked in popularity in the 80s/90s here but it's only just starting in the US. Yet the only Emma I have met was one of those obnoxious, extroverted and loud types. Emmette, It is derived from the Germanic word ermen meaning "whole" or "universal". I live in Oregon and it's not very common here, so if you live in Oregon you might not have to deal with the popularity. If you think that, try to be named Mary or her variations that have been popular for centuries. I love it. I love having a name that no one ever misspells or gives me an awful nickname for haha. I never liked Emma. This name became popular first in England and Austria in the 11th century. It has been among the top five names given to girls since 2002, and was the most popular name for girls in 2008, 2014, and 2015. Emmalyn, I do agree that it sounds okay, and that it's not the worst name, but it's not a good name anymore because of the popularity. I know at least 7 Emmas, ranging in age from 18 to 2. I am Emma Elizabeth Katharine - I love the name! Emma – The Sleep Company | 6.912 Follower auf LinkedIn To awaken people to the full potential of sleep. I named my 9 month old Emma Grace! I was lucky to be born in the late 90s so the names wasn't too popular at the time. They were so adorable. It seems very boring and flat to me. I hate hearing it all of the time. Is that sarcasm or is it a mistake: 'I've vowed not to give my future children unique names'. This name is very pretty but I wish it wasn't so popular. As previous commenters have said, I've always just regarded Emma as a given popular name, not one I paid much attention to, until one day I looked at it and went, "hmm, Emma! Enna is a nice, less popular, similar name too Emma, too! My grandmother is named Emma and as a child my relatives named their dog Emma. I really don't like this name much. Wow. But they continue to feel like very similar names. Sorry for the rant. It's hard to find all those qualities combined in one name, which is exactly why so many parents (over 17,000 last year) have chosen Emma and made it the top girls' name. I found it on a TV show and then I started reading Jane Austen and was like, "huh, Emma!". The Jane Austen novel 'Emma' is my personal favourite of hers, so that is another bonus for the name, and I can't see myself falling out of love with it, ever. I know two other Emma's, one online and one in real life. It's a cute name, but it's too popular for me to use. Emma...It doesn't sound pretty to my ears, nor looks appealing. ), it won't be as popular. See more ideas about emma watson, emma, emma watson sexiest. (no, I was not named after Ross and Rachel's baby or the Jane Austen character!) Maybe it's where I grew up and where I live now...? I've only met one little girl named Emma. I really dislike Emma Watson though, and that made the name worse for me. That's why it's so freaking popular. Names to Substitute for Emma Emma is a lovely classic name that, after several years in the Top Ten, may deserve a rest. I don’t see the hype for this name and it’s way too common. I've loved the names ever since, and never got over it. I love this name so much!!! I hate that it's so popular, because when every other girl is named Emma it makes it seem much less special. Side note, my middle name is, Nicole - Jean and I think that's a go's good with Emma or just Emma Nicole or Emma Jean works good to. In fact, there where usually at least 3 of us. No wonder it's the top name of the year. I can see why it's become so popular. Absolutely beautiful. I love the name, and think it's beautiful! Emmye, Absolutely love the name Emma! My name's Emma. Emma originated as a diminutive for Germanic names beginning with the ermen root. I feel an Emma can be anyone or embody anything- from an artsy contemplative person to a spirited and lively personality, as well as any age from baby girl to elderly woman. Top Baby Names 2019: The Playground Analysis. It doesn't even sound like a name to me. Ironically, my opinion completely changed and I named my daughter Emma Grace in 2004. Today, it is among the top names given to baby girls in countries like the United States, Canada, Russia, Australia, France, Germany, and many more countries. I think around the time that Ross and Rachel named their baby Emma on Friends is when the name really became popular. No offense, but that's kind of rude to say. Emmah, Emma is simple but has deep history, is streamlined and modern-feeling yet distinctly feminine. I can't get enough. I can totally see why it's so popular now. I've found the same in the terms that Emma was meant to be really popular when I was born but at nursery, primary, and secondary school there's never been any other Emma's. I like this name, but don't love it. I would love this name if it weren't so overused. Your daughter would hate it. The oldest woman in the world right now is named Emma. Three of my friends are named Emma, and they're all amazing people. Ever. Love this name, one of my absolute favourites. I know this name is at the #1 spot right now, but I've met more Sarah's than Emma's. Then, I wound up loving it! Although Emma is an undisputed classic, it's nonetheless boring. Same here! When I hear it I think of Lady Hamilton (Emma Hart) and Emma of Normandy. There honestly isn't a single name for either gender that I adore more than Emma! This is my name! I'm neutral on this name. Emmy, It's so timeless and gorgeous! Well, I only met an Emma in my entire life. I actually really like this name and I don't usually like the really popular names. It is derived from the Germanic word ermen meaning "whole" or "universal". As a kid I hated it but now I have made peace with my name but have always gone by Emma only Emma-Claire with some family members. Emma is also used as a diminutive of Emmeline, Amelia or any other name beginning with "em". It's simple and elegant. I simply adore this name. Emma can also be spelt Ema. It's still not really my thing, though. It isn't that popular, specially in certain countries. My name is Emma and I really like it. I'm called Emma and it's a really awkward name to have. It's worth noting that Emma, Emily, and the new British Number 1 Amelia all derive from different roots and have different meanings. Despite the popularity never met anyone named this. I've tried to like it or at least become neutral but it won't work. It's also at the top of the list of the many fashionable girl names starting with E, which also includes Ella, Eleanor, and Eliza. But after the book by Jane Austen I have warmed up slightly to it. My name is Emma I was born in 2002 and have only ever met one other Emma before. What if I said your name sounded like a fart? Unfortunately it is so popular - I wish it wouln't be. I even got the most generic middle name for Emma...Grace. I think Emma is growing on me (because of the wonderful Emma Stone) but I still don't understand why everyone loves this name so much. I was born right before the big "emma boom" that happened after that baby in Friends was named Emma. Don't get the appeal; never have. Ive vowed not to give my future children unique names. I can see why it's so popular! Something about this name I just don't like and I cannot figure it out. I am obsessed with Once Upon a Time, and the main character is named Emma. It is accompanied by the lack of individualism. I work at a mall and i see like five emmas a day sooo, Emma is so beautiful and sweet! fun fact. I am not one for trendy-popular names and at the time, it wasn't that popular. It sounds like the noise someone would make if they had their mouth full of food. This name is just perfect. Emma is a feminine given name. Just something I've noticed. It just isn't my favorite.And this name is so popular! It’s a nice name in essence, but it’s been used to death, I don't hate this name, but it is a bit too common for my taste and I do think that it sounds a little bit too plain to be a first name, however it would make an ideal middle name. Especially now with how popular it is, I dislike it even more. I was changing a main character's name over and over again. I love Emerald as an alternative, though - and Em and Emmy can still work as nicknames, or even Emma. I am now in high school and I only know 2 other Emmas in the whole school, but who knows for the kids going into kindergarten? Our aim is to make a positive impact on people’s lives everywhere by enhancing their sleep. You will receive an email (no more than once per day) summarizing any new mentions of Emma on Nameberry. I was born in 2004 and also named Emma. i dont think this name is pretty. Also I don't get that many people think of Emma as very pretty, because I'm not very attractive! I've only ever gone to school with one other Emma and we have been friends since we were 3! I have never had another Emma in my school. I think its popularity depends on regions and social circles. I love it too! I've never felt like and individual in my entire life. I don't understand the love for this name, it reminds me of something a baby says because they can't pronounce your real name. Pretty name just wish it wasnt too popular. I'd use it for a future girl in a heartbeat! I don't like it a lot.I don't HATE it . Would you like to follow Emma? Emily and Emmaline or Emmelyn or Emilia just seem prettier. One year, my younger brother had a class with 5 Emmas, and there were only 15 kids in the class! In high school, i never had 1 class where I was the only Emma. I know many Emma's. This name is so over-used. I don't even know. I did my own version of the 'If you like Emma, you might love...', check it out if you are interested. By 1974 it was the fourth most popular name for girls in England and Wales. I used to be very neutral about this name, maybe even disliking it a little bit, but then I looked at it one day (I mean, REALLY looked at it) and realized how beautiful it was. I don't care if it's popular. I like the fact that it is just as fitting on a newborn as it is on a 90 yr old. (Emma is after my Mum's Auntie and Lousie is after my Dad's Grandma Lousia). Thanks for pointing that out to me! xD. Only name your daughter this if you want her constantly looking over her shoulder when she hears her own name, looking at the other Emma, or worse, not even responding to her own name anymore because it's only her they're referring to about 20% of the time. Emma has done handsprings up the charts internationally thanks to a legion of Emma heroines, from Bovary to Goldman to Jane Austen's protagonist, along with famous modern Emmas such as Emma Stone and Emma Watson. , It became popular in the United States later in the 20th century, reaching the top 100 names for girls in the late 1990s. ", This is my name and I don't like it. Parents who love Emma but think it's overexposed have been moving to such alternatives as Amelia, Emilia, Amelie, Emmeline, and Ella. And there are too many Emma's about for all generations, and the only nickname is my sister's loathed name - Em. I like my name but I hate how popular it is! My name is Emma and I hate it. Emma was given a big boost among popular baby names when it was given to Rachel and Ross's baby on Friends in 2002. Great meaning, though. I can think of 8 Emmas that i know right off the top of my head. Extreme popularity. Oh! It's absolutely gorgeous!!!! Emma is uber-popular for a reason: it's pretty, easy to pronounce in many languages, sweet, short, ages well, and has history and meaning behind it. It's probably not that big everywhere, but it is still #1, so it's still really popular. There is absolutely no way to know how a person's possible future daughter would feel about a certain name. It's elegant, short and sweet and simple, with a lot of character in its two syllables. I prefer Emily or Emme, but this is still a nice name, just wish it was not so popular. I much prefer Emmeline, Emily or even Emmy/Emme. Short and simple and is so sweet and yet classic! i just don't see the appeal at all. Classic, pretty, elegant name, no wonder people love it! I used to hate it for being so "plain" but as I've gotten older I have really come to appreciate the simplicity of it. I can see why it is so popular. Will probably make the child feel not very special. These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Emma. Stories Featuring This Name. Emmelyn, Not sure, but I don't think anyone who loves this name should shy away from it just based on popularity... your girl will own it! Just asking! I've always heard it's quite popular, but personally, I've only known a handful of other Emmas in my lifetime. Emmie, I was born in 2005, and have loved my name. It's very common. It's such a pretty sweet name. It's pretty fitting and can go with a bunch of personalities. I know it's not unique but I absolutely love it! Maybe as a nickname for Emmalee or Emalee, even though Emily is popular, Emily is less common than Emma.And you know how popular Emma is! Plus, it's number 1! I don't hear this name that much. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Emma, try our name generator. I love the name emma it is sweet,cute and short. I actually don't really like it that much, but strangely enough, I LOVE Emily. I really like the name! The more I hear it on the show, the more I love it! Emma is also used as a diminutive of Emmeline, Amelia or any other name … It has been among the top names given to baby girls in the United States, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Ireland, France, Sweden, Belgium, Russia, Canada, Australia, Norway, New Zealand, Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain in the past 10 years. Hate that these names are so beautiful but extremely common. Use Emery, Emmaline or Emmalyn instead. Related names include Emie, Emmie, and Emmy, all of which are names within themselves. Don't use something so popular. Consensual A Redhead's Makeover (Part 1) A Redhead's Makeover (Part 2) A Redhead's Makeover (Part 3) Angel (Part 19) Fun at Work Bets and Dares Election Day Revenge Finally Revenge on My Step Mother Time for Change New Girl Names are usually popular for a reason. They'll always be in my girls' name top 5. I'm impressed. I can see the appeal, but I just don't like it. Emma is a feminine given name. If you like Emma but want something more distinctive, consider these choices. Every third Hollywood starlet is named this too, which makes it worse. I'm in the Emma Louise crew! The name Emma is a girl's name of German origin meaning "universal".. Emma originated as a diminutive for Germanic names beginning with the ermen root. I love the connection to Jane Austen's "Emma" - she was kind of my role model for this name (especially the one from BBC adaptation). Funnily, I used to dislike this name very strongly, but my dislike wore off without any reason. I think that, before I met those girls, I was slightly more in love with the name Emily, which is also now super popular - but the shift that happened, at that time, has led me to place Emma as the firm favourite. Very overused. It's too much! Ema, I go by Emma, Em, and Emmy. My name is Emma-Claire, I also have a middle name. Maybe because I've met too many Emmas and the once delightful appeal has withered away into something utterly dull? :):):):):):), This name isn't really popular where I live or where I work. I know 7 Emma's in my grade at my school, not even counting the other classes :( I feel the same way about Ava, Sophia and Olivia! The Emma I know has a sister named Mia and I really like both names even though I know they are very popular. I find it so boring and Meh. I don't know why people is so worried about the popularity of this name. This is the most popular name all over the Western world. If you hear it all the time you gonna hate it, but if you really recognize the name you'll start liking it ! I don't really like this name because it is too short. Nameberry is a registered trademark of Nameberry, LLC. I was born in Australia in 1989 and it was the third most popular girls name in my state that year. Emma has now been the top baby girl name in the United States for four years in a row, claiming the crown again for 2018. It was still in the top 10 as late as 1995, but had fallen out of the top 20 by 2005 and in 2009 it ranked at 41st. One night at a time. Both Emily & Emma are really lovely names. Im aware! That's what I call common! I literally googled middle names that sounds good with Emma and Grace came up. © 2020 Nameberry.com. it's nice". I know they're both really popular right now, especially Emma, but I can definitely see why. , Learn how and when to remove this template message, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, "Emma – Meaning And Origin Of The Name Emma", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Emma_(given_name)&oldid=985952387, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Ancient Germanic, Ancient Scandinavian, Old Norse, Italian, and Modern Scandinavian, This page or section lists people that share the same, Emma Bloom, peculiar girl in Ransom Rigg's series, Emma Karn, a main character in the NBC series, Emma Washburne, daughter of Zoe and Wash in the science fiction franchise, This page was last edited on 28 October 2020, at 22:45. Emme, I have positive associations with the name Emma, so I like it an awful lot. i think it's very dull. Overall, I'm not a fan of this popular name. I don't like this name. Parents who have turned from Emily to Emma seeking something more distinctive will have to keep looking. My name is Emma and I really like it. I don't like this name. Emma is short, sweet, and has a cute spelling. How Popular is the name Emma? I could never love this name. I love yours! Everything in my mind is telling me how much I hate it because it's so popular, overdone, and because there is an incredibly nasty girl named Emma in my grade. dont see the hype. While I'm not in love with it, I can certainly see it in all ages. Never been a fan of Emily, either. My twin brother is called Danny and I think the names go well together too. I don't know where my love for this name came from, but it's a favorite. I know at least 5 other Emmas so it can be a bit confusing when someone calls our name.I wish it wasn't so popular but I can understand why it is. To rate names on Nameberry, please register for an account or log in to an existing account. Emma's just beautiful, and is a classic name that deserves its wide usage and popularity. We're excited that you have an opinion about the name Emma. Word/name: Ancient Germanic, Ancient Scandinavian, Old Norse, Italian, and Modern Scandinavian All the other Emmas I've met love our name :). I might use Emma as a middle name to honor them. Not sure if I would like the names as much if I didn't have those associations. Although, I'm hoping by the time I have kids (and we've got many years to go! And now it's a total namecrush for me. I also think that it makes a nice nickname for "Emily. The name is pretty, but it's so popular where I am that it's becoming a near epidemic. My sister answered to Emma, Emmie, Ellie, Ella, Emily, Amelie, Amelia, and so on. It's just so beautiful. My name is Emma and I love it!!!! One of my many favorite girl names. I have loved having this name as it has characteristics attached that summed the kind of person I want to be. I never know who is talking to me. haha yeah that was a mistake. Emmeline, I thought it was such an common, boring, old lady sounding name. I would either pair it with another four-letter name for balance - Emma Faye, Emma Hope, Emma Jane, Emma Kate, Emma Lois, Emma Rose - or something spectacular - Emma Aurelia, Emma Bryony, Emma Persephone, Emma Rosamond, Emma Seraphine, Emma Zuleika.