A rarely used Em- name, Ema is a multicultural choice fit for a world traveler. It’s found in Germany, Spain, Romania, but has a lot of recognition in Japan because of its association with the wooden plaques Shinto worshipers use to write prayers, and it has also bled into the booming anime community.


  • german: Universal
  • japanese: Wooden plaque Shinto worshipers record prayers on
  • romanian: Beloved
  • spanish: Rival

Syllables: 2

Famous Namesakes:

Voice actress Ema Kogure, Cricket player Ema Kuribayashi, Manga artist Ema Toyama, Tennis player Ema Burgic, Skier Ema Klinec