A couple of years ago, I wrote about Emma, and what makes it different from other top 5 names.
Fast forward to 2014 and my brother and sister-in-law name their daughter Emma.
Now seemed like the perfect time to remake that post into a video presentation and dedicate it to our newest family member: Emma Winifred.
Winifred is our 96-year-old grandmother’s name.
The charts show visually what makes the name different from other top vintage revival names. You can see where Emma ranked when different pop culture events from the ‘80s, ‘90s, and 2000s help propel the name back to the top.
Some people might think that I, someone who likes finding uncommon names, wouldn’t be excited about my brother and sister-in-law’s name pick. Those people would be wrong. Emma has been a top 3 names for along time for good reason. Emma is cute and smart. It pairs nicely with longer middle names like my grandmother’s name, Winifred. I would only discourage Emma if it didn’t go well with the baby’s last names, and it goes well with most last names.
Having a niece named Emma has helped me rediscover what’s great about the name.
And as you will learn by watching the video, Emma has so many wonderful namesakes.