- a female given name, form of Erma.
- a novel (1815) by Jane Austen.
Examples from the Web for emma
Following her upbringing at Chartwell, the Churchill family home in Kent, Mary Soames, according to Emma Soames, had “a good war.”
“She was very kind and I never heard her say an unkind word about anyone,” Emma Soames says.
Andrew Borden, his two daughters, Lizzie and Emma, and his wife, Abby, lived in the stately abode at 92 Second Street.Would You Stay in Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murder House?
October 30, 2014
Emma Shulevitz said she was interviewed by law enforcement and said that in 2012 Freundel asked her to do a practice dunk.Women Describe How Top D.C. Rabbi Allegedly Spied on Them in the Nude
Steven I. Weiss
October 22, 2014
Emma Watson this week impressed many with an impassioned U.N. speech about gender inequality.Celebrities, STFU About Your ‘Privacy’
September 24, 2014
Emma finished the sleeve of the blouse she was mending with a flourish.
"Then prepare to be greeted with an icy blast," predicted Emma.
"I wish I had your faith in people, Grace," said Emma sincerely.
"I—she—" began Evelyn, but the look in Emma's eyes was too much for her.
"I'd like to recite English in one of your classes, Emma," smiled Grace.
Word Origin and History for emma
fem. proper name, from German Emma, from Erma, contraction of Ermentrude or some similar name. With lower-case -e-, as British telephone and radio enunciation of M to avoid confusion with N, attested by 1891.