Gender: Female Meaning of Emmy: "work; universal" Origin of Emmy: Diminutive of Emily and Emma Emmy's Popularity in 2019: #489

Emmy Origin and Meaning

The name Emmy is a girl's name meaning "work; universal".

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.

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Rank in US: #489

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Pop Culture References for the name Emmy

Emmie, Emmi, Emmee, Emme


Annabvella Says:


Better off as a nickname for Emily or Emma. Says:


I know an Emmy! (Full name Emmanuelle) I know an Emilia that uses this as a nickname too, but no Emma’s or Emily’s. 🧐

Sapphire Says:


I love this name on its own, but I don’t think I would ever use it because people would think her really name is either Emily or Emma, which I don’t want to happen, but I still LOVE this name on its own

JossieChris Says:


I love this with a secondary name like EmmyLou, Emmie Kay or Emmi-Joe. Then you can use a middle name as well. However I think I prefer this as a short form of the more formal name ex Emersyn Josephine for professional usage purposes. But no reason Emmy can't stand on her own. Though she may have a few classmates sharing it.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Cute, but more of a nickname, to me. We had a budgie named Emerald, who was Emmy for short.

Sel Says:


Emmy is usually a dimutive for Emma or Emmaline.

snowsbeloved Says:


Oooo, Redemption...I've never heard of that as a name before. I'd use it for a middle name though.

Britt/Bratt Says:


Emmy is her nickname, but I agree that it sounds more like a nickname.

snowsbeloved Says:


Doesn't age well, not even for Emmy Rossum. I agree it's just too cutesy. I feel like it's a very nice nickname but give a full name that could be an asset in a career, but allow her to decide to stick with Emmy or not.

MiaLuv Says:


I Always Wanted To Be Named Emmy/Emmie/Emmi

mabespark Says:


Cute nickname.

raevynstar Says:


I like it, but it would be better as a nickname for Redemption or even Emily.