The 51 Best Middle Names for Emma

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The best middle names for Emma

As Shakespeare put it, “What’s in a name?”

Well according to, everything! It turns out your baby’s name can affect a lot more than the monogram on her diaper bag. A name is with a child for life, and it can influence the way others see her.

It’s no wonder that people spend a ton of time searching Google for the perfect first name. Well, the middle name deserves just as much attention!

That’s why I’ve been putting together my Middle Names series. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your daughter!

Now scroll down to see a list of the best middle names for a girl named Emma.

I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.

Hope it helps!

The importance of picking a good middle name for your daughter

Okay, so you may not actually need a middle name, at least not legally, but it certainly helps in a lot of situations.

Especially when you want to deliver a warning to your child. Also, three-letter monograms just look better.

Seriously, though, that extra name between your first and last can have a lot of benefits.

Here are 3 big reasons you should think and research carefully about a good middle name that goes well with Emma.

A middle name lets you preserve even more family or other important names

It’s understandable. You’re close to Aunt Sue, but Grandma practically raised you.

You want to show your gratitude by naming your sweet baby girl after one of the women in your life that has meant so much to you, or you may want to honor a particular family member.

How do you choose just one person?! Well, with a middle name you don’t have to! A middle name gives you an opportunity to name your child after two of your favorite people.

All you need to do is to make sure that the names flow together nicely!

Their middle name can, and might, become their nickname

Kids don’t get to pick their own names. They get what they get, and they’re not supposed to throw a fit.

Well, sometimes kids might not always enjoy the first name that mom and dad picked out, but a middle name gives them a whole different option! Now they get to have a nickname!

Many people opt to go by their middle names full-time. It might be because they like this name better, or they just like the idea of having more say when it comes to what people will call them.

It could also be that your kid is in a class with someone who shares her name, so using her middle name reduces any confusion.

If this is the case, make sure she has a middle name that isn’t going to cause her any embarrassment. Choose wisely, my friend!

The full name power play

Nothing beats the classic full-name warning delivered by parents everywhere, for example, “Mary Elizabeth Parker, you put that frog down this instant!”

Every child knows that when mom plays the FULL NAME card, it means BIG trouble.

So, parents, test out all options for your child’s full name by practicing this warning. Your future self will thank you because the easier it rolls off of your tongue, the more effective it will be.

This is almost a good enough reason all by itself to give your child a strong middle name.

(Click here to see some of the best sibling names for Emma.)

Middle name ideas for a girl named Emma

Middle name ideas for a girl named Emma

And now, the moment you all have been waiting for, the list!

Remember, these are some ideas to get your brain going. I hope it’s a helpful starting point, and I am sure you will find some great middle names to go with Emma!

  1. Emma Amanda

  2. Emma Anne

  3. Emma Belle

  4. Emma Beth

  5. Emma Bethany

  6. Emma Caitlin

  7. Emma Cassidy

  8. Emma Cate

  9. Emma Catherine

  10. Emma Charlotte

  11. Emma Christine

  12. Emma Claire

  13. Emma Dee

  14. Emma Delaney

  15. Emma Faith

  16. Emma Fay

  17. Emma Gail

  18. Emma Grace

  19. Emma Haley

  20. Emma Harley

  21. Emma Hope

  22. Emma Isabelle

  23. Emma Jade

  24. Emma Jane

  25. Emma Jean

  26. Emma Jo

  27. Emma Joy

  28. Emma Joyce

  29. Emma Kate

  30. Emma Kathryn

  31. Emma Kay

  32. Emma Kim

  33. Emma Laine

  34. Emma Louise

  35. Emma Lynne

  36. Emma Madison

  37. Emma Margaret

  38. Emma Marie

  39. Emma May

  40. Emma Nicole

  41. Emma Pearl

  42. Emma Rae

  43. Emma Renee

  44. Emma Rose

  45. Emma Ruth

  46. Emma Skye

  47. Emma Sue

  48. Emma Tate

  49. Emma Taylor

  50. Emma Vanessa

  51. Emma Victoria

If you’re still not totally sure what to call your baby girl, I highly recommend picking up a copy of The Baby Name Wizard.

It’s the most comprehensive baby name book out there, full of data-driven insights into name popularity, nicknames, similar names, and picking a great middle name.

Click to check it out on Amazon.

Meaning of the name Emma

According to BabyCenter, Emma is an English name, derived from the Old German word for “universal,” or “whole.”

It has been popular since the 19th century. Some famous Emmas are actresses Emma Thompson, Emma Stone, and Emma Watson.

Some other interesting meanings of the name Emma are industrious and “healer-of-the-universe.”

The name Emma can actually also be considered a nickname for the name Amelia.

Wrapping Up

Those are just a few of my favorite names that go well with Emma, but by no means is it an exhaustive list.

Hopefully, you found a few you like as well. If not, you might get some more ideas from my other guides like the best middle names for Isabella or Olivia.

Tell me in the comments which ones you like, or just your favorite middle names for girls in general.

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Good luck, parents!