The name on my birth certificate is Emmaculate. I am not sure if it was a typo, but i love it that way. I have been looking up name meanings and apparently it has no meaning.

What does Emmaculate mean?
Emma means universal/whole. What does the -culate suffix mean? I have seen it used in words like calculate, emasculate, or speculate.

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    It’s probably an alternative spelling of Immaculate. That word means “free of sin,” which is nice. So enjoy your name. My real name has an odd spelling also. And I like it.
    – Xanne
    May 11, 2020 at 8:28

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I think it may be a mistake for immaculate (or deliberately spelled that way to resemble the name Emma). Immaculate means spotless (literally or metaphorically), from the Latin macula, a spot.

I believe the suffix is -ate, and the other words you quote also have roots that happen to have the syllable -cul- in them.

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