Best Emojis of All Time and Their Meanings

Emojis are widely used. They appear in advertisements, SMS messaging, social media feeds, products, and more. Every year, there are more and more emojis available, and as a result, our digital language changes.

Sometimes it’s challenging to interpret an emoji’s meaning. Despite their apparent simplicity, emoticons can represent many things depending on the situation. To make things easier, we’ve compiled the top 100 emojis and described their meaning.

The Unicode Consortium was responsible for creating this list initially. Emojis fall within this organisation’s purview, which oversees Unicode, a text encoding standard for use in contemporary technology. It keeps track of emoji popularity to assist in deciding which ones should be made standard.

The Meanings of the Most Popular Emojis

Emoji Name Meaning
😂 Face with Tears of Joy Excessive joy or laughter
❤️ Red Heart Love (red by default, but meaning is same for any color)
🤣 Rolling on the Floor Laughing Ferocious or hysterical laughing
👍 Thumbs Up Sign Bravo, commendable work, or favorable
😭 Loudly Crying Face Uncontrollable tears, possibly from joy or sadness
🙏 Person with Folded Hands Prayer, gratitude, and maybe a high five
😘 Face Throwing a Kiss Expressing love by kissing someone or in any other way
🥰 Smiling Face with Hearts Love or affection
😍 Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes Love or adoration
😊 Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes Positive or happy
🎉 Party Popper Celebration or congratulations
😁 Grinning Face with Smiling Eyes Glowing, beaming happiness
💕 Two Hearts Love is in the air
🥺 Pleading Face Adoration, bashful, or pleading
😅 Smiling Face with Open Mouth and Cold Sweat Relief, nerves, or excitement
🔥 Fire Hot or excellent
☺️ Smiling Face Happy or positive
🤦 Face Palm Frustrated or dumbfounded
♥️ Heart Suit Love
🤷 Shrug Indifference or unknowing
🙄 Face With Rolling Eyes Sarcasm or boredom
😆 Smiling Face with Open Mouth and Tightly-Closed Eyes Great excitement or happiness
🤗 Hugging Face Hugging (love and support) or jazz hands (enthusiasm)
😉 Winking Face Joking or being cheeky
🎂 Birthday Cake Celebration
🤔 Thinking Face Pondering or questioning
👏 Clapping Hands Sign Round of applause in celebration
🙂 Slightly Smiling Face Happy, but often used ironically
😳 Flushed Face Embarrassed, surprised, or flattered
🥳 Partying Face Celebration or joy
😎 Smiling Face with Sunglasses Cool or confident
👌 OK Hand Sign Okay or correct
💜 Purple Heart Love
😔 Pensive Face Reflective or remorseful
💪 Flexed Biceps Strength or fitness
Sparkles Positive, happy, or celebration
💖 Sparkling Heart Extra special love, sometimes playful
👀 Eyes Shifty or sneaky, sometimes flirtatious
😋 Face Savoring Delicious Food Cheeky, poking fun, or enjoying food
😏 Smirking Face Mischievous or flirting
😢 Crying Face Upset or in pain
👉 Backhand Index Pointing Right Pointing to the right
💗 Growing Heart Love or increasing affection
😩 Weary Face Distressed, drained, or deep enjoyment
💯 Hundred Points Symbol 100 percent approval
🌹 Rose Romance or to be used on a special occasion
💞 Revolving Hearts A whirlwind of love
🎈 Balloon Celebration or congratulations
💙 Blue Heart Love
😃 Smiling Face with Open Mouth Happiness
😡 Pouting Face Annoyed or angry
💐 Bouquet Appreciation or happiness
😜 Face with Stuck-Out Tongue and Winking Eye Fun, joking, or cheeky
🙈 See-No-Evil Monkey Hiding, cringing, or in disbelief
🤞 Crossed Fingers Wishing luck
😄 Smiling Face with Open Mouth and Smiling Eyes Great happiness
🤤 Drooling Face Desiring something or delirious
🙌 Person Raising Both Hands in Celebration Celebrating with hands in the air
🤪 Zany Face Silly, fun, or goofy
❣️ Heavy Heart Exclamation Mark Ornament Emphasized love
😀 Grinning Face Elevated happiness
💋 Kiss Mark A seductive kiss
💀 Skull Death or an extreme reaction to something
👇 Backhand Index Pointing Down Pointing down
💔 Broken Heart Grief, loss, or longing
😌 Relieved Face Content or calm
💓 Beating Heart Love
🤩 Grinning Face with Star Eyes Amazed, impressed, or excited
🙃 Upside Down Face Silliness, often used for irony or sarcasm
😬 Grimacing Face Tense, nervous, or awkward
😱 Face Screaming in Fear Shocked or scared
😴 Sleeping Face Tired or bored
🤭 Face with Hand Over Mouth Laughter or cheekiness
😐 Neutral Face Neutral, irritated, or unamused
🌞 Sun with Face Radiant, happy, or positive
😒 Unamused Face Annoyed, skeptic, or irritated
😇 Smiling Face with Halo Angelic or innocent
🌸 Cherry Blossom Love or to be used on a special occasion
😈 Smiling Face With Horns Cheeky, naughty, or mischief
🎶 Multiple Musical Notes Three eighth notes, for singing or music
✌️ Victory Hand Peace or success
🎊 Confetti Ball Celebration or congratulations
🥵 Hot Face Overheating or flirty
😞 Disappointed Face Disappointed, upset, or remorse
💚 Green Heart Love
☀️ Sun Sunny, warm, or hot
🖤 Black Heart Love or sorrow
💰 Money Bag Money or wealth
😚 Kissing Face With Closed Eyes Puckering for a kiss
👑 Crown Royalty, success, or praise
🎁 Wrapped Gift Celebration or surprise
💥 Collision Explosion, surprise, or excitement
🙋 Happy Person Raising One Hand Waving or asking a question
☹️ Frowning Face Sad, concerned, or disappointed
😑 Expressionless Face Bored, indifferent, or pausing to collect thoughts
🥴 Woozy Face Drunk, dazed, or confused
👈 Backhand Index Pointing Left Pointing to the left
💩 Pile of Poo Poo, bad, or silliness
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