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I always thought that Emma was a pet form of Emily. They're pretty close in spelling, but I guess they're not related. Oh well!
-- gaelruadh19  5/2/2005
It's the name of the girl who plays Hermione in the Harry Potter movies, Emma Watson.
-- catgirl  5/18/2005
Emma Charlotte Duerre-Watson (Duerre is mother's surname, Turkish heritage) was born in 1990 in England to lawyer parents of Turkish and British heritage. She has one younger brother Alex. Emma is currently 15 years old and in Grade 9 (as of September 2005) at Headington Girls School in England. Emma is officially 5'3" with brown eyes and matching hair. Emma is fluent in English and lived in France for 4 years but is unable to speak any other language except for English. Her measurements are 31-25-34.
-- Anonymous User  8/22/2005
Emma is an OK name. But I'd rather hear Emily.
-- Tbird  6/22/2005
Emma is OK for a character, but not for my child or anything. I don't think it's that pretty.
-- Anonymous User  6/23/2005
I kind of like Emma... I prefer Emilia though.
-- ringer007  7/7/2005
Actress Emma Thompson bears this name.
-- Anonymous User  7/23/2005
I was planning on naming my daughter Alisianna and call her Anna after my grandmother who passed away the year before. But when I looked at her I knew that she was not an Anna at all. They say that babies do not smile as soon as they are born but Emma Sunrise was unique. Her father and I were talking about what we should name her when I said "How about Emma?" I looked down at Emma as I said it and she smiled at me. I thought I was out of it and so I asked her "Do you want that to be your name? Do you like Emma?" and she smiled at me again. She definitely looks like an Emma.
-- Baby_Pandora  8/1/2005
Congrats! I love the name "Sunrise" with "Emma." That's so pretty together. And for those who want to name their little girl Emma, don't use "Charlotte" or "Diane" or "Marie", for her middle name, it wouldn't fit. Grace or Leigh would be much prettier. :)
-- Tbird  8/4/2005
My name is Emma and it works great for me because I don't have a hot face, it's just cute. My middle name is Mae and I would recommend that middle name because it goes great with the name. My only problem is that so many people are named Emma after the movie Emma came out so now I always am hearing little girls' moms calling them Emma which bothers me because no one was named Emma when I was younger and now there are Emmas everywhere!
-- emma_mae  8/7/2005
I had someone ask me if I named my daughter after the Jane Austin book. I also had some ask me if I named her after Ross and Rachel's baby on Friends, haha. I was surprised to find out that Emily and Emma were the #1 and #2 names in 2003, wow. I had named her after my Great Aunt (Marjorie Emma) and my grandmother (Joyce Adelle), also, it turns out Emma Adelle was their mother's name too. I think it's pretty, cute. She looks like a little Emma, curly blonde hair and blue eyes. Emma is such a sweet name, when my mom suggested it, it seemed so right.
-- DrgrsiChi  8/18/2005
MY NAME IS EMMA! I don't really like the meaning of it, but I like who I am named after. I have the biggest crush on Daniel Radcliffe, so I can brag that I am in the Harry Potter movies! You know, because Emma Watson plays Hermione.
-- Emma Hia  9/26/2005
I like the name Emma and I was going to be called this name, but on the day I was born my mum and dad decided on Jenna. But I think this is a very pretty name.
-- jenna20390  10/22/2005
The name Emma was also the name of Queen Elizabeth's great great grandmother.
-- tommybabe  10/29/2005
I think Emma is a pretty name, but it is very common. I wouldn't call my daughter it.
-- Anonymous User  11/12/2005
Emma is a strong, wholesome name. Almost all the Emmas I know have been very big roles in my life and are great people.
-- Anonymous User  11/13/2005
I love this name, seeing as it's mine ;). Alas, I wasn't named after the book or anything, I was named after Emma Peal on the Avengers. Romantic huh? I think it works well with my middle name though - Emma Rose.
-- anonymous  12/1/2005
Famous bearer is Emma Roberts, an American 14-year-old actress from "Unfabulous" and niece of Julia Roberts.
-- Anonymous User  12/8/2005
Personally, I love the name Emma. Probably because I love the Harry Potter movies and I love Emma Watson, she is so pretty! That probably makes me like the name more but it seems like all the Emma's are gorgeous! I've known some Emma's and she is also really pretty!
-- cowgirl  12/19/2005
I agree with all the people above about the middle names for Emma - it is a hard one! My name is Emma Joanne, (EJ for short) and I think that it suits me quite well! I think that Emma is a name which has come back in popularity since the 80s. What a great name!
-- Anonymous User  12/23/2005
I cannot believe how many nasty comments others have made about such a beautiful name. My daughter is named Emma Ray, after several Emmas including two great grandmothers, and two wonderful women who are wives of prominent men in our religion. She is proud to bear such a lovely name as you should be whether you were named after someone else or just because your parents recognized what a nice name it is. My father-in-law had an absolute fit that we would call her "an old lady's name", but we knew it would be beautiful for a little girl and would grow well wtih her. It is no longer just an "old lady's name", but the name for a rising generation. "Emma" is truly a classic, beautiful, yet simple, and would not have become so popular otherwise. It has been said to mean "universal" and "embracing everything", which fits my daughter perfectly as she is a child with that unique fearless nature and excitement for life. She truly embraces everything around her. So, all you Emmas, whether old or young, go embrace life and embrace your name as the truly beautiful name it is. Make it a name that others will love because they know you and like who you are.
-- laurawinkler  12/30/2005
The name is cute, but personally I want to name my girl (that is, if I ever have a child, but not now!) something else, but of course no offense to you or anyone. :) The acronym for Emma is:
E-nchanting
M-annered
M-agical
A-miable
-- Tbird  1/6/2006
Pretty name but way too used. I bet you know someone named Emma!
-- bedrock  1/6/2006
I think Emmma by itself isn't a nice name. It's quite plain on its own. But I think combined with a second name it is wonderful. I will definitely name one of my daughters Emma-Rose or Emma-Mae.
-- helena92  1/8/2006
Emma is very commonly used now. In my class at school, there are 4 girls named Emma. I feel sorry for them because they don't have a unique name and have to be called the same.
-- helena92  1/8/2006
I think Emma is much prettier than Emily.
-- jazzi  1/12/2006
American novelist Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth (E.D.E.N. Southworth) bears this name.
-- Tbird  1/13/2006
In the TV sitcom Friends, Rachel's daughter is named Emma.
-- Anonymous User  1/15/2006
Wow, so many middle names to go with Emma, everyone I know called Emma (including myself) has the middle name Louise. My mum called me Emma 'cause she said you can't shorten it. Tell that to the people that call me Em and Ems!
-- ems  1/23/2006
It's kind of funny to see that comment about Emma Louises, I was born in England and moved state-side very young. I always worry about my children not knowing or having much contact with my family and eventually losing their heritage, so when I had my daughter I wanted to give her a name that I felt sounded more traditionally English. I have a cousin back home in England named Emma Louise and my name is Rebekah Kate, so I named my daughter Emma Kate. It seems like Louise is a lot more common on that side of the pond, whereas over here all the middle names are like Marie, Nicole, Ann, and Lynn.
-- rebekahrocks  7/31/2011
I love the name Emma. Some names can seem wonderful and exotic when your child is young, in adolescence etc., but once they're into their thirties and beyond the name seems silly. Emma is one of those names that suits a woman at every time of her life; when she's a little girl it's cute, when she's a young woman it's a practical, sweet-souding name, and when she's older, it can sound very noble.
-- hana  1/24/2006
I love the name Emma. The Emma I know is so cute and sweet. I would like a middle name Jean. It would sound cool because I like Emma Jean but I don't like Imogene. So I just like the name.
-- bjd1994rts  1/24/2006
I love the name Emma, it is so lovely. My friend named her child Emma Jane, it sounds so beautiful.
-- luv.ya  1/28/2006
Emma is of English origin. It means energetic.
-- emeraldemerald  1/28/2006
The main character of Flaubert's most famous novel, Madame Bovary, is also an Emma.
-- Anonymous User  1/29/2006
Emma Woodhouse is the title character in English authoress Jane Austen's (1775-1816) novel 'Emma' (1815).
-- LadyBug18  2/19/2006
If Emma should have a middle name, it should be Lynn. Those two names fit so perfectly with each other or why not just name your child Emmaline? Then you have both of the names and a great spelling for it! But of course, it should be pronounced em-a-LEEN in that case! =D.
-- AnonaBee  3/1/2006
I have always prefered Emma to Emily. I think Emma just sounds more elegant and Emily just sounds like a child's name. Emma can suit you all through your life.
-- Anonymous User  3/8/2006
Cannot stand this name - overrated, and hickish. Ugh!
-- Mithos514  3/30/2006
Sorry, no offense to anyone, but when I hear this name, I think of "Dilemma". It would be terrible to name your twin boy and girl Dil and Emma!
-- Anonymous User  4/6/2006
Emma is an okay name but I prefer Emily. Emily seems like a more graceful name.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Just wanted to comment again.

My name is Emma, and I sort of like it, I just don't really think it suits me. I was named after my two great grandmothers, Edith and Eleanor. As you can see, their names weren't 'Emma', but my parents couldn't agree on any other name besides Emma, so they settled with that.
-- Emma Hia  5/5/2006
This is my name! :) I have to admit, it's a bit more common than I'd like, but I still think it's a pretty good name. (Though I am fortunate - I've only heard of 5 other Emmas, two being famous ones, two being babies, and one being about 5 when I met her) The one thing that's always driven me mad about is being called Emily. I have nothing against the name (I have a friend named Emily!), but I prefer my own name.

Also, you people are forgetting the other Emma in the HP movies(who just happens to be my namesake!): Emma Thompson!
Also, and maybe it's just that they got the info wrong, but I always heard Emma meant 'loving & fun' in German. Either way, it's got a nice meaning.
On a side note, "Emma Caitlin" is not a bad combo, but "Emma Lynne" or "Emma Kate" is much better. ;)
-- Anonymous User  5/22/2006
Sweet, loving and pretty.
-- Anonymous User  6/4/2006
My sister's name is Emma, and when she was named it was a very uncommon name.
-- sqirrlie  6/12/2006
I think the name is boring even though it's my name! I prefer something tougher and cooler.
-- Stormcat  6/20/2006
This is my name and I like it, but I think it is way too common. I know at least 15 other Emmas and most of them share my middle name, Louise, too. It is quite a simple, perhaps dull, name and personally I prefer more unusual and complicated names like Alastríona or Celandine because I think they sound more feminine.
-- simpsonfan15  6/20/2006
This is my name - in Ireland it is quite common. However my mother has told me when I was born, she knew only one girl in her school called Emma and the book by Jane Austen. My name is ok - sometimes I think it's quite plain but it's a classic and a name you can grow up with.
-- emeraldstar  6/28/2006
This name is so overused now it's getting ridiculous. This name has become the new 'Jennifer' in my opinion. I'm sick of seeing it bestowed on practically every baby girl born within the past few years. I don't see why it's become so popular either. It's rather ordinary and blah sounding in my opinion. There are far prettier and less common names for girls now. Name your daughter Emma and she'll be sharing it with at least half the girls in her class from elementary school all the way to university.
-- Anonymous User  7/13/2006
Well, I personally think the name is adorable. My niece is named Emma Mary, and I love it! It's one of the cutest names out there (though it IS very popular nowadays).
-- Amanda Joy  7/16/2006
I think a great middle name for Emma is Leigh! Then the girl's name sounds like Emily, but is different somehow. But I wish Emma weren't quite so common--even though I can understand why it is!
-- Anonymous User  7/23/2006
Emma has been the #1 name in Canada for 3 years in a row, but probably on the chart for WAY more. Emily, however, has not been able to be #1, but instead has held the #2 place.
-- Anonymous User  7/29/2006
I don't know why Emma's so popular. It's two syllables, sounds like ah-mah! and is far too common. I'm probably gonna get bashed because of the armies of Emmas out there. They're freaking everywhere.
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2006
Emma is one of the most beautiful, classy names you could give a girl, despite it's popularity. Also, this is one of those names that sounds good throughout life. Some names are beautiful baby names, but don't quite fit as the child grows up. Other names sound good on adults, but you can't imagine the name on a baby.
-- LoveTheNameMackenzie  8/9/2006
I really like the name, it doesn't really matter if it is overused because it deserves to be.
-- corrielover  8/10/2006
Princess Emma of Waldeck-Pyrmont was married to King William III of the Netherlands and the first female head of state of the Netherlands. She is the great-grandmother of queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2006
*YAWN* This is a terribly overused, unoriginal and boring name for a girl. And it sounds like 'enema' to boot. It's not a bad name but it's become so ubiquituous and overused that it's lost any charm or major appeal. I suggest skipping it unless you want your daughter to be known as Emma P. or whatever her last name is throughout her entire life.
-- Anonymous User  8/22/2006
I love Emma. It is popular, but it is a classic name. My Great-Grandmother was named Emma Elizabeth, and I used Emma as my screen and pen name. I wish it were my real, legal name. I love the nicknames, Em, Emmy, even Ems. I will probably name my daughter Emma.
-- Emma McHnery  8/30/2006
This name is utterly plain, boring and charmless. I have no idea why this name is so popular, it boggles my mind.
-- Anonymous User  9/4/2006
My name is Emma Elizabeth. I rather resent people saying nasty things about my name, I mean, do you see me going and saying how their names are boring or plain? I love my name and think it suits me well. I was named Emma by my mom, who thought it was a beautiful name and (at the time) uncommon. It bothers me a little to hear my name being called when ever I go to the store but I wouldn't change it.
It dosn't matter who or how many people have your name, make it uniqe to yourself!
-- ginger_root  9/8/2006
I agree with the user above: who cares how popular a name is, if you like it, use it. My name, Jennifer, is also very popular but I don't care. It's a nice name and suits me fine. I know of 2 girls named Emma in my son's grade 2 class and I still think it is a pretty name.
-- Anonymous User  9/12/2006
Back in 1880 to 1890 this name was very popular then too.
-- Anonymous User  9/19/2006
Emma Fielding is a famous bearer. She is an English star who performs many plays, and is in the Inspector Lynn mysteries.
-- Emma McHnery  10/8/2006
Lee is a great middle name to go with Emma! Becuase then it's like Emily, but split between two names - Emma Lee.
-- Herogers  10/14/2006
I love the name Emma. I think it's simple, sweet and adorable, and I love it paired with Kate as a middle name. Even though I like my name, I would love to be named Emma.
-- xHOWTOSAVEALiFE  10/21/2006
Beautiful name but entirely overused. Do you really want your child to be one of eight Emmas in her class?
-- khaotickharma  10/22/2006
It's also the Catalan form.
-- suseda  10/22/2006
"Leigh" or "Lee" as possible middle names to Emma is rather offensive to the name. If you like Emma Lee, just name your kid Emily.

This is my name, and growing up, many kids and elderly people mistakenly called me Emily. I hated it, because that is NOT my name. Emma is not short for Emily, nor are the two connected in any way.

Unless you are naming a child after an "Emma" and a "Lee" don't use that combo. You would be spitting on the beautiful name.
-- Emmasj  11/2/2006
Emma Goldman was a famous anarchist and feminist of the 19th century.
-- Akua Topaz  11/29/2006
It's my name, and I'm attached to it, because I think it sounds sort of classy, but I wouldn't name my child this, mostly because there's a lot of us out there. (I'm one of the lucky ones, though - there are only 2 Emmas in my entire school, and I've never had another Emma in my class!)

On a side note, I've always heard Emma was German for 'loving, fun', but I rather like the other meaning better.
-- vattenkvinna  11/30/2006
The name Emma gets trashed more than most names if you ask me. Perhaps people think this name is absolutely tasteless based solely on its popularity. Well, that doesn't make much sense. I think this name is strong and delicate. Bringing forth images of a beautiful and outspoken girl. That is why it is so common. Just because a name is in the top 5 does not mean you should completely avoid it or give it bad reviews. Yes, the name Emma itself is a very common name but the person who bears the name Emma is what gives this indentity its unique value.
-- Cyneburga  12/7/2006
My name is Emma and I absolutely love it. It fits me so well, because when I think of the name Emma, I just think of a different, don't care what anyone thinks of me kind of person, and a pretty smart kind of tomboy. Whenever I see a ditsy kind of blond girl named Emma, like that Baby Spice, it just doesn't seem to fit. I like my name much more than Emily, because I don't like names that end with "ee" sounds, except Hermione. I think it's awesome that Emma is coming back in style. Also, I love Emma Watson. She's beautiful, and she plays Hermione Granger! Rock on!
-- harry_sent_me  12/12/2006
My name is Emma and I think the name is O.K. and it suits me, but is too common. I asked my parents why they gave me such a common name and they said it wasn't common at the time. But my surname is unusual.
-- Anonymous User  12/13/2006
Emma is a beautiful name, thank you very much. I would consider giving one of my children this name.
-- Sylvanist  12/29/2006
According to Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges in "Dictionary of First Names" Oxford University Press (1993)
Emma - (f.) English: of Germanic orgin, introduced to Britain by the Normans. It was the name of the mother of Edward the Confessor. It originated as a short form of the medieval versions of compound names such as ERMINTRUDE and IRMGARD, containing the element of ERM(EN), IRM(EN) entire (cf. IRMA). It is now sometimes used as a pet form of EMILY, but this is etymologically unjustified.
-- student1  1/11/2007
Not really famous, but in the 4th Harry Potter, there is an "Emma Dobbs" being sorted. Her house is unknown.
-- Emmasj  1/12/2007
There was "Emma Peel" from "The Avengers" in the 60s'. I still love to watch reruns of that show.
-- Emma McHnery  1/18/2007
The English singer Emma Bunton bears this name. She was "Baby Spice" in Spice Girls! I sometimes hear her song "Maybe" from "Free me".
-- elliebeth  1/21/2007
I don't like the name Emma. Too short and simple, and it sounds incomplete, somehow.
-- 7up  1/21/2007
Nevermind, I like it, after reading that book by Jane Austen.
-- 7up  1/31/2007
My sister is called Emma and I think it is a really nice name. Her middle name is Jade and I think they go nicely together. Sometimes she gets called Em or Ems by family. Emma is a very common name now though.
-- Holzi194  2/14/2007
Emma was fine at one point but now it is overused and too common. It's a shame because I used to like it before it was popular. Now I have a strong dislike for it.
-- Missy  2/16/2007
My name is Emma and I love it. It's fits me so well. However, I used to like it more before it became so popular. But that doesn't mean I totally disregard it. Yes, I don't think the name fits on some people. When my parents named me 'Emma' it wasn't even in the top 50. My last name is Thompson so teachers at my school always ask if I was named after the actress, which I was not. My parents simply loved the name for me. I think becuase Emma sounds a little delicate, it needs a strong middle name like Colleen or something.
-- Anonymous User  2/19/2007
Very cool name, I like it.
-- katiedid  2/27/2007
I have never liked this name - it is just too over-used. There were so many Emmas in my year at school that you had to refer to them with the initial of their surname, e.g. "Emma C", "Emma P" etc.! Also only one of those Emmas was actually a nice person. It's just one of those names that people choose when they can't think of anything else and want something reasonably normal and tasteful. I prefer Emmeline, Emily, etc. Or you could use the German form, "Imma".
-- Anonymous User  3/6/2007
I have two famous bearers:
Emma Nelson, Miriam McDonld's chracter on Degrassi.
Emma Hamilton - mistress to the English Admiral Nelson, a famous general in English history.
-- Emma McHnery  3/17/2007
That's so weird that it means "whole" or "universal" because while I was typing the name into the search, I thought "Emma - everybody's favorite name (it seems)!"
-- Jasmine  3/24/2007
I like Emma, but it's one of the most popular names not only in America but half of Europe as well. There will be millions of them, and I would personally discourage new parents from using it. If you're not dead set on it, find something else you like almost as much and use it instead, for your daughter's sake.
-- Anonymous User  4/1/2007
My name's Emma Caitlin, and I think it rather suits me. I lucked out because my name didn't get popular until I was a few years old, which means that I don't encounter people my age with my name, and in my school there are only 2 other Emma's, both much younger.

I would not recommend naming your child this, not because of the name itself but because of the popularity. (Or at least give them something to fall back on!)

I'm named after Emma Thompson, btw. :D
-- vattenkvinna  4/11/2007
Emma also makes a good second name as well.
-- Luangi  4/12/2007
Emma Carew is Dr. Henry Jekyll's finacee in the musical Jekyll and Hyde.
-- xKatiex  5/5/2007
The name Emma may be popular but it is such a beautiful and classy name. I prefer it to Emily. I also think this name ages very well.
-- Hola123  5/12/2007
I really like Emma, and it is a name a girl could grow up with too.
-- Reecet21  5/19/2007
Also a girls name in Slovenia, though Ema is far more common.
-- earthnut  7/3/2007
My name is also Emma. Honestly, when I was little (then it wasn't even in the top 150s) I hated it. But I've grown to love it. It fits any age, but it is a name made for certain people.

I seriously cracked up when I read this one random comment that said a very common middle name for Emma is Louise, because that's my middle name and I've never heard anyone AT ALL having that middle name. Haha

Honestly though, I don't see how some of ya'll would rather choose Emily than Emma. Yes, Emma has gotten popular, but guess what name is even more popular? To me Emily is just a generic name.

Oh, and for expecting mothers. Emma is a great name, but if you aren't a fan of Emily don't make the child's middle name Leigh. Because when the name is said too fast her name ends up sounding like Emily and like she has no middle name. Haha my mom explained that to me because I had asked her why my sister got the good middle name (Leigh) and why I got Louise. =/
-- emayemabear  7/29/2007
Whenever I hear this name I picture a short, fat woman with no teeth, and I honestly don't know why. All the Emma's I know are babies and very cute ones at that. I just don't understand why everyone wants to name their child this right now, it sounds so blah.
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2007
I love my name, it's wholesome and sensible but can be cuty-fied at the same time. My mum chose it as she loves the story Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert - who happens to also share my birthday. Slightly freaky!
-- ethepea  8/18/2007
I used to like this name when I was really young. It's cute. BUT, now it reminds me of particular insult in Korean (imma) so I don't like Emma now.
-- Anonymous User  8/28/2007
I don't get why so many people say it's a copy of Emily, it's not.
-- Anonymous User  9/2/2007
I don't like Emma at all (sorry if your name is Emma). I think it's too popular, there are loads of Emmas at my school. And I think the name Emily is so much prettier.
-- Anonymous User  9/19/2007
Another trendy, but traditional name. Like Emily though, it also has a bit of an English tinge, as if their over-achieving parents (you don't see lower-class parents naming their kids Emma) want their daughter to grow up to be an aristocrat or something.
-- johann14  9/24/2007
I'm middle-lowerclass, and I'm named Emma. I think people have been influenced about the name because of television shows, the popularity of the name, and because of actresses.

Also, for the people saying Emily would be better then Emma, (Emily Emma, doesn't sound too bad) Emily is the number 1 most popular name in America. In my choir class there are 4 Emma's including me, but there are 12 Emilys.
-- Anonymous User  5/14/2012
I especially love the E-double M-A spelling of this word.
-- Anonymous User  10/14/2007
I probably wouldn't like to be named Emma because of Emma Roberts and Emma Watson. I'd be horrified.
-- a_lavigne  10/14/2007
I don't like this much. Not only is it extremely trendy, but I really can only picture on a little girl. Cute, but it won't fit forever.
-- spaz123  10/25/2007
The most ungodly overused name ever! Don't think so? Walk in any elementary school and look at the lockers, there are at leat 3 in every grade. If original is what you're looking for this isn't the name. It's simple and boring. And in 10 years, it will be just another Brittany, Ashley, or any other name way too common for its era.
-- Anonymous User  11/16/2007
Emma was almost my name, but they decided against it. I wish she hadn't, I like Emma a lot more than Amanda. I think it's an okay name, it became a bit overused after Rachel on "Friends" named her baby Emma. It's funny how TV shows influence naming patterns.
-- pandasayscynical  11/18/2007
I like the name Emma o.k. but I have a friend named Emma and I don't like the name very much. I prefer Emily or Emilia.
-- lizard  11/29/2007
This name has become the "default" name of the United States, and it shows. There are millions and millions of little Emmas running around all over the world. It is a TOTAL misconception that Emma is less popular than Emily. They are almost exactly equal, and both are starting to sound very boring. It IS a lovely name, but there are just too many!
-- lunalovegood  12/7/2007
Emma is a very pretty name. It is a classic since it was ranked #3 in 1880 and #2 currently in the United States. "Emma" by Jane Austen is great!
-- jj21jj  1/4/2008
My mother almost named me Emma, and I'm very glad she didn't. All the Emmas I've ever known were very sweet people. But maybe that's the reason I don't like it. It just seems too sugary to me.
-- black_lace  1/31/2008
I like this name, it sounds sweet and innocent.
-- Patricia Underwood  2/6/2008
I love this name. It's classic and feminine but can also 'fit' a tomboy that gets into mischief. I recommend it! It's timeless and fits every age.

*should be* Famous Bearer: Emma Cooper, from the Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast. (which is AMAZING) And the Emma and Pete Show which is very entertaining as well.
-- ASLBankes  2/11/2008
Emma Frost (sometimes known as "White Queen"), a Marvel Comics character and current member of the X-Men. She was originally a villainess and a member of the "Hellfire Club", but after seeing her students (the "Hellions") die, she reformed.
-- FMRadio  2/17/2008
I liked this name a whole lot and was considering naming my daughter Emma, but then I saw how popular it was, then I drew back.
-- jasmineenimsaj  2/23/2008
I like Emma as a nickname for Emmaleigh.
-- TayLeigh127  3/7/2008
I like this name but there are just too many people named Emma! I mean come on, think, Emma Degerstedt, Emma Roberts, Emma Watson. There's just too many people named Emma! I would name my kid this but I don't want her to go to school and there be 18 other Emmas there.
-- ilovespencerc  3/15/2008
Emma Bolger - the younger sister of Sarah Bolger - (an Irish actress) was in "In America" and the children's film "Heidi".
-- Dianna475  3/26/2008
I had always thought that Emma was a short form of Emmanuella or Emmanuelle.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2008
Emma Gilbert is the character played by Claire Holt in the Australian TV show "H2O: Just add water".
-- 6diablesse6  5/8/2008
The good things about this name are that it is simple, it has a pleasant sound, it's quite pretty, and it doesn't sound trashy or anything, so the name shouldn't lead to the type of discrimination that girls named Jaylee, Nevaeh, Heaven Lee Skye, and the likes are headed for. The bad things are that it is hideously popular and common, and it's been overused for a long time. Plus, the first thing that pops into my mind when I hear the name is a little girl as opposed to a woman. The name is also quite dull in the same way that Ella is. Both Emma and Ella are such boring names, and they would be boring even if they were rare. Besides, I knew an annoying and mean girl named Emma in elementary school, and I wouldn't want the name of my child to remind me of despicable, narrow-minded brats.
-- slight night shiver  5/23/2008
Emma Rosenkowitz and her brothers and sisters David, Nicolette, Grant, Elizabeth, and Jason are the world's first surviving set of sextuplets, born on January 11, 1974 in SOuth Africa.
-- Patricia Underwood  5/28/2008
The sound is irritating. Infantile. I've not had the pleasure of meeting nice Emmas either. This is a shame as it might heighten my opinion of this overused name.
-- Anonymous User  5/31/2008
Singer Angelo Kelly and Kira Harms have a daughter Emma Maria Kelly, born at year 2006.
-- Emilie007  7/4/2008
What a horrible name! It makes me think of an ostrich.
-- samarinezz  7/14/2008
My name is Emma and I love it! I absolutely despise the name Emily because it's ugly. I think Emily is more popular than Emma. There is only one Emma in my entire town that I know of and like a billion Emilys. Maybe it's just the area I live but there are hardly any Emmas around here. When I was given the name it wasn't popular at all. It was like 100 something. I think it's a very classy name. Sort of like the female 'Edward'. Not that the names are alike but the fact that they are old, classy, beautiful names. And to all you other Emmas, those people being nasty about the name are just jealous of our AMAZING name even if they deny it!
-- Emmarocks_emilysucks  7/29/2008
It's incredibly cute, but incredibly overused.
-- CutieCupcake  8/19/2008
My name is Emma Elizabeth. I despise my middle name but like my first. It suits me but I wish it wasn't so popular. Before I hardly ever heard anyone called it - that's how I liked it. Oh well. There surprisly are a ton of nicknames for it. My friends call me Em, Ems, Emmers, Mema, Emma Dilemma, and Emily is also a nickname. I can't stand being called Emmy though.
-- Fire1815  9/7/2008
It's a cool name.
-- Doragon  9/7/2008
I just saw how popular my name was, and it's pretty freakin' popular, alright!
-- missemlou  9/12/2008
The name, 'Emma' seems a tad too common for my taste. I have a sister named Emma, a girl in my History class named Emma, one of my distant friends is called Emma, my previous friend's older sister was named Emma. Need I continue?
-- BlackMartian923  9/16/2008
Emma Tallulah Behn (born September 29, 2008) is the third daughter of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and husband Ari Behn. She was born in their home in Lommedalen outside of the capital of Oslo at 12.53, weighing 3700 grams and measuring 53 cm.

Emma, the fifth grandchild of King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, is 7th in line for the Norwegian throne.
-- Anonymous User  9/30/2008
I hate it when people think Emma is short for "Emma-Leigh" or "Emily" or whatever. :( MY NAME IS EMMA. JUST Emma. I can't believe how popular my name is, though!
-- emma_p  9/30/2008
I like this name. It's cute without being overbearingly sweet, and I can see a young child to a mature woman using this name easily. But, it's a bit too popular. And it's not very unique, or special.
-- tiny_clever_outlet  10/4/2008
It's a nice name, but sooooo many people have the name Emma. It's crazy!
-- Anonymous User  10/24/2008
Emma Hale was wife to Joseph Smith, the Latter-day Saint prophet.
-- RedGyl  11/20/2008
This is a very sweet, classic name. Our daughter was almost named Emma until we found out how popular the name is. I didn't want my daughter to be one of 3 or 4 girls named Emma in her class.
-- Anonymous User  11/25/2008
I agree with slight_night_shiver. Emma is a really boring name to me. Also, one reason I wouldn't name my daughter Emma is because it always reminds me of a trashy country girl. And it reminds me of a little girl rather than a grown woman. Very plain name. Though the simplicity of it is rather appealing. Better than an over complicated name that looks misspelled.
-- D.Scott  12/3/2008
There is a song by Hot Chocolate called Emma.
-- Hushpuppy  12/11/2008
Nice name if it weren't so popular.
-- Haylinhere  12/16/2008
In Italy Emma didn't exist till the middle of the 19th century. Then it became suddenly fashionable, probably due to the novel "Madame Bovary": it was the 2nd most popular name in Rome in 1876, behind Maria. In the 20th century it was rare and almost obsolete. At the present Emma has become fashionable again, especially in Northern Italy: in 2004 it was the 2nd most popular name in Venice behind Giulia, the 10th in Florence and the 15th in Milan, the 29th in all Italy. In 2006 it rises to the 16th nationwide.
-- presentperfect  12/22/2008
I think Emma is such a cute name. It goes well with basically every last name, and one of my favorite actresses, Emma Watson has the name. I'd like to use it one day, despite the popularity. It's popular for a reason, and besides, maybe it won't be popular by the time I get to use it.
-- Lumiereslove  1/2/2009
Emma is my name, I was named after Emma Thompson in Sense & Sensibility, a beloved movie of mine. I think Emma is a nice name, but it's too COMMON! I know a LOT of Emmas, and sometimes it gets a little annoying. I like the meaning of the name, and I think it sounds nice, but just a little boring and too common.
-- emmiix3  1/18/2009
My name is Emma, and even though I know many other Emmas, I never get tired of it! I love the meaning, and the way it sounds- but I hate it when people pronounce it am-ma or em-ay. It's said like it looks- em-ma! There are so many middle names that can be used- mine's Catherine, and I do prefer a long middle name with it. It used to annoy me a LOT when people called me Emily, but I don't mind so much anymore. My mom wanted to name me Jane, but she heard the name Emma, and she immediately loved it. At the time, everyone said, "Emma? But that's so old-fasioned!" Now, it's everyone's name!
-- emmy9612  1/18/2009
I have always liked Emma, but now that it has become so common I can't see myself using it. Why did everyone have to ruin it for me?!? Just kidding.
-- faye  1/24/2009
I agree with the comments that say Emma is a classic name. My name is Emma and I think it is not only classic but romantic and beautiful. I find it funny, though, that I was given such a beautiful name even though I was named after my great-grandfather, who was named Elmer. I didn't really like my name when I was younger but now that I have grown up a bit and learned about myself, I realize what a good choice my parents made. I am a wholesome character and, well it just fits! I wouldn't change it for anything!
-- ema_kala  1/29/2009
Emma Goldman is a famous Anarchist who bore the name. She was also one of the first women who fought for women's liberties. She was said to be a "dangerous" woman.
-- Lumiereslove  2/15/2009
Emma is one of the main characters in the TV show "H2O: Just Add Water." She is a mermaid who has the power to freeze water with her mind. Emma is played by Claire Holt, and I don't actually like her much, although I love the name Emma, which is my name also.
-- harry_sent_me  2/19/2009
Olympic skater Kristi Yamaguchi has a daughter named Emma.
-- Patricia Underwood  3/17/2009
My name is Emma, and I love it! It's useful because it's pronounce-able in many languages. I'm Finnish, and nobody here has trouble pronouncing it (in Finnish, everything is pronounced exactly as it looks :)). When we lived in Barbados and England for a while, still no trouble! But it annoys me when British people say emm-er.

Also, there are no Emmas in my class or even my year in school! Lastly, Emma can be nicknamed variously. My friends call me Ems, Emsie, Emppuliina or even Empskuliini :)
-- emsie_kat  4/12/2009
My name's Emma, but I can't decide if I like it or not, because I love complicated names and this one's a little too simple for me. But I'm kind of happy it was used in Victorian times, which is pretty cool. I'm named after my two great-grandmothers, Eleanora and Edith. They both start with "E", and this was the only one my parents could agree on.
And I haven't met very many Emmas, and when my parents named me, this name wasn't popular at all.
-- VampireTears  4/14/2009
Just read an article saying that "Emma" is the new #1 girl's name in America, ending the 12-yr streak for "Emily". To all those who say Emma is "too common": please let parents make their own decisions on what is important in a name. Sometimes beauty and meaning come before unique. I love both names!
-- Anonymous User  5/8/2009
Emma Denise Roberts, the niece of Julia Roberts.
-- ohemily_  5/8/2009
Emma, Madison, Allison, Olivia, Mia. God, SO many babies are being named Emma, that it makes my head spin. I'm SO glad I'm going with something in the opposite direction.
-- Gothiclovesick  5/13/2009
This name is a shortened version of the German name Ermintrude. The name Emma isn't a pet name of Emily, if anything it would be the other way round. Emma is more of a classic name than Emily. Emma is far prettier, because of its sound (eh-ma) than Emily (em-i-lee), and also its sound (of how grown up it sounds). Emily (as another person pointed out) is more of a child name.
-- 1998emma  6/18/2009
Emma is supposedly very popular but I do not know one person named Emma. I love it and want to name my child Emma.
-- shananana  6/21/2009
I personally hate the name Emma. It's popular and tacky. I like unusual names, or names unlikely to become popular.
-- 1998emma  7/10/2009
It's a lovely, simple name, and there are many famous bearers. However, it's very overused. Still, it's not that boring to me at least.
-- bananarama  7/27/2009
Eewww, I don't like this name, it's really ugly. I don't even know how this is in #1. Bad choice for name.
-- Anonymous User  7/28/2009
Pronounced E-mah in German. [noted -ed]
-- mafiosa  8/6/2009
I used to like the name more, until it got so insanely popular and overused among the under-five set. It's like all of these parents liked Emily but knew it was too popular for them, so they used a similar name, not realizing that plenty of other parents were thinking the exact same thing. I'm afraid the same thing is going to happen to Amelia, Amalia, and Emilia eventually when Emma starts feeling played-out and overly popular too.
-- Anyechka  8/7/2009
Emma and Emily are not related, but Emily is much prettier and less common.
-- Anonymous User  8/18/2009
Ugly, overused, and boring. No offense to any Emmas, but I hate this name.
-- -Julia-  8/22/2009
Nice name.
-- Ravynne  8/26/2009
Well, I'm reconsidering what I said above. It's a nice name, especially the English pronunciation. At first, I've found really odd because it's similar to an animal's name in my first language, but now I like it. But I wouldn't use it on a child.
-- samarinezz  9/4/2009
First off my name isn't Emma but I go by Emma in each class mostly. I mean I LOVE it. It's amazing, I don't care if my name isn't Emma, I really think I'm a good Emma.
-- Anonymous User  9/16/2009
I hate the name because I have been named it. I have the middle name of Louise, which makes my name even more trashy, and I'm stuck with it for life. Please people, don't call a kid Emma, for their sake! If you were called Emma, you might realize it's hard not to turn your head every time some shouts the name Emma. It's so common and overused and I don't see what's so great about it. The spelling is boring, the sound of it is boring. Choose a cooler name like Saffron or Serena or Janey, just don't chose Emma.
-- 1998emma  10/21/2009
Emma Coolidge is a character on the Sci-Fi TV show Heroes (my favorite show of all time). Emma is an evolved human with the ability of enhanced synesthesia, the power to see and manipulate soundwaves. She is also deaf and is portrayed by deaf actress Deanne Bray. Emma is one of my favorite Heroes characters, and Emma is one of my favorite names! It is also my name. Emma is a beautiful name, and I highly recommend it!
-- harry_sent_me  11/24/2009
Oh dear it's amazing how people react over a name, especially Emma, maybe I could understand the venom if we were talking a Frank Zappa name!
My name is Emma and like one of the posters above one of my middle names is Louise, yes both are quite popular in their own right and yes in my year at school there was an Emma in every class, but you know what, I'm not bothered, I like my name, I like it a lot, in fact if it wasn't my name, I would consider naming my daughter Emma. It's very unoffensive, yet charming, with tradition as well as being trendy now. It's a good all round very decent girlie name and I'm proud to be called it!
-- hall09  12/8/2009
I don't know why this name is so popular, it's boring and too short.
-- italiannames  12/21/2009
Emma is simple and cute. I don't hate the name but it is the most popular name in the US. When I meet someone named Emma all I think is "cute name" and take it for granted.
-- Milena Scialfa  12/30/2009
I do love the meaning. But, it's boring, common, and short! I do not like nicknames too much but this name is really boring. It really just is M-A.
-- Alora  12/31/2009
Emma Bardac (1862 – 1934) was the mistress of composer Gabriel Fauré and, later, the second wife of composer Claude Debussy. Each of these composers wrote a suite in honor of one of her daughters: Fauré, the "Dolly Suite" (for piano four hands) for her daughter Hélène, known as Dolly; and Debussy, the "Children's Corner" suite (for piano solo) for her (and his) daughter Claude-Emma, known as Chou-Chou.
-- Kosta  1/28/2010
This has to be one of the most popular names in the English language! So many Emmas at my school, and it is the name of one of my cousins. It is cute, but so over-used.
-- amanda82  2/10/2010
Boring and common. It's not even pretty either. I don't get it.
-- Aureliano  3/2/2010
Emma Kirkby great English singer of baroque music.
-- Anton  3/9/2010
"Emma" is the title is an eighteenth century novel by Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. It was written and published in 1773, when she was just sixteen. It tells of a young aristocratic woman, Emma Eggerton, who finds herself in love with a man but is forced to marry another. Few people know that the Duchess Georgiana was also an author. Georgiana wrote two novels ~ "Emma" and "The Sylph". However, her books are often forgotten about, partly because they were published anonymously, as to not damage her reputation (because she wrote about contentious subjects).
-- shotgun_wedding  3/14/2010
I'm sorry but this name is just so dire plain. Emma is such a boring common name, every other girl in England is called this. Emma has become the new Jane as they are both just as plain and boring.
-- Anonymous User  3/15/2010
Emma Darwin (1808-1896) was the wife of scientist Charles Darwin. She and Charles were cousins, both being direct descendants of the wealthy potter and abolitionist, Josiah Wedgewood. Once Charles learned more about the science of genetics, he worried that the fact that he and Emma were cousins might be responsible for several of their children being born with inherited illnesses.
-- SandSea  3/22/2010
I'm kinda surprised this name is so popular. There is just not that much to it; 'Emma' is as plain as oatmeal. And now that it is not unique anymore, it loses it's appeal.
-- JW41926  5/13/2010
In my opinion, this is the perfect name for a girl... it seems classy, intelligent, mature... I love this name! It is such a shame that it is so popular.
-- willarose93  8/4/2010
Count me as another who doesn't get the appeal of Emma. It's so plain and overdone and it reminds me of enema! But to each his own. At least it's a classic and not a tryndee wonder.
-- Anonymous User  8/18/2010
Emma is such a nice pretty name, but it's very common. I still like it though.
-- Chrila96  9/11/2010
Despite it being the name of both Emma Thompson AND Emma Watson AND Emma Roberts, it has been spoiled for me. I've known about 17 Emmas, and the only one I've really talked to is not someone I like. And plus, its too popular.
-- DaphneSusan  9/16/2010
Nice but a little boring.
-- Chrila96  11/17/2010
Please, understand, Emma is NOT the feminine of Emmanuel!
-- Schizofrenic  12/10/2010
It is very common in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark). In the past decade it's been among the most popular names, often the most popular. [noted -ed]
In Norway, before the late 80s/early 90s Emma was seen as quite an old-fashioned name, usually carried by an old woman or a long dead relative.
It's pronounced EM-a in Norwegian, Sweden and Denmark.
-- blessed-bee  12/25/2010
This was the name my parents gave me. Unfortunately, I can't stand the name and I had it legally changed as soon as I was old enough. This was partly because I had an unpleasant childhood and I probably associate it with something of myself I have disowned. I agree with the poster who described it as 'infantile'. The bisyllabic sound of it lacks any sophistication and it's also phonetically too close to 'enema' as another poster commented. It was also as common as dirt when I was growing up, and the sort of girls who shared it were always unpleasant and stupid. Also, the character 'Emma' in the Jane Austin novel is a nasty piece of work. The shortened forms of it, the grunt-like 'em' and the awful 'ems' manage to be even uglier than the full name.
-- Anonymous User  1/10/2011
This girl named Emma in my high school was HORRIBLY mean to me, that's why when I hear this name I think of a shrew, terrible girl. I know that my impression is biased because of that, but I also just think Emma is far too popular and plain. My sister-in-law recently had a daughter and was going to name her Lola but opted for Emma, to which I do not understand.
-- abcolleenz79  1/10/2011
I don't particularly like the sound of it. It's kind of blunt and not as "elegant" and "classy" as some make it out to be. I much prefer Emily over Emma.
-- Black_X  2/5/2011
Hello! My name is Emma. Yeah, it stings a bit reading that people think my name is "plain" and too common. Honestly, I used to hate my name, but now I've come to like it. Screw you all for lowering my self esteem.
Something we Emmas abhor: BEING CALLED EMILY. God. I don't know any other Emmas (I'm the only one in my grade), but I know I hate it.
I like that it's simple, honestly. There is no way to screw up the spelling or pronunciation and it's a multicultural name. I also think it's a cute, shy girl kind of name, which describes me completely.
There's also an anime/manga called "Victorian Romance Emma" that I love. And Emma Watson is (was) pretty and was in the Harry Potter series, so.
-- Anonymous User  2/11/2011
This is my name. I've had the taunts of "Emma-ture" and stuff like that. I really like it "Irma", my nickname. Overall, I think it sounds like immature. I like it, but I don't at the same time. It's very girly-girl.
-- writer371  3/10/2011
This is my name, and I'm proud of it. Even though there are millions out there now, according to my parents, it was a rather unique name when I was born (1997). Everyone thinks its short for Emmaline or Emily, it does however suit well with the name Katherine (mine, as a matter of fact). There are some annoying nicknames such as Emma-ture. But my dad calls me Emma-Lou-Who, which is immensely annoying, and Em is just annoying to me. I'm going to call myself Emma- Kate or something like that in high school, since I'm stuck with regular 'ol Emma.
-- writer371  4/19/2011
"Emma," itself, is not a horrendously bad name. Would I name a child that? No, not necessarily, but I can respect it. Among the others (Emily, Emmaline, etc), I find this to be the most classically beautiful and mature. The problem of pairing arises, though... unfortunately there truly are not many middle names that are suitable (to the ear and otherwise). "Emma Mary"... the flow is off. "Emma Desiree"... horribly wrong. "Emma Caitlin"... truthfully, it sounds childish. "Emma Phillipa"... good attempt, but ultimately fails. If you are able to snoop the perfect middle name-- praise to you!
-- Francesca  5/18/2011
I love this name! This is so cute and lovely. :D
-- adrenalinekat  6/17/2011
Ah, too plain. Too common. So many Emmas. You never ask about this name, you never ask the meaning to it because it's just so ordinary and overused. It doesn't matter if this name has a story to it, no one will care, no one will ask. It doesn't sound bad. It has a nice sound. It's just too many girls have this name.
-- DidiGiraffe  7/8/2011
Emmarine is a variation of Emma. I think it's a nice alternative to Emma.
-- GibsonGirl  8/14/2011
Hmm, funny this is Behindthename's name of the day today, I've been thinking about this name a lot lately. I like it, it's very nice, and I've never met a not-so-nice Emma before, but I do prefer Emily or Emmaline. I think those options sound a little more mature and poised.

Emma is still a nice, simple, and sweet name to be called though. I think it will age fine.
-- LittleSamGirl  8/18/2011
Emily is very sweet and delicate, but Emma is much funkier somehow.
-- Hushpuppy  8/25/2011
I don't agree with you! Emma isn't boring one bit! And it's not "tryndee" either. It's a beautiful, classy name. My best friend has this name and she's one of the nicest, most beautiful person I've ever met. Hurray for old-fashioned names making a comeback!
-- blondieboo629  9/10/2011
Actress Emma Stone is a famous bearer of this name. She starred in the movie Easy A. Her real name is Emily Jean Stone.
-- ebenezer_scrouge  9/19/2011
A famous bearer from history is Hemma of Mělník (b. before 950, d. 1005/1006) was the wife of Boleslav II of Bohemia and a Bohemian Duchess.
-- Meg_Simpson  10/9/2011
The main heroine of the new TV show "Once Upon a Time" is named this.
-- Martha Gold  11/25/2011
Two of my friends are named Emma. I know it's a common name. But the weird part is that they both have the same middle name-Lee. Except one of the Emma's spells it Leigh. And they both have the same story-Their mom wanted to name them Emma, and their dad wanted to name them Emily. So they settled on Emma then the middle name "Lee - Leigh" because it would still sound like Emma when you say their full name. Personally, I think it's a way common name and you should name your child something original. No offense to people that like this name.
-- Anonymous User  12/3/2011
Emma Rose Roberts is an American actress. She is the niece of the famous actress, Julia Roberts.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2011
My great-grandmother was an Emma (Emma Ann) and I always disliked the name, regarding it as fusty and dreary. However, lately I have come to like it, considering it historic and rather classy, and would even consider using it. I like the combo Emma Celeste.
I much prefer Emma to Emily.
I think one reason for its popularity from the 1960s, having fallen into comparative disuse since Victorian times, the character Emma Peel (played by Diana Rigg) in the 1960s British spy series "The Avengers". The character had shoulder length hair and wore a black leather jumpsuit. It's said that the writers chose the name Emma Peel because it was similar to "man appeal".
-- Anonymous User  12/27/2011
Emma is my name. I think it is a name suitable for many different types of people. It is elegant and refined; youthful and bright; informal when it needs to be and looks reputable on paper; and, unlike several weird names that have come up out of the blue recently, it is a name one can be taken seriously by. It doesn't sound overly feminine or too masculine and stays with a girl easily over her entire life. Plus, it is super easy to spell!

HOWEVER: as I said, I am an Emma, one of the FIVE in my year with FOUR of us in my English class, and possibly one of 20-50 in my school! In my group of friends there is another Emma and sometimes we might hang out with another group, who also have an Emma! It is so infuriating to hear someone yell out 'Emma!' and whip your head around to see someone you've never met. My friends think it's hilarious when two or three of us Emmas all turn around when our name is called. I am forever Emma G at school, although I prefer to write down my full last name. My middle name is Charlotte (yay, like Emma Watson!), and I can't believe some users have said Charlotte and Emma don't go together! I think they work brilliantly in combination, in either order. I'm Australian and was born in the mid-1990s, a time when Emma was overwhelmingly popular. One of my Emma friends was named Emma after the movie based on Jane Austen's novel. My parents just loved the name and didn't care about the popularity.

As I was reading the comments above, I realised I was completely unaware that Louise was a common middle name for Emma, although one of the Emmas I know has this middle name. I can see why it is popular though, as Emma Louise sounds very lyrical when spoken. I don't really like short middle names with a short first name as the name tends to sound sort of cut off. This is why Emma Charlotte and Emma Louise sound so nice!

Please, please consider the popularity of a name before giving it to your child. Emma is a nice name, but there are just too many! I am determined to give my children names that are not in the top 100 in my country. Sorry this is a really long comment, but I had lots to say.
-- clouds  12/28/2011
I LOVE this name! Very elegant and feminine.
-- Anonymous User  1/3/2012
My name (Ashley) was popular the year I was born. It can be annoying since its popular, but it doesn't change the fact that I love my name, and it suits me. I did at one time think about staying away from popular names for my kid because I wanted something "unique." I loved the name Emma for my daughter and thought it was perfect when I was expecting. Then I found out how popular it was. I wrote it off and forgot about it. The day she was born her father said "She looks like an Emma," and I had never once mentioned it to him. She really does look like an Emma. Even though this name is popular, doesn't mean it's a bad name. Anyone could twist any name to make it seem "bad."
-- violetnight  1/27/2012
I'm really surprised to find out that Emma is third right now in popularity, or that other people think this is so common. I've never met ANYbody named Emma! It's one reason I like it so much. It's so pretty and sophisticated too, and I think it would fit well in all stages of life. I've met a million Ashleys or Brittanys or Jessicas, but never an Emma! I really hope it stays that way since I hope to one day name my daughter this! Maybe a longer variation of it though, to be unique... :-)
-- Anonymous User  2/7/2012
Emma (played predominately by Alexia Fast, but also Madison Bell as a child) was the daughter of Dean Winchester and the Amazonian murderess, Lydia, introduced in "The Slice Girls" episode.
-- commonlyuncommon  2/13/2012
This name has a bit of snooty feel to it, mostly because of Emma Watson, and also because it derives from the German language (no offence, people!). I do use it for characters sometimes, but only because it's simple and basic.
-- Hushpuppy  4/17/2012
I love this name, very elegant.
-- Anonymous User  5/7/2012
My name is Emma. When I was in elementary school, I was the only Emma. There were tons of Emilys, Katherines, Maddys, and Cheyennes (shyenne, Chyenne) Although there are definitely too many Emmas at my school now, I think it's still pretty, elegant, and simple.
-- Anonymous User  5/11/2012
Emma Rose Marie (b. 2001 in Los Angeles, California) is the daughter of American actress Cynthia Watros and her husband Curt Gilliland. Emma has a twin sister named Sadie Anna Marie.
-- Anonymous User  5/23/2012
Emma Yoshiko Hedican (b. 2005 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is the daughter of American figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi and American hockey player Bret Hedican.
-- Anonymous User  5/23/2012
Emma Victoria Pichette (b. 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee) is the daughter of American musician David Pichette and his wife, Jill.
-- Anonymous User  5/23/2012
This name bores me. It's nice, I guess, but it lacks 'oomph.' I wouldn't use it.
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2012
Emma was the only daughter of King Henry I of France and his wife Anna of Kiev.
-- CarolinW  6/13/2012
My name is Emma, and I have the middle name Louise to top it off. Blech.
Unlike Louise, I don't think Emma is a bad sounding name, but I detest it.
It doesn't feel like the right name for me, and it's almost like I'm stuck being someone I'm not sometimes. There were also four other Emma's at my school, and it was really frustrating, having to be known by your last name, which I also dislike. But at least my last name isn't common...
-- Anonymous User  7/3/2012
Emma Caulfield (b. 1973 in San Diego, California) is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  7/19/2012
Not the most well known but I found it worth mentioning: Emma from anime/manga series "Victorian Romance Emma".
-- TomMH2  8/9/2012
This is my name. I've never really liked it. It sounds a bit blunt, and can be extremely annoying when someone says it a certain way. I have the middle name Elizabeth, and the two sound nice together.
However, I have met countless Emmas, and sometimes, when someone calls my name, I and 3 other people turn around.
If you want to use this name, I'd suggest either waiting 100 years so it isn't so popular, or choosing Emmaline, Emmeline, Jenna, etc., or using Emma as a nickname.
-- EmmyHorse  8/13/2012
This name is overused. I think Emma is a nice name, but this name has gotten too popular. I would rather use Emily, which was less popular than Emma last year.
-- dwayne1996  8/18/2012
Love it! Elegant, simple and feminine.
-- helena1990  8/31/2012
Emma backwards in Spanish with one M Ame = I have loved.
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2012
I love the name Emma and would consider naming a daughter this despite the popularity of the name. I grew up with a very popular name (Jennifer) and don't feel as though having such a popular name hurt me in any way. I don't feel as though I should be deprived of using a name that I LOVE just because so many others have loved it as well.
-- Anonymous User  10/22/2012
I think that the name Emma is very pretty and classic. Also, while the name is indisputably popular, I've never actually met anyone named Emma.
-- fairy lights  10/22/2012
While, yes, Emma is wildly popular, I don't mind one bit. A name being popular, especially one with such grace and heritage, is not a bad thing. I grew up as an Ashley in the 90s. Having the same name as every third girl didn't bother me at all though; I was always excited to meet other girls named Ashley, and I still love my name.

I am strongly considering naming my little girl Emma, and I love Emma Grace. We would call her by both names, but the problem is, we have a four year old Emma Grace in our family already, named after my aunt Emma Grace. However, we may still use it as the other little girl is a somewhat distant cousin. We also love Emma Catherine and Emma Noelle though.

In all, I think Emma is a hard name to go wrong with. It really is lovely.
-- acoker95  11/13/2012
Emma is so common it's dull. I really don't like the "ma" at the end. I'm sick of the name and it should really not be popular. To admit, Emma is okay when you prenounce it " Em - a" instead of " Em - ma "
-- Melys11  11/24/2012
Lord Nelson's mistress Lady Hamilton was an Emma - it's a very elegant name that's rich in history and is timeless. I love it in such combos as:
Emma Antonia
Emma Charlotte
Emma Isabella
Emma Juliet
Emma Katherine
Emma Lavinia
Emma Margaret
Emma Victoria.
-- Anonymous User  12/17/2012
Sooo ridiculously popular, but I don't see why that would be a reason to stop liking it. Emma is a very pretty name, and it's classic. But, I would say maybe save this for your dog or use it as a middle name, since it seems like every fifth little girl is named Emma.
-- Anonymous User  1/13/2013
My sister’s name is Emma and I believe it’s beautiful. When she was born it was not a very common name and the only time we ever met anyone else with that name they where either younger or older by a large gap. Emma is a classy name that fits a woman at any age of her life; it is both strong and delicate. Emma is so popular right now because it is a good name and I find it very rude that so many people are giving it such bad reviews. Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean you should ruin it for others.
-- Lir  1/17/2013
British actor Tom Hiddleston has a younger sister named Emma.
-- Anonymous User  2/3/2013
I like Emma a lot. I used to hate it but now I realize why it's so popular! Emma suits any age and is very bold. It's classic and modern, too. I think the name Emma is far better then Emily for some reason. I haven't met too many Emma's at all! Cute name, I'd consider using it.
-- Anonymous User  2/22/2013
Despite its popularity, I love this name. I have met many nice girls named Emma and I'm a Emma Watson fan. Emma sounds very sweet and natural.
-- MelissaR  3/10/2013
I have a neutral idea of "Emma". I think that it's kind of bland and boring, and it doesn't really leave an impression (and you can't go anywhere without running into at least ten Emmas), but it's a suitable and easy-to-pronounce name for a girl, so maybe I'd rate it 4/10.
-- avengingangelx3  5/6/2013
Boring and overused. It's not even that cute anyway.
-- Lolth  6/6/2013
Everyone these days names their daughter Emma. I know at least 15 people who have had a baby within the last 5 years and named their baby Emma. It doesn't even sound like a real word to me anymore.
-- citylights  8/29/2013
Overused to the point of annoyance, which is sad because I have nothing against this name other than that.
-- Lee Augustus  9/14/2013
The popularity of this name is beyond me. I think of Emma (baby spice), Emma(Pride and Prejudice), Emma Watson, And Emma Stone.
-- Anonymous User  12/3/2013
It's really common but I LOVE IT! Emma it's a very classy and timeless name.
-- Anonymous User  12/22/2013
I love it. Both Emma and Emily are so traditional, classic and pretty. There is not a thing wrong with names that are popular. It shows that the parent chose a name they loved, and was not trying to make up some silly, childish exotic name. Trying to be original is unoriginal.
-- Lollipopfop  1/20/2014
I love the name Emma, mainly because I am best friends with a girl named Emma, and she is quite frankly the sweetest, most beautiful, and most considerate person I have ever met. I think the name Emma to be one of the most beautiful names ever, even if it happens to be the most popular.
-- Anonymous User  2/19/2014
Overused, far too overused.
-- Jason Malcolm  3/11/2014

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