Emma

Emma - A very popular female name



  Jul 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Emma, meaning universal, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #34. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Emma and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Emma? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Emma. The baby girl name Emma was given to 20,791 baby girls in 2012, ranking #2 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 68 baby girls were given this name - making this a very popular female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Emma peaked in popularity 9 years ago in 2008 on position 1.



Famous with this name

Emma Watson
Emma Stone
Emma Roberts


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Emma is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Emma is currently topping the baby name charts in Wyoming at position #1 - and is the least popular in Illinois at position #4.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Emma is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Emma is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Emma goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 4 other girls in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Emma origin and meaning

Emma is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means universal. To see famous people named Emma, pop culture references for the name Emma and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Emma

We've found the following names that sound similar to Emma, sorted by popularity.

Emani / Emmy / Emmie / Ema / Emme / Emoni / Emi / Euna / Eman / Ena /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20122
20113
20103
20092
20081
20073
20062
20052
20042
20032
20024
200113
200017
199917
199822
199736
199653
199567
199474
199380
1992104
1991123
1990130
1989149
1988160
1987175
1986208
1985265
1984340
1983399
1982414
1981408
1980419
1979435
1978453
1977435
1976452
1975427
1974409
1973450
1972422
1971448
1970420
1969427
1968427
1967387
1966366
1965362
1964342
1963352
1962331
1961313
1960298
1959270
1958267
1957248
1956228
1955212
1954202
1953197
1952181
1951174
1950155
1949148
1948140
1947141
1946132
1945123
1944119
1943115
1942108
1941100
194094
193989
193898
193790
193685
193589
193485
193376
193276
193176
193073
192969
192867
192764
192660
192557
192457
192353
192250
192152
192046
191945
191846
191746
191641
191540
191439
191338
191235
191135
191034

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Hampshire1
Indiana1
Alaska1
Kansas1
Wisconsin1
Alabama1
Kentucky1
West Virginia1
Arkansas1
Louisiana1
Wyoming1
Massachusetts1
Oklahoma1
Colorado1
Maine1
Connecticut1
Michigan1
Pennsylvania1
Minnesota1
Missouri1
South Carolina1
Mississippi1
South Dakota1
Georgia1
Montana1
Tennessee1
North Carolina1
Iowa1
North Dakota1
Utah1
Nebraska1
Washington2
Ohio2
Maryland2
Oregon2
District of Columbia2
Delaware2
Hawaii2
Virginia2
Vermont3
New Jersey3
New Mexico3
Nevada3
New York3
Arizona3
California3
Rhode Island3
Florida3
Texas3
Idaho3
Illinois4

Even more about Emma


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Emma a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very popular female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Emma?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2008
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Emma
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 68
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +20,791

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