Meaning:entire or universal
While there aren't many Ermintrudes walking about, it’s likely your child will encounter an Emma in the classroom or park. Packing two vowels—one in front and one in back, Emma is easy to say and spell and travels well. Rachel and Ross named their baby girl Emma on Friends in 2002. (It didn’t hurt that Gwyneth Paltrow picked up an Oscar for her portrayal of the Jane Austen heroine Emma in 1999.) This top-ranked name pairs dashingly with most middle and last names, as actresses Emma Stone (originally Emily), Emma Watson and Emma Roberts all prove.

Famous Emmas

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  • Emma Bunton
  • Emma Lazarus
  • Emma Watson

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