Congratulations on choosing your baby girl’s first name! Let me take the stress out of choosing her middle name with my ultimate list of middle names for Emma. You’re sure to find a middle name you love.
Yay! You’re having a baby girl and you’ve decided to name her Emma. Now you simply need to find the perfect middle name to go with Emma.
Emma is a classically beautiful name and one that’s withstood the test of time in terms of popularity. It’s been one of the top three most popular girls’ names in the US since 2003. And in the UK Emma has been in the top 100 girls names since the 1970s.
When it comes to finding the perfect middle name for Emma there are literally hundreds to choose from.
So I’ve done the hard work for you and hand selected 200 beautiful middle names that go with Emma.
Origin and Meaning of the Name Emma
Emma is a feminine name of Germanic origin. It derives from the word ermen meaning “universal” or “whole.” It is pronounced Em-uh.
In Hebrew Emma means “all containing” or “God has answered.” And it is a name with centuries of regal connection including Emma of Normandy, Emma of Paris, Emma of Anjou and Emma of Italy.
Famous People Named Emma
- Emma Bunton – singer
- Emma Watson – actress
- Emma Thompson – actress
- Emma Willis – actress and model
- Emma Raducanu – tennis player
- Emma Stone – actress
Popular Middle Names for Emma
There is a good selection of middle names that are popular choices, because they are flexible and go well with a huge variety of first names.
Here are 25 popular middle names that go well with Emma.
Short Second Names for Emma
Being a name with just two syllables, Emma suits shorter middle names like these:
Pretty Middle Names That Go With Emma
The beauty of choosing a classic first name, like Emma, is that you can then pick something more unusual like these pretty middle names:
Classic Middle Names for Emma
Or maybe you’d prefer one of these classic middle names that go well with Emma:
Rare Middle Names That Go With Emma
Because Emma is such a popular choice for a first name, you might like to couple it with a rare middle name that’s a little out of the ordinary.
Cool Middle Names for Emma
Or maybe you’d prefer to be a trendsetter and opt for one of these ultra-cool middle names for Emma:
Old Fashioned Middle Names That Go With Emma
Emma is a name that’s centuries old, so what better than to pair it with another traditional or old fashioned-sounding middle name?
Stylish Second Names for Emma
Choose a middle name that your little girl can grow into. After all, one day she will be all grown up so think about picking a name she will love when she’s an adult too.
Nickname Ideas for Emma
Similar Names to Emma
Top 100 Baby Girl Names Tracking Tool
This is a great tool from the Office for National Statistics. It’s really fun to play around with to discover how baby names have changed in popularity over the last 25 years. You can also use it to find more middle name ideas!
Tips for Choosing a Middle Name
As you can see, there are lots of options for choosing the perfect middle name to go with Emma. If you’re still struggling to decide, or you’ve narrowed down to your top 10 and need to find THE ONE, try these top tips:
Try typing in your chosen name into Google. You might find the name you absolutely love is linked to a celebrity, film or novel character, news story, company or something else that’s just not your cup of tea. Check the name first before you set your heart on it.
Write It Down In Full
This may sound obvious, but have you tried writing out your baby’s name in full? How does it look written out together? Is it easy or difficult to spell? Maybe the full name looks too long, or short?
Check For Acronyms
You may have chosen a combination of names that spell out an unfortunate word or acronym. For example you might love the name Tabitha Isobel but you may want to reconsider this combination if your surname is Taylor… You wouldn’t want to inflict that on your child would you?
Talk To Family Members
At the end of the day, your baby’s name is your choice. But perhaps you’ve settled on a middle name for your little girl that you didn’t know was also the name of your mum’s great-aunt who caused havoc in the family. All families have skeletons, so maybe you want to do a quick check before you make a familial faux pas.
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