Ancient Germanic, E names, Female, German/Germanic, Virtues/Attributes



Origin: Germanic

Meaning: Emma comes from Germanic element ermen meaning “whole” or “universal”, originally used as a short form of names that began with it.

Em is an obvious nickname for Emma, but it’s such a short name to begin with Emma doesn’t really need any nicknames.


  • Emmalyn (a combination of Emma with the lyn suffix)
  • Ema (Spanish, Portuguese, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian)
  • Ima (Dutch, Ancient Germanic)
  • Irma (German, English, Dutch, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic)
  • Erma (English)
  • Emmy (English)
  • Emmie (English)
  • Emmott/Emmot (a medieval diminutive of Emma)


Male forms:

  • Emmett (the masculine form of Emma)



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