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Emmy is a positive and upbeat modern baby name. Once the delightful nickname of beloved classics, the name Emmy now holds its own on the popularity charts. Emmy is the main character in the children's show Dragon Tales, and Emmy Garrett is the main character in the film Emmy of Stork's Nest. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Emmy:

German: Whole, universal
Latin: Rival, hard-working, industrious
Hebrew: God is with us

Origin of the name Emmy:

Emmy is a modern derivative baby name. The name can derive from Emma, Emerson, Emily, or Emanuele. Emma and Emerson originate from the Germanic word ermen (meaning “whole” or “universal”). The name Emily comes from the Roman family name Aemilius (meaning “rival”). Emanuele is the feminine form of a Hebrew name that means “God is with us.”

Symbolism of the name Emmy:

Emmy is a derivative or nickname that has become a standalone name. The word Emmy can also refer to the coveted television award. Statuettes of the Emmy award combine wings (from the muses of Greek mythology) with the orbital atom (the universal symbol of modern science).

Style of the name Emmy:

Modern

Gender of the name Emmy:

Emmy is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Emmy:

EHM-ee

Number of syllables in the name Emmy:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Emmy:

The name Emmy evokes feelings of eminence and acclaim.

Alternative spellings for the name Emmy:

Nicknames for the name Emmy:

Popularity of the name Emmy:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Emmy was the 516th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

Related names for the name Emmy:

Great middle names for Emmy and their meanings:

  • Aurora (dawn)
  • Blythe (cheerful)
  • Calliope (beautiful voice)
  • Chloe (bloom, young green shoot, growth)
  • Lou (famed warrior)
  • Margo (pearl)
  • Meredith (great ruler)
  • Pauline (humble, little, small)
  • Rosamonde (horse protector)
  • Violet (purple flower)

Famous people with the name Emmy:

  • Emmy Eugenie Andriesse (photographer)
  • Emmy Joanna Goring (actress)
  • Emmy Maria Hennings (poet)
  • Emmy Lichtwitz Krasso (painter)
  • Emmy Loose (opera singer)
  • Emmy Noether (mathematician)
  • Emmy Charlotte Ponting (daughter of cricketer Ricky Ponting)
  • Emmy Rossum (actress)
  • Emmy Verhey (violinist)

Emmy in popular culture:

  • Emmy (main character in the Dragon Tales television show)
  • Emmy Altava (character in the Professor Layton video game series)
  • Emmy Awards (television award show)
  • Emmy Garrett (main character in the film Emmy of Stork's Nest)