Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Universal
Main Origin Language: Latin
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In 2017 the name Emma...

• was given to 19,738 baby girls
• was the 1st most popular name for baby girls
• was 7% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Alaska
• was least popular in New Mexico, Deleware, and Vermont
• was about as popular as Ava and Olivia
Babies Named Emma Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Emma...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2003
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1976
• is 1284% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 246% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Zoe, Skyla, Jianna, Elijah, Carson, Konnor
• has the most opposite popularity history to Margarita, Kathrine, Antoinette, Phillip, Joseph, Michael
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Emma Per State
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Geographically the name Emma...

• 3% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Abigail, Olivia, Scarlett, Liam, Hunter, Logan
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Kelsey, Amina, Carmen, Phillip, Johnathan, Malik
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Emma by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Emma are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Emma will be the only kid named Emma in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Emma compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Emma rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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