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Quick Facts on Emmy

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 647
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Emmy

  • Cooperative
  • Considerate
  • Compassionate
  • Nurturing
  • Sensitive
  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Kind
  • Gracious
  • Balanced

Etymology & Historical Origin - Emmy

Emmy is considered a diminutive of either Emma or Emily – two names with two different etymologies. Emma is derived from ancient Germanic names such as Ermintrude and Irmengarde which were shortened in the Middle Ages to Irma, Irmen and Ermen meaning “universal, whole, complete”. The French morphed the name into Hemma and the silent H was later dropped to create Emma in more modern times. In the case of Emily, this name comes from the Latin Aemilia, a feminine form of an Old Roman family name Aemilius from the Latin “aemulus” meaning “rival”. Aside from Emmy’s associated origin with the names Emma and Emily, it could also be considered a diminutive of any other name beginning with the “Em” prefix (i.e., Ember, Emerson, Emery, Emmalyn, etc) or a nickname for first/middle names with the M.E. initials (e.g., Mary Elizabeth). Today, the sweet diminutive Emmy is a Top 100 favorite girl’s name in both France and Sweden.

Popularity of the Name Emmy

Emmy was a name used in America during the late 1800s but then disappeared from the charts, taking a rather long 100+ year hiatus from usage. Recently in 2007 the name was resurrected – obviously in reaction to the ultra-popularity of both Emma and Emily in the United States. There may also be some pop-culture influences at work here, too, such as with talented actress/singer Emmy Rossum and/or with Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony who named their daughter Emme in 2008. While Emmy still resides on the bottom half of the Top 1000 list of American girl names she has been showing improved signs of progress in the past couple of years. As a diminutive form of both Emma and Emily, Emmy sounds less formal and more youthful. The name also invokes the annual awards ceremony which serves to celebrate the best of television acting and production (i.e., the Emmy Awards) dating back to 1949. The Emmy Awards were named after an “immy” which referred to the image-orthicon camera tube – a contraption which allowed for the conversion of optical images into electrical signals, something that made early television possible. Immy was changed to Emmy in order to feminize the word in keeping with the female statue. Emmy could be a nickname used for a whole slew of female first names so it doesn’t necessarily need to be restricted to an official stand-alone first name. We get the appeal, though. Emmy is no doubt darling.
Popularity of the Girl Name Emmy
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Emmy

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Emmy

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Emmy

    Emmy We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Emmy.

  • Popular Songs on Emmy

    Popular Songs on Emmy

    Boots Like Emmy Lou's - a song by Janis Ian

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Emmy

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Emmy

    A Tree for Emmy (Mary Ann Rodman) - Emmy loves trees. She loves oak trees with acorns. She loves pine trees with cones, and willow trees with swishy branches. But best of all, Emmy loves the mimosa tree that grows in her grandmother s pasture. Emmy swings on its branches, plays with its fuzzy pink blossoms, and rattles its seedpods like maracas. But when Emmy decides she wants a mimosa tree of her own for her birthday, she is dismayed to find that many grown-ups do not share her enthusiasm. Garden stores only sell ornamental trees like plum or pear or tulip trees. Emmy is crushed until she discovers that the answer to her problem is growing right before her eyes! This joyful story of a spirited young girl s steadfast affection for a wild mimosa tree will appeal to all who cherish a special dream, and will help readers appreciate the natural world around them. Illustrator Tatjana Mai-Wyss s whimsical watercolor and collage illustrations capture Emmy s exuberant personality and the story s hopeful ending. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Emmy (Connie Jordan Green) - In the 1920s when her father is disabled in a coal mining accident, eleven-year-old Emmy and the others in her family do what they can to help, with her fourteen-year-old brother taking Pa's place in the mines. Recommended for ages 8-11.

    Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls (Lynne Jonell) - Emmy Addison is an ordinary girl—almost. If you don’t count the fact that her parents are rich (very), her best friend is a boy (and a soccer star), and she can talk to rodents (and they talk back), she's very ordinary indeed. But she hasn’t been that way for long… It was only a few weeks ago that Emmy and her friends Ratty and Joe got rid of the evil Miss Barmy, the nanny who had nearly ruined Emmy’s life—and the lives of five other girls who went missing. Miss Barmy is now a rat. How much harm can she do? Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat (Lynne Jonell) - Emmy was a good girl.At least she tried very hard to be good. She did her homework without being told. She ate all her vegetables, even the slimy ones. And she never talked back to her nanny, Miss Barmy, although it was almost impossible to keep quiet, some days. She really was a little too good. Which is why she liked to sit by the Rat. The Rat was not good at all… Hilarious, inventive, and irresistably rodent-friendly, this is a fantastic first novel from acclaimed picture book author Lynne Jonell. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Emmy and the Rats in the Belfry (Lynne Jonell) - Emmy was not an ordinary girl. She could talk to rodents. She could shrink to the size of a rodent. And just a few weeks ago, she had even become a rodent to defeat her evil former nanny, Miss Barmy. Emmy’s parents, unaware of their daughter’s other life, ship her off to visit two elderly aunts in Schenectady. Emmy figures her life will be ordinary at last, if rather boring. But she didn't count on her friend Ratty, whose search for his long-lost Ratmom brings him more than he bargained for. Here is the third book in the acclaimed Emmy series, complete with a flip book feature (bats!). Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Emmy Noether: The Mother of Modern Algebra (M. B. W. Tent) - This book, written primarily for the young adult reader, tells the life story of Emmy Noether, the most important female mathematician of our time. Because no one expected her to grow into an important scientist, the records of her early life are sketchy. After all, it was assumed that she would grow up to be a wife and mother. Instead, she was a genius who chose a distinctive path. The author has woven this charming story of Emmy Noether’s life around the events that appear in the oral and written records, fleshing out the story with details about life in Germany at the time and what we know about how bright children explore mathematics.

    Emmy of Whistling Well Farm (Charlie Johnson) - It's a big job to manage an apple farm, especially during harvest time! Emmy the Springer Spaniel guides us through an idyllic autumn day at the orchard. Timeless, vibrant illustrations and amusing prose will appeal to readers young and old.

    Emmy's Question (Jeannine Auth) - Ten-year-old Emmy wants desperately to be just a normal kid with a happy family like her friends. But no matter how hard she tries to keep her mother's drinking problem a secret, things keep getting worse. Emmy finds bottles hidden all over the house. Then her mom totally humiliates her by showing up at school and at her dance recital after drinking too much wine. Even though she's teased at school and snubbed by classmates after that, she's too ashamed to talk about it to her teacher or anyone else. Besides, her mom says she's her best friend. And friends don't tell on friends. Writing in her diary is the only way she can express how much she is hurting and how lonely she feels. But when her mom leaves the family, Emmy's pain is so overwhelming that she agrees to see a counselor. "How could Mom choose wine over me?" is the question she keeps asking herself over and over. Emmy's journey to find the answer is one that will empower any youngster struggling under the shadow of a parent's addiction. No longer shackled by the "don't tell rule", Emmy is able to reach out for help and ultimately find the best in herself, her love for her mother intact. Hers is a voice not easily forgotten. Emmy's Question is appropriate for individual or small group reading and discussion. Readers who come from happy, well-adjusted families will gain a greater appreciation and empathy for those who are not so fortunate. A complete resource section is included. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Emmy's Song (Christy Trujillo) - Kindle edition. Life is good for eighteen-year-old Emellia Ortega! Not many teenagers can say that, but Emmy isn't your average teenager. On the fast track to making her dreams come true, she has her sights set on a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and nothing can stop her. Nothing, that is, except Cale Cruz. With perfect pitch and unbelievable good looks, he quickly weaves his way into the hearts of everyone around him. Drawn to him with an intensity she cannot explain, Emmy soon finds out that Cale.. Recommended for ages young adult.

    Emmy's Wings (Lori Davis) - A story about the power of prayers. A young caterpillar named Emmy was having a tough time breaking out of her cocoon. She tried everything to escape the tight, cramped quarters. Nothing seemed to work. She asked God for help, and prayed that he would give her the strength to spread her wings. God, answered Emmy's prayers. Recommended for ages 6-9.

  • Famous People Named Emmy

    Famous People Named Emmy

    Famous People Named Emmy - Emmy Rossum (b. Emmanuelle, actress); Emmy Noether(b. Amalie, German mathematician); Emmylou Harris (singer/songwriter); Emmy the Great (b. Emma-Lee Moss, English-Chinese singer-songwriter); Emmy Destinn (Czech opera singer) ; Emmy Clarke (b. Mary Elizabeth Clarke, actress); Emmy Göring (b. Emma, served as Hitler's hostess during the Third Reich); Emmy Hennings (wife of Hugo Ball)

  • Children of Famous People Named Emmy

    Children of Famous People Named Emmy

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Emmy - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Emmy.

  • Historic Figures

    Emmy - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Emmy - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Emmy.

Personality of the Girl Name Emmy

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Variations of the Baby Name - Emmy

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