The name of many a great literary heroines, Jane Austen’s among them, Emma means “universal.” Its meaning is fitting these days, too; Emma has landed in the top of the lists for several years running. While it’s definitely not uncommon, it is charming and classic (rather than trendy).


  • english:
  • german: Complete, whole, universal; can also mean nanny
  • swedish:

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Actress Emma Stone, Actress Emma Watsom, Actress Emma Thompson, Poet Emma Lazarus

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Kristi Yamaguchi, Daughter of Julie Andrews and Tony Walton, Daughter of Christine Lahti, Daughter of Eric Roberts, Daughter of Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones