From German Names

Female Female Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Emma. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born before 1930 or after 2000

Predominant Regional Usage

  • Southern Germany

Variant Forms

See also Irma

Origin and Meaning

Old High German short form of names containing the Ancient Germanic word ermana = 'all-encompassing', 'big'

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