I absolutely adore the name, Emma. It’s sweet, easy-to-spell, and perfect for a baby girl. Finding a middle name for Emma shouldn’t be too difficult. Given how short and cute it is, you can decide to pair it up with an equally short name or pull out the big guns and opt for a longer one. It’s your choice.
A lot goes into choosing a name, be it a first or middle name. You have to consider aspects such as length, meaning, initials, and popularity to mention a few. Clearly, it’s a huge task. After all, your daughter will use it for the rest of her life.
As a master of research (see my bio below), I waded through tons of data from baby name databases, discussion forums for parents, articles by notable magazines to actually discussing it with other parents what they think. Of course, also my opinion has been considered.
Let me help you pick the right one.
Middle Name Ideas for a Girl Called Emma
Since the name Emma is short and easy on the tongue, it’s not uncommon for people to use it as a nickname. You can balance it out by picking a longer, more distinguished second name she can use in the professional circles when older. Not that Emma doesn’t sound professional. Look at the famous actress, Emma Stone! Make your pick from the following:
- Emma Harley
- Emma Bethany
- Emma Francesca
- Emma Isabel
- Emma Mackenzie
- Emma Natalie
- Emma Rebecca
- Emma Samantha
- Emma Annabelle
- Emma Charlotte
- Emma Margaret
- Emma Jordyn
One-Syllable Middle Name Ideas for Emma
It’s still fine to pick a short middle name to go with Emma. It’ll look chic and stylish. I’m sure your daughter will love it. You may have noticed all the suggestions listed above have more than one syllable. If you prefer a shorter second name that has one syllable, consider the following:
- Emma Jean
- Emma Anne
- Emma Kate
- Emma Blanche
- Emma Belle
- Emma Rose
- Emma Beth
- Emma Brooke
- Emma Claire
- Emma Jo
- Emma Dawn
- Emma Fern
- Emma Gayle
Meaning of the Name Emma
Despite being simple, the name Emma has such a rich history. It comes from the Germanic word “ermen” and means whole or universal. In the biblical context, Emma means “ God has answered”.
Personality traits associated with the name Emma include originality, autonomy, and dynamism. If these traits are accurate, it sounds like your daughter is going to be a force to be reckoned with!
Nicknames for the Name Emma
Since Emma is short, one might wonder if it can be further shortened into a nickname. The good news is: absolutely! I did mention how some people can easily use Emma as a nickname. But if you want to add some originality and uniqueness when calling your daughter, you can consider the following:
Spanish Middle Names for Emma
Emma is a pretty popular name. It’s used across the world in countries such as Croatia, Portugal, and Spain. So, if you prefer a Hispanic middle name to go with it, chances are it’ll blend in easily.
Have a look at the following suggestions if a Spanish middle name is what you have in mind:
Different Ways to Spell Emma
Wondering if there are different ways to spell Emma? It’s allowed to rearrange a few letters to make the name unique. Chances are it’ll still sound the same anyway. Have a look at these examples:
A Final Word
Which of these names are you picking for your daughter? The right name should sound just as good twenty years from now. Pick one with meaning and depth. If it’s easy to pronounce like Emma, you’ve hit the jackpot!