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Emma might be a form of Erma, a short form of various names which begin with the Germanic element Erm(en), Irm(en) which can mean 'strong' but is more literally translated as "whole" or "universal".
For some, it is a diminutive of Emmanuelle.
In Jane Austen's novel "Emma" (1816), Emma Woodhouse was designed by Jane Austen to be a character that no-one but her would actually like. The movie "Clueless" (1995) starring Alicia Silverstone was based off of Austen's classic novel.
Emma Bovary is the famous protagonist of French novelist Flaubert's "Madame Bovary".
Emma Thompson, actress, is a famous bearer.
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