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Gender: F Meaning of Emmy: "work; universal" Origin of Emmy: Diminutive of Emily and Emma Emmy's Popularity in 2015: #616

Long a nickname for all the Em-names, as well as an annual award, Emmy is now being given on its own, as are soundalikes Emme and Emmi. Might be too identified with the TV awards--though that doesn't seem to have hurt Oscar or Tony. We think Emmy is a little too cutesey, and is probably best kept as a nickname for something that ages a little better.

Famous People Named Emmy

Emilia Quincy "
Emmanuelle Gmmy" Rossum, American actress and singer-songwriter
Mary Elizabeth "Emmy" Clarke, American actress
(Amalie) Emmy Noether, German mathematician
Emmy the Great (born Emma-Lee Moss), English singer-songwriter
Emmy Destinn (born Ema Destinnová) Czech operatic soprano
Emmy (born Emma Bejanyan), Armenian pop singer
Emmy Hennings (born Emma Maria Cordsen), German performer and poet
Emmy Goring (born Emma Johanna Henny Sonnemann), German actress
Emmy Loose, Austrian operatic soprano

Pop Culture References for the name Emmy

Emmy Awards, TV awards
Emmy, main female character on "Dragon Tales" & older sister to Max
EmmyMadeInJapan, a YouTube channel dedicated to snack tasting
Emmy Slattery, character in Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind

Emmee, Emmie, Emmi, Emme