Emmy Name Meaning

Once rare, Emmy is now beloved in the name world. She’s a sweet nickname for many of today’s top names, but she stands just fine by herself. She’s sweet yet sassy, and we can totally picture her on a joyful baby girl who loves as loudly as she laughs.

Infographic of Emmy name meaning, which is Meaning "rival," Emmy is a German name.
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Emmy Name Popularity

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

  • In 2018 Emmy was the 509th most popular girls name, representing 0.0396% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Emmy has been the 1,747th most popular girls name, representing 0.0035% 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 1,576 5 0.0005%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 1,729 5 0.0004%
1925 1,413 8 0.0007%
1926 1,352 10 0.0009%
1927 0 0%
1928 1,576 5 0.0005%
1929 1,564 5 0.0005%
1930 0 0%
1931 1,605 5 0.0005%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 1,425 6 0.0006%
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 1,883 5 0.0003%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 1,874 6 0.0003%
1954 1,902 6 0.0003%
1955 1,879 6 0.0003%
1956 0 0%
1957 2,082 5 0.0003%
1958 2,225 5 0.0003%
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 2,295 6 0.0004%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 2,321 6 0.0005%
1974 2,098 9 0.0007%
1975 2,214 8 0.0006%
1976 2,633 5 0.0004%
1977 1,831 18 0.0013%
1978 2,188 11 0.0008%
1979 2,972 5 0.0004%
1980 1,750 24 0.0016%
1981 1,931 19 0.0013%
1982 1,836 22 0.0015%
1983 3,214 5 0.0003%
1984 3,204 5 0.0003%
1985 2,506 9 0.0006%
1986 0 0%
1987 2,378 12 0.0008%
1988 2,692 10 0.0006%
1989 2,364 16 0.001%
1990 0 0%
1991 2,582 14 0.0009%
1992 2,528 15 0.0009%
1993 2,062 26 0.0017%
1994 2,947 9 0.0006%
1995 2,508 14 0.0009%
1996 2,508 14 0.0009%
1997 2,504 14 0.0009%
1998 2,466 16 0.0011%
1999 2,006 30 0.002%
2000 2,153 27 0.0018%
2001 1,972 36 0.0024%
2002 1,607 61 0.0041%
2003 1,505 74 0.0049%
2004 1,369 92 0.006%
2005 1,193 135 0.0088%
2006 1,193 143 0.0091%
2007 958 224 0.0142%
2008 917 244 0.0158%
2009 896 244 0.0163%
2010 904 232 0.0161%
2011 770 297 0.0208%
2012 708 340 0.0239%
2013 631 393 0.0276%
2014 639 392 0.0269%
2015 591 437 0.03%
2016 600 436 0.0302%
2017 564 466 0.0334%
2018 509 544 0.0396%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Emmy

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


What names are diminutives of Emmy?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Em

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

Spanish


What names are variants of Emmy?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ema

Entire, universal

German

#1,475 (0.0051%)  
Emely

Rival; laborious; eager

Latin

#462 (0.0445%)  
Emme

Entire, universal

German

#1,560 (0.0045%)  
Emmely

Rival; laborious; eager

Latin

Emmet

Entire, universal

German

Emmey

Rival; laborious; eager

Latin

Emmi

Rival; laborious; eager; entire, universal

Latin

#1,732 (0.0034%)  
Emmie

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

Spanish

#566 (0.0339%)  
Emmily

Rival; laborious; eager

Latin

Emmot

Entire, universal

German

Emmye

Rival; laborious; eager; entire, universal

Latin


What names sound like Emmy?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aimy

Beloved

Latin

Amelia

Work

German

#8 (0.8954%)  
Amey

Beloved

Latin

Amma

Born on Saturday

African

Amy

Beloved one

English

#200 (0.1069%)  
Cammy

Helper to the priest

Latin

Eddy

Renewer

Hebrew

Edma

Wealthy protector

English

Edy

Strife for wealth

English

Effy

Well-spoken

Greek

Eily
Elly

Sun ray, shining light; other, foreign

Greek

#1,539 (0.0046%)  
Elma

Will helmet, protection

German

#3,051 (0.0004%)  
Eman

Belief, faith

Arabic

#2,312 (0.0014%)  
Emer

Irish

Erma

Complete, universal

German

Esma

A shortened form of Esmeralda.

French

Esmay

Esteemed

French

Esme

To love

French

#526 (0.0376%)  
Essy

Myrtle leaf

Persian

Etty

Myrtle leaf; home ruler

Persian

Evey

Life, animal

Latin

#2,605 (0.0009%)  
Evvy

Life, animal

Latin

Evy

Life, animal

Latin

#3,016 (0.0004%)  
Jemmy

Dove

Hebrew

Kimmy

Cyneburg's field

English

Kimy

Cyneburg's field

English

Pammy

Honey; all sweetness

Greek

Remmy

From Rheims

French

Remy

From Rheims

French

#503 (0.04%)  
Romy

Latin

#1,586 (0.0044%)  
Tammy

English

#3,284 (0.0004%)  
Tommy

Twin

Aramaic


What names are similar to Emmy?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Coco

Shortened form of Co- names

English

#2,152 (0.0017%)  
Daisy

Daisy flower

English

#168 (0.1218%)  
Jette

Home ruler

Dutch

Kate

Pure

English

#277 (0.0827%)  
Liv

Defense

Scandinavian

#647 (0.0276%)  
Lucy

Of the light

English

#51 (0.3169%)  
Mia

Dear

Scandinavian

#7 (0.9202%)  
Mila

Dear and gracious

Slavic

#14 (0.5915%)  
Pippa

An Italian diminutive form of Philippa.

Greek

#2,062 (0.002%)  
Tess

Late summer

Greek

#1,159 (0.0088%)  

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