Gender Feminine
Scripts ირმა(Georgian)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈɪʁ.ma/(German) /ˈɜɹ.mə/(English) /ˈir.mɑ/(Finnish) /ˈiɾ.ma/(Spanish) /ˈir.mɒ/(Hungarian)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

German short form of names beginning with the Old German element irmin meaning "whole, great" (Proto-Germanic *ermunaz). It is thus related to Emma. It began to be regularly used in the English-speaking world in the 19th century.

Related Names

VariantsErma(English) Emma, Ima(Germanic)
Other Languages & CulturesEma(Bosnian) Emma(Catalan) Ema(Croatian) Ema(Czech) Emma, Emmy, Emy(French) Ime, Imke(Frisian) Emma(Icelandic) Emma(Latvian) Imke(Low German) Emma(Norwegian) Irmina(Polish) Ema(Portuguese) Ema(Slovak)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   strange   simple   serious  

Name Days

Austria: February 19
Czechia: September 10
Estonia: March 31
Finland: March 31
Hungary: May 3
Latvia: October 13
Lithuania: March 20
Poland: September 18
Poland: December 24
Slovakia: November 14
Sweden: April 7


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 470.
Entry updated December 7, 2022