EMMA

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).

ORIGIN

English

German: Complete, whole, universal; can also mean nanny

Swedish

THEMES

Literary

SYLLABLES

2

ALTERNATE SPELLINGS

Ema

INTERNATIONAL VARIATIONS

Ema

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