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Emma - What Does Your Name Mean?
What does the name Emma mean, what is its origin and who
are the famous Emmas? Discover the story behind the name.
Name Meaning: Emma
Emma is a female name pronounced EM ah.
It is from Old German origin, and means "entire; whole; all-containing; universal" (from the Germanic word "ermen").
Sometimes it is also considered to mean "strong".
The name was introduced to England at the time of the Norman Conquest, and became particularly popular after the 1960s television series "The Avengers" where the lead female character was named "Emma Peel".
Name Origin: Emma
Emma was originally a shortened version of old German names such as Ermentrude and Ermintrude.
It is a very popular name, consistently appearing on top baby name lists.
Nicknames for Emma
Emma Thompson - English actress born 1959
Emma Samms - English actress born 1960
Emma Roberts - American actress and singer born 1991
Emma Bunton - English singer and a member of the Spice Girls born 1976
Emma Darwin - wife of Charles Darwin (1808-1896)
Emma Rigby - English actress born 1989
Emma Lahana - New Zealand actress and singer born 1984
Emma Caulfield - American actress born 1973
Emma Bonino - Italian politician and human rights activist born 1948
Emma of Normandy - married English Kings Ethelred II & Canute 985-1052
Emma of Mělník - wife of Boleslav II of Bohemia (c950 - c1005)
Emma Rochlin - Scottish field hockey defender born 1978
Emma Bolger - Irish actress born 1996
Emma Shapplin - French soprano born 1974
Emma Bull - American science fiction and fantasy author born 1954
Emma George - Australian pole vaulter born 1974
Emma Černá - Czech actress born 1937
Emma Green - Swedish athlete born 1984
Emma Goldman , Lithuanian anarchist and writer (1869-1940)
Emma Watson - English actress born 1990
Emma, Lady Hamilton - English performer, artist's model & mistress (1761-1815)
Emma Laine - Swedish born tennis player who played for Finland born 1986
Emma Lazarus - American poet (1849-1887)
Queen Emma of Hawaii - queen to King Kamehameha IV (1836-1885)
Emma Snowsill - Australian World Class Triathlete born 1981
Emma of Waldeck & Pyrmont - married William III of the Netherlands (1858-1934)
Emma in Fiction
Emma - 1816 novel by Jane Austen, adapted for film and tv many times
Emma Woodhouse - title character of Jane Austen's novel "Emma"
Emma Bovary - title character in Gustave Flaubert's novel "Madame Bovary"
Emma Peel - character in in the 1960s British TV series "The Avengers"
Emma Frost - Marvel Comics character
Emma Geller-Green - daughter of Ross & Rachel in the TV series "Friends"