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.

  • In 2018 Emmeline was the 729th most popular girls name, representing 0.0221% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Emmeline has been the 2,461st most popular girls name, representing 0.0016% of girl births in the U.S.

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%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Emmeline

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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

#1 (1.3602%)  
Emmie

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

Spanish

#566 (0.0339%)  
Emmy

Rival

German

#509 (0.0396%)  
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

#2,252 (0.0015%)  

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

#3,322 (0.0004%)  
Emeline

Peaceful home

German

#1,747 (0.0033%)  
Emmaline

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

Latin

#835 (0.018%)  
Emmalyn

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

Latin

#474 (0.0427%)  
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

#8 (0.8954%)  
Emilia

To rival

Latin

#58 (0.292%)  
Emilie

Rival; laborious; eager

Latin

#946 (0.0143%)  
Emily

To excel

Latin

#12 (0.63%)  

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

#518 (0.0384%)  
Cora

Maiden

Greek

#73 (0.2601%)  
Dorothea

Gift of God

Greek

#2,286 (0.0015%)  
Harriet

Home ruler

German

#970 (0.0136%)  
Heidi

Noble one

German

#339 (0.0631%)  
Ilse

German

#2,681 (0.0008%)  
Marta

Lady; mistress of the house; dedicated to Mars

Latin

#2,355 (0.0013%)  
Romilly

From a French place name

English

Susanna

Lily

Hebrew

#1,316 (0.0068%)  
Vanessa

Created name

English

#224 (0.0973%)  

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1 Comment

  1. 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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