i just don't see the appeal at all. Emma has done handsprings up the charts internationally thanks to a legion of Emma heroines, from Bovary to Goldman to Jane Austen's protagonist, along with famous modern Emmas such as Emma Stone and Emma Watson. I love it too! The oldest woman in the world right now is named Emma. By 1974 it was the fourth most popular name for girls in England and Wales. My name is Emma and I hate it. © 2020 Nameberry.com. Classic, pretty, elegant name, no wonder people love it! I just wish it wasn't so dang popular. It just isn't my favorite.And this name is so popular! It has been among the top five names given to girls since 2002, and was the most popular name for girls in 2008, 2014, and 2015. I can totally see why it's so popular now. They'll always be in my girls' name top 5. I think around the time that Ross and Rachel named their baby Emma on Friends is when the name really became popular. I don't know where my love for this name came from, but it's a favorite. They're going to have to go as Emma B., Emma S., and Emma T. for example, for quite some time unfortunately. Today, it is among the top names given to baby girls in countries like the United States, Canada, Russia, Australia, France, Germany, and many more countries. I think it is short and sweet but still has a lot of personality to it :), My name is Emma, and I absolutely adore it... it's simple, global, and fits any type of girl. Emma has now been the top baby girl name in the United States for four years in a row, claiming the crown again for 2018. It has been among the top names given to baby girls in the United States, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Ireland, France, Sweden, Belgium, Russia, Canada, Australia, Norway, New Zealand, Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain in the past 10 years. Mine's Emma Isabel, which I think is lovely. Emma is also used as a diminutive of Emmeline, Amelia or any other name beginning with "em". Ema, It's also at the top of the list of the many fashionable girl names starting with E, which also includes Ella, Eleanor, and Eliza. Ironically, my opinion completely changed and I named my daughter Emma Grace in 2004. That's why it's so freaking popular. I've loved the names ever since, and never got over it. This name is so over-used. It’s a nice name in essence, but it’s been used to death, I don't hate this name, but it is a bit too common for my taste and I do think that it sounds a little bit too plain to be a first name, however it would make an ideal middle name. dont see the hype. I live in Oregon and it's not very common here, so if you live in Oregon you might not have to deal with the popularity. Emma is also used as a diminutive of Emmeline, Amelia or any other name … Yet the only Emma I have met was one of those obnoxious, extroverted and loud types. Emmalynn, I like my name but I hate how popular it is! I love it. I've tried to like it or at least become neutral but it won't work. It is derived from the Germanic word ermen meaning "whole" or "universal". I love yours! I know this name is at the #1 spot right now, but I've met more Sarah's than Emma's. I am Emma Elizabeth Katharine - I love the name! I haven't met as many other Emmas as I'd expect but those that I have often have the middle name Louise. I think it deserves the popularity, Same! Emma can also be spelt Ema. Emma is short, sweet, and has a cute spelling. Your daughter would hate it. I did my own version of the 'If you like Emma, you might love...', check it out if you are interested. What if I said your name sounded like a fart? I also think that it makes a nice nickname for "Emily. I don’t see the hype for this name and it’s way too common. I have positive associations with the name Emma, so I like it an awful lot. Top Baby Names 2019: The Playground Analysis. This name has been murdered violently for me, having been a preschool teacher for 7 years. I don't know why people is so worried about the popularity of this name. Plus, it's number 1! My grandmother is named Emma and as a child my relatives named their dog Emma. Great meaning, though. I was born in 2005, and have loved my name. it's nice". It doesn't even sound like a name to me. It's just so beautiful. I love this name so much!!! I can see the appeal, but I just don't like it. Enna is a nice, less popular, similar name too Emma, too! I can see why it's become so popular. I don't understand the love for this name, it reminds me of something a baby says because they can't pronounce your real name. It's elegant, short and sweet and simple, with a lot of character in its two syllables. I can think of 8 Emmas that i know right off the top of my head. One year, my younger brother had a class with 5 Emmas, and there were only 15 kids in the class! I can see why it's so popular! It's probably not that big everywhere, but it is still #1, so it's still really popular. Very overused. My mom and dad call me Em, and most of my friends call me Emma but some call me Emmy. I don't even know. Emmelyne. It began gaining popularity in the United Kingdom during the 1960s. Emma...It doesn't sound pretty to my ears, nor looks appealing. It's hard to find all those qualities combined in one name, which is exactly why so many parents (over 17,000 last year) have chosen Emma and made it the top girls' name. In fact, there where usually at least 3 of us. It's so sweet yet strong; short yet very feminine. Thanks for pointing that out to me! I might use Emma as a middle name to honor them. I actually don't really like it that much, but strangely enough, I LOVE Emily. I am now in high school and I only know 2 other Emmas in the whole school, but who knows for the kids going into kindergarten? I reluctantly replaced Micheline (which I decided was atrocious on the character) with Emma. I'm confused. Although, I'm hoping by the time I have kids (and we've got many years to go! And its popularity is its imperfection for me. Firstly, we are annoyed at our Mum for calling us Emma and Elizabeth, and Emma is just too common. It's pretty fitting and can go with a bunch of personalities. My twin sister is an Emma, and we both hate the name. There honestly isn't a single name for either gender that I adore more than Emma! But, when you add another syllable or two like Emmalyn or Emmabeth, it still doesn't work. I hate that it's so popular, because when every other girl is named Emma it makes it seem much less special. ), it won't be as popular. Only name your daughter this if you want her constantly looking over her shoulder when she hears her own name, looking at the other Emma, or worse, not even responding to her own name anymore because it's only her they're referring to about 20% of the time. I’m sorry to offend anyone but I just think this name is very dull. Same here! Don't get the appeal; never have. All the other Emmas I've met love our name :). It's a cute name, but it's too popular for me to use. I know many Emma's. Consensual A Redhead's Makeover (Part 1) A Redhead's Makeover (Part 2) A Redhead's Makeover (Part 3) Angel (Part 19) Fun at Work Bets and Dares Election Day Revenge Finally Revenge on My Step Mother Time for Change New Girl Related names include Emie, Emmie, and Emmy, all of which are names within themselves. My name is Emma-Claire, I also have a middle name. I even got the most generic middle name for Emma...Grace. Emma was given a big boost among popular baby names when it was given to Rachel and Ross's baby on Friends in 2002. Maybe it's where I grew up and where I live now...? I find it so boring and Meh. I have loved having this name as it has characteristics attached that summed the kind of person I want to be. Especially now with how popular it is, I dislike it even more. I don't hear this name that much. Emelyne, I've found the same in the terms that Emma was meant to be really popular when I was born but at nursery, primary, and secondary school there's never been any other Emma's. It's so timeless and gorgeous! Emma – The Sleep Company | 6.912 Follower auf LinkedIn To awaken people to the full potential of sleep. I go by Emma, Em, and Emmy. This name is very pretty but I wish it wasn't so popular. I love this name, I like Emma Stone and I have a relative named Emma but I would never use this name, its up there for me with all those other too common names already! Though it's quite simple and traditional and easily to spell I rarely tell someone my name for them to get it right the first time as it's so similar to Emily, Ella, Ellie, Emmie, etc. fun fact. I love this name so much, classic and beautiful. But they continue to feel like very similar names. My name's Emma. I don't care if it's popular. Both names are extremely popular but the first time my co worker suggested Emma I just fell in love and couldn't see my Emma being named any other name. I was lucky to be born in the late 90s so the names wasn't too popular at the time. If you think that, try to be named Mary or her variations that have been popular for centuries. Three of the hottest young female stars share the name: Emma Watson, Emma Roberts, and Emma (born Emily) Stone. ", This is my name and I don't like it. Emmy, [2], Learn how and when to remove this template message, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, "Emma – Meaning And Origin Of The Name Emma", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Emma_(given_name)&oldid=985952387, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Ancient Germanic, Ancient Scandinavian, Old Norse, Italian, and Modern Scandinavian, This page or section lists people that share the same, Emma Bloom, peculiar girl in Ransom Rigg's series, Emma Karn, a main character in the NBC series, Emma Washburne, daughter of Zoe and Wash in the science fiction franchise, This page was last edited on 28 October 2020, at 22:45. Emmah, I was born in Australia in 1989 and it was the third most popular girls name in my state that year. Will probably make the child feel not very special. (no, I was not named after Ross and Rachel's baby or the Jane Austen character!) The name is pretty, but it's so popular where I am that it's becoming a near epidemic. :-). Would you like to follow Emma? As previous commenters have said, I've always just regarded Emma as a given popular name, not one I paid much attention to, until one day I looked at it and went, "hmm, Emma! One night at a time. I never know who is talking to me. I don't like this name. I am obsessed with Once Upon a Time, and the main character is named Emma. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Emma, try our name generator. Also I don't get that many people think of Emma as very pretty, because I'm not very attractive! It will always be a favourite for me. I am usually the only one with the name Emma in the building! Absolutely beautiful. I really dislike Emma Watson though, and that made the name worse for me. We're excited that you have an opinion about the name Emma. Something about this name I just don't like and I cannot figure it out. I actually really like this name and I don't usually like the really popular names. I've never felt like and individual in my entire life. I really like the name! I love the name, and think it's beautiful! Nameberry is a registered trademark of Nameberry, LLC. I used to be very neutral about this name, maybe even disliking it a little bit, but then I looked at it one day (I mean, REALLY looked at it) and realized how beautiful it was. But after the book by Jane Austen I have warmed up slightly to it. Em, My name is Emma and I really like it. The name Emma is a girl's name of German origin meaning "universal". Classic and dignified, yet also spunky and cute. I would either pair it with another four-letter name for balance - Emma Faye, Emma Hope, Emma Jane, Emma Kate, Emma Lois, Emma Rose - or something spectacular - Emma Aurelia, Emma Bryony, Emma Persephone, Emma Rosamond, Emma Seraphine, Emma Zuleika. The more I hear it on the show, the more I love it! i dont think this name is pretty. Emmaline, Emma is a feminine given name. Unfortunately it is so popular - I wish it wouln't be. I named my 9 month old Emma Grace! Emmalyn, If you like Emma but want something more distinctive, consider these choices. :):):):):):), This name isn't really popular where I live or where I work. I feel an Emma can be anyone or embody anything- from an artsy contemplative person to a spirited and lively personality, as well as any age from baby girl to elderly woman. Stories Featuring This Name. Nameberry is a registered trademark of Nameberry, LLC. Emma is simple but has deep history, is streamlined and modern-feeling yet distinctly feminine. I could never love this name. I'm impressed. I know at least 5 other Emmas so it can be a bit confusing when someone calls our name.I wish it wasn't so popular but I can understand why it is. I work at a mall and i see like five emmas a day sooo, Emma is so beautiful and sweet! Absolutely love the name Emma! Love this name, one of my absolute favourites. Dito ! Side note, my middle name is, Nicole - Jean and I think that's a go's good with Emma or just Emma Nicole or Emma Jean works good to. Names are usually popular for a reason. These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Emma. My sister answered to Emma, Emmie, Ellie, Ella, Emily, Amelie, Amelia, and so on. I can see why it is so popular. Emelina, The Jane Austen novel 'Emma' is my personal favourite of hers, so that is another bonus for the name, and I can't see myself falling out of love with it, ever. Three of my friends are named Emma, and they're all amazing people. Emma is a feminine given name. It is accompanied by the lack of individualism. I was changing a main character's name over and over again. Overall, I'm not a fan of this popular name. It's such a pretty sweet name. I only know about 5 other Emmas, all spread out age wise. I hate hearing it all of the time. This name is just perfect. Maybe as a nickname for Emmalee or Emalee, even though Emily is popular, Emily is less common than Emma.And you know how popular Emma is! Then, I wound up loving it! I don't like it a lot.I don't HATE it . And now it's a total namecrush for me. Not sure if I would like the names as much if I didn't have those associations. When I hear it I think of Lady Hamilton (Emma Hart) and Emma of Normandy. It isn't that popular, specially in certain countries. I prefer Emily or Emme, but this is still a nice name, just wish it was not so popular. Just asking! I might not consider this name for a few years to come and by then the hype for this name should be over. Although Emma is an undisputed classic, it's nonetheless boring. Emmye, I would love this name if it weren't so overused. Extreme popularity. Everything in my mind is telling me how much I hate it because it's so popular, overdone, and because there is an incredibly nasty girl named Emma in my grade. I love the name emma it is sweet,cute and short. I've always heard it's quite popular, but personally, I've only known a handful of other Emmas in my lifetime. Sorry for the rant. You totally nailed my name. I like this name, but don't love it. I don't give a crap that it's the number 1 name right now. I adore the name Emma so much, its popularity doesn't even bother me in the slightest! Ive vowed not to give my future children unique names. My name is Emma I was born in 2002 and have only ever met one other Emma before. I simply adore this name. You will receive an email (no more than once per day) summarizing any new mentions of Emma on Nameberry. I really don't like this name much. Use Emery, Emmaline or Emmalyn instead. A very old royal name well used throughout the centuries—Queen Emma married King Ethelred the Unready in 1002—Emma is also historically associated with Lady Hamilton, the mistress of Lord Nelson and muse of painter George Romney. The Emma I know has a sister named Mia and I really like both names even though I know they are very popular. Despite the popularity never met anyone named this. Names to Substitute for Emma Emma is a lovely classic name that, after several years in the Top Ten, may deserve a rest. But, of course, these names might be poised to move up and take Emma's place near the top of the list. The feminine name Emma is derived from the German word “ermen,” which means Whole or Universal. I can't get enough. Funnily, I used to dislike this name very strongly, but my dislike wore off without any reason. Just something I've noticed. It's absolutely gorgeous!!!! The name Emma is a girl's name of German origin meaning "universal".. Emma originated as a diminutive for Germanic names beginning with the ermen root. I used to hate it for being so "plain" but as I've gotten older I have really come to appreciate the simplicity of it. love the name even though it is sooooooooo popular!!!! It's worth noting that Emma, Emily, and the new British Number 1 Amelia all derive from different roots and have different meanings. I found it on a TV show and then I started reading Jane Austen and was like, "huh, Emma!". Hate that these names are so beautiful but extremely common. I don't like this name. I know 7 Emma's in my grade at my school, not even counting the other classes :( I feel the same way about Ava, Sophia and Olivia! | We are Emma – The Sleep Company. Emma is uber-popular for a reason: it's pretty, easy to pronounce in many languages, sweet, short, ages well, and has history and meaning behind it. My name is Emma and I really like it. Every third Hollywood starlet is named this too, which makes it worse. Emmette, It is derived from the Germanic word ermen meaning "whole" or "universal". But the thing is it was never UNpopular. Emme, It sounds like the noise someone would make if they had their mouth full of food. Oh! It's still not really my thing, though. Sep 18, 2020 - Explore XxoOoxX's board "Emma Watson - Nude", followed by 307 people on Pinterest. Never been a fan of Emily, either. Short and simple and is so sweet and yet classic! [1], It became popular in the United States later in the 20th century, reaching the top 100 names for girls in the late 1990s. It seems very boring and flat to me. If you hear it all the time you gonna hate it, but if you really recognize the name you'll start liking it ! There is absolutely no way to know how a person's possible future daughter would feel about a certain name. How Popular is the name Emma? See more ideas about emma watson, emma, emma watson sexiest. Please add to or correct the information provided by other members of the Nameberry community. Ever. I met many more Emilys growing up. Parents who have turned from Emily to Emma seeking something more distinctive will have to keep looking. I much prefer Emmeline, Emily or even Emmy/Emme. It's very common.