Meaning: a German and English feminine name derived Germanic element ermin meaning "whole, universal".
Nicknames: Em, Emmy/Emmie
- Ema (Spanish, Portuguese, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Japanese)- it's also a Japanese feminine name with different meanings depending on the kanji used, as well a sbeing the name of a wooden plaque used by Shinto worshipers to write prayers and wishes)
- Irma (Ancient Germanic)
- Erma (Germanic)
- Ima (Ancient Germanic, Dutch)
- Emmalyn (English)
- Emmot (Medieval English)