[ 2 syll. er-ma, erm-a ] The baby girl name Erma is pronounced as ERMah †. Erma is used mostly in English and German. It is of Germanic, Old French, and Old Greek origin. The name was first used by English speakers in the 19th century.
In addition, Erma is a derivative (English and German) of Emma.
Erma is also a shortening of the English name Ermine.
Erma is also a familiar form (English and German) of the English and Greek name Hermione.
Erma is also a derivative (English and German) of the English, French, German, Indian, Italian, and Spanish name Irma.
The names Ermah, Ermalinda, Ermalinde, Ermelinda, Ermelinde, Ermerinda, Ermintrude, Ermyntrude, and Irma are derivatives of Erma. Both the origin and meaning of the name Erma is inherited by all variant forms.
Erma is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1906, 0.142% of baby girls were named Erma. It was #139 in rank then. The baby name has seen a substantial decline in frequency since then, and is currently used on a very modest scale. In 2012, within the family of girl names directly related to Erma, Emma was the most widely used.
† Pronunciation for Erma: ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"