Diminutive of Emily and Emma
"work; universal"

Emmy Origin and Meaning

The name Emmy is 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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Famous People Named Emmy

  • Emmanuelle "Emmy" RossumAmerican actress and singer,songwriter
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  • (Amalie) Emmy NoetherGerman mathematician
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  • Emmy Destinn (born Ema Destinnová) Czech operatic soprano
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  • Emmy Hennings (born Emma Maria Cordsen)German performer and poet
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  • Emmy LooseAustrian operatic soprano
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  • Emmy Charlotte Ponting (b. 2008)daughter of cricketer Ricky Ponting

Emmy in Pop Culture

  • Emmy AwardsTV awards
  • Emmymain female character on "Dragon Tales" & older sister to Max
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  • Emmy Slatterycharacter in Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind
  • Emmy Garrettmain character in "Stork's Nest by J. Breckenridge Ellis and film "Emmy of Stork's Nest"
  • Emmy Starrcharacter in "Sims" series
  • Emmy MirskyAdam Goldberg's friend in ABC's "The Goldbergs"