Looking for a list of emoji names?
Or pondering the meaning of a certain emoji?
Perhaps hesitating to use it in case it would be misinterpreted…
I’ve been there! So I was thrilled to find this genius (literally) list of emoji names on genius.com.
Check it out!
Scroll down for the emoji list. It’s almost endless, so it’s near the end of this article.
Each name that appears as a link will pop up with a description and artwork.
Below you’ll find emoji FAQs and at the very end, an emoji guide for newbies infographic.
Yeah, this is a long one, so better get started!
What is the Definition of Emoji?
An emoji is a small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion.
According to Wikipedia,
Emoji are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and web pages. Emoji exist in various genres, including facial expressions, common objects, places and types of weather, and animals. They are much like emoticons, but emoji are actual pictures instead of typographics.
No longer limited to text messages, emojis are everywhere. They’re popping up in movies, marketing campaigns, Halloween costumes, and even as bank passwords.
And why not? They communicate in a flash, and are fun too.
Check out these emoji stats and impress your friends!
How Many Emojis Are There in Total?
There are approximately 3,500 emojis in the Unicode Standard as of Emoji 15.0.
Apparently no one can count that high, as I was unable to find an exact number.
If you count them, let us know 😉
When Was the First Emoji Ever Created?
In 1999 Shigetaka Kurita created the first widely-used set of emoji. He was part of the team working on NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode mobile Internet platform.
In 2016, New York’s Museum of Modern Art added the original 176 emojis created in 1999 to its permanent collection.
When is National Emoji Day?
July 17 is World Emoji Day!
On July 17 2002, Apple unveiled its iCal app at MacWorld 2002. The iOS calendar emoji is a daily flip calendar set to July 17, the app’s “birthday.”
What’s the Most Used Emoji in the World?
According to Apple, the Face with Tears of Joy emoji is the most popular emoji in the world.
How Many People Use Emojis?
80% of people use emoji in communication, according to a study by Privilege Insurance.
In the online population, 92% use emojis.
Millennials embrace emojis as a second language – but emojis connect with other adults, too. A survey from Emogi discovered 75% of men and 84% of women respondents believe emojis are a better way to express their emotions than words.
Four in five 18 to 65 year olds report using emojis on a regular basis.
Perhaps surprisingly, people over 65 are more likely than any other age group to say it’s “always appropriate” to send emojis to a direct manager, peer, or subordinate, according to data from a survey by Adobe.
List of Emoji Names, Meanings, and Art
Click names that appear as a link for a pop up with a description and artwork. Click elsewhere on the page to close the popup.
Don’t forget, after the list there’s an emoji guide for newbies infographic.
For quick answers going forward, you can learn emoji meanings on iPhone.
Pin this post so you’ll always have a reference to a list of emoji names and descriptions handy.
Emoji Guide for Newbies
Emoji means picture character in Japanese, and they’re a quick way to communicate.
As attention spans decrease, the popularity of emojis is on the rise!
This cool infographic is compliments of WhoIsHostingThis.
What do you think – are emojis improving communication, or degrading it?
Share the emoji meaning guide with a friend, and let me know your opinions!