Happy Birthday Emma Personalized Card
– Happy birthday to you Emma! I wish you a very special day, sending this Happy Birthday Emma personalized card to you. Dear Emma, I wish you a bright and beautiful day on your special day. This named card was specially designed for Emma’s birthday. Emma is also a good name to be given to newborn babies.
Emma Given Name Meaning & History
Emma is a popular feminine name. It is widely used in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Dutch, and German. It is pronounced as EM-a (English), E-MA (French), EM-mah (Finnish), or E-ma (German). After the Norman conquest, this name became common in England. It was revived in the 18th century, perhaps in part due to Matthew Prior’s poem ‘Henry and Emma’ (1709). It was also used by Jane Austen for the central character, the matchmaker Emma Woodhouse, in her novel ‘Emma’ (1816). Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element ermen meaning “whole” or “universal”. It was introduced to England by Emma of Normandy, who was the wife of both of King Ethelred II (and by him the mother of Edward the Confessor) and later of King Canute. It was also borne by an 11th-century Austrian saint, who is sometimes called Hemma.
Origin English and German: Complete, whole, universal; can also mean nanny. The name of great literary heroines, Jane Austen’s among them, Emma means “universal”. Its meaning is fitting these days, too; Emma has landed at the top of the lists for several years running. While it’s definitely not uncommon, it is charming and classic (rather than trendy). — This given name derives from the Germanic name element “ermunaz”, meaning “strong, whole, tall, exalted, whole, great, powerful”. Originally was a short form of Germanic names that began with the element “ermen”, as Ermengarde, Ermentrude, and Ermenegildo. Emma also represents a vernacular diminutive form of Emily, Emmeline, Amelia, or any other name beginning with “em”. Emma of Normandy, one of the first to be called Emma, was a daughter of Richard the Fearless, Duke of Normandy, by his second wife Gunnora. She was queen consort of England by successive marriages: first as the second wife to Æthelred the Unready of England (1002–1016); and then the second wife of Cnut (Canute) the great of Denmark (1017–1035). She acted as regent in Wessex in 1040. The name Emma became popular in the United States later in the 20th century, reaching the top 100 names for girls in the late 1990s and rising to second place on the popularity chart in 2013. Famous Emmas: Emma Caulfield – actress, Emma Churchill – founder of the Salvation Army in Newfoundland, Emma Darwin – wife of Charles Darwin, Emma Lazarus – poet.