A slick, modern variation of the German Emma, Ema is a Swiss feminine name boasting a major cool factor. Originating from the Old German _ermen_, Ema means "whole" or "universal," hinting at some all-encompassing, unbridled potential. While this name is a shortened version of the universally loved name Emma, you can be sure that it still holds a lot of power in its own right. Interestingly, this Ema is a popular choice in Switzerland, due to Germany’s great cultural influence on Switzerland, where the most widely spoken language is Swiss German. You might also recognize this name from the likes of American actress Ema Horvath or the Chilean film _Ema_.
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