Emmy - Meaning of Emmy
[ 2 syll. em-my, emm-y ] The baby girl name Emmy is pronounced as EHM-iy in English †. Emmy is mainly used in the Dutch and English languages, and its language of origin is Latin and Germanic. The name developed as a diminutive of names such as Emily and Emma. It has also been used as an independent name, especially in the USA where it is well known from the Emmy Awards for television (1949-). Name combinations such as Emmy Jane, Emmy Jo, and Emmy Lou have also been used.
Emmy is a diminutive form of the English name Emily in the Dutch and English languages.
Emmy is also a diminutive form of Emma in the English language.
Emmy is also a diminutive form of the English and French name Emmeline in the English language.
Variant forms share both the origin and meaning of the name Emmy.
Another variant of Emmy is the English short form Em.
See also the related form, the English Emmylou.
Emmy is fairly popular as a baby name for girls. The name has been increasing in popularity since the 2000s; prior to that, it was of very modest use only. At the recent height of its usage in 2018, 0.031% of baby girls were given the name Emmy. It ranked at #539 then. Within all girl names in its group, Emmy was the 3rd most popular after Emma and Emily in 2018. Emma was used 32 times more than Emmy in that year.
† Pronunciation for Emmy: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Emmy is Actress Emmy Rossum, born 12 September 1986, New York, New York.