Emmeline Name Meaning

A seldom-heard German cutie, Emmeline means “work.” Beautiful in sound, she’s a hit with lovers of vintage and modern names thanks to her flexibility. She’s stylish and friendly, warming the heart at her mentioning. While she’s rare, she’s not unheard of, and she’s a sweetheart we’d love to hear more often!

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Emmeline Name Popularity

How popular is the name Emmeline? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 1,609 5 0.0004%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 0 0%
1979 0 0%
1980 0 0%
1981 3,267 5 0.0003%
1982 0 0%
1983 2,885 5 0.0003%
1984 0 0%
1985 0 0%
1986 0 0%
1987 3,399 5 0.0003%
1988 0 0%
1989 2,568 13 0.0008%
1990 2,867 10 0.0006%
1991 3,980 5 0.0003%
1992 2,752 12 0.0008%
1993 2,411 16 0.001%
1994 2,643 13 0.0008%
1995 3,136 7 0.0005%
1996 2,716 11 0.0007%
1997 3,201 6 0.0004%
1998 2,728 12 0.0008%
1999 2,716 13 0.0009%
2000 3,066 9 0.0006%
2001 2,456 19 0.0013%
2002 2,064 32 0.0021%
2003 2,405 22 0.0014%
2004 3,569 6 0.0004%
2005 3,126 10 0.0007%
2006 3,279 8 0.0005%
2007 3,092 11 0.0007%
2008 1,950 45 0.0029%
2009 1,698 64 0.0043%
2010 1,458 89 0.0062%
2011 1,309 109 0.0077%
2012 1,076 167 0.0117%
2013 919 211 0.0148%
2014 855 254 0.0174%
2015 779 294 0.0202%
2016 720 331 0.023%
2017 720 316 0.0226%
2018 729 303 0.0221%
2019 729 304 0.0225%
2020 856 262 0.0206%

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Names Like Emmeline

If you like Emmeline, you’ll love these other names like Emmeline.


What names are diminutives of Emmeline?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Emmeline sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Emmeline, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Em

Industrious, striving; work; rival; laborious; eager; entire, universal; emerald

Spanish

Emma

Whole or universal

German

Emmie

Industrious, striving; work; rival; laborious; eager; entire, universal; emerald

Spanish

Emmy

Rival

German

Lyn

Pretty

Spanish

Lynn

Lake", "waterfall" or "pool", and probably would have been given to a family living near such a body of water. Sometimes used as a diminutive of Linda (Spanish) "pretty

Spanish


What names are variants of Emmeline?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Emmeline.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Emelina

Industrious, striving; work; rival; laborious; eager; entire, universal

Latin

Emeline

Peaceful home

German

Emmaline

Peaceful home; rival; laborious; eager; entire, universal

Latin

Emmalyn

Peaceful home; rival; laborious; eager; entire, universal

Latin

Emmelyne

Rival; laborious; eager; entire, universal

Latin

Emmiline

Peaceful home

German


What names sound like Emmeline?

If you like how Emmeline sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Emmeline.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Amelia

Work

German

Emilia

To rival

Latin

Emilie

Rival; laborious; eager

Latin

Emily

To excel

Latin


What names are similar to Emmeline?

Find a name that’s like Emmeline, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adelina

Noble kind; small winged one

Latin

Cora

Maiden

Greek

Dorothea

Gift of God

Greek

Harriet

Home ruler

German

Heidi

Noble one

German

Ilse

German

Marta

Lady; mistress of the house; dedicated to Mars

Latin

Romilly

From a French place name

English

Susanna

Lily

Hebrew

Vanessa

Created name

English


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2 Comments

  1. We chose Emmeline because it seemed unique, something we hadn’t heard before. Plus, since daddy is Latino, it could easily be pronounced correctly in English & Spanish. (Em-ay-LEEN) It means “industrious” and “hard-working.” And, upon further research, I was empowered to learn Emmeline was the name of the woman who led the British women’s suffrage movement, and 2020 also marked the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women’s right to vote. All that makes a strong name for me! And beautiful to boot!

  2. We wanted an unique name but also elegant. We researched the name and discovered the story of Emmeline Pankhurst. She was a leader and suffragette from England. We love the name and we call her “Emme


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