Emoji meanings: Types of emojis and what do they mean

Emojis are being used more than ever among people of all generations. These make you express your feelings and emotions vividly and at the same time enhance the chatting experience without typing. With more than thousands of emojis, it’s not humanly possible to remember all of them and their exact use cases but what’s possible is getting to know the major and popular ones. That said, if you’ve ever come across an emoji and wondered the meaning behind it, this comprehensive emoji article might help you. Below is a list of various types of emojis along with their meaning. So without any further ado, let’s begin. 

What are emojis?

In simple terms, emojis are depictions of human emotions, living beings, objects and even certain symbols. These can be used across the internet such as in text messaging, social media platforms and pretty much on any informal modes of communication. Emojis can easily be found in various chat-based apps by tapping on an icon denoted by a ‘smiley’ face. These are also present on keyboards of major operating systems. 

Types of Emojis

There are tons of emojis, which are divided into categories. This is done to make it easy for the users to find the right emoji quickly. These categories are as follows

  • Smileys and people
  • Animals and nature
  • Food and drinks
  • Travel and Places
  • Activities

What do emojis mean?

Smileys and people

These are the emojis depicting common day to day expressions and feelings, generally used in text messaging.

Emoji

Emoji name

Meaning

Other names

😀

Grinning

It conveys cheerfulness and joy towards something positive

Grinning face

😃

Smiley

Smiley emoji denotes happiness and positive feelings

Grinning face with big eyes

😄

Smile

The smile emoji depicts a person’s happiness when sending a greeting text or simply used to compliment something or the other 

Grinning face with smiling eyes, happy face, smiley face

😁

Grin

The grin emoji represents mischievousness but can be used to give away excitement and enjoyment

Beaming face with smiley eyes, cheesy face

😆

Laughing

The emoji depicts laughter often used to react towards something hilarious

Grinning squinting face emoji

😅

Sweat smile

Used to depict a close call but is also often used in awkward situations during a chat

Phew emoji, grinning face with sweat, relief emoji

🤣

Rolling on the floor laughing

Used when someone cracks a hilarious joke

Titled laughter

😂

Joy

Shedding tears because of laughing so hard

Face with tears of joy, haha emoji

🙂

Slightly smiling face

An emoji which can have two or more meanings to it such as being positive, happy or patronizing and being ironic

Ironic smile, pain behind the smile

🙃

Upside down face

The emoji depicts being silly and sarcastic

Sarcasm, silly

😉

Wink

This emoji signals a joke or a hidden meaning which when used won’t be understood by manyWinky face

😊

Blush

This emoji expresses extreme happiness and positive feelingsHappy, blush face

😇

Innocent

This emoji means being as innocent and pure as an angelAngel

😍

Heart eyes

Taken straight from cartoons, the hearted eyes emoji is used to convey feeling of love and attractionHeart face

😘

Kissing heart

The emoji is used to convey a goodbye to a very close oneBlowing kiss

😚

Kissing closed eyes

The pink cheeks and puckered lips on this emoji convey sentiments of love and affectionKissy, kiss

😙

Kissing smiling eyes

This emoji is also used to convey sentiments of love and affection but in a lighter wayKissy

😋

Yum

Used when one is about to have a delicious meal, or already had one

Tasty, deliciuos

😛

Stuck out tongue

This conveys a sense of excitement, fun and cutenessTounge out

😜

Stuck out tongue winking eye

Used when just casually kidding around with jokes and funny conversationsCrazy

😐️

Neutral face

When the other person doesn’t get the joke but can also be used in context to concern for someone

Straight face emoji

😑

Expressionless

The flat eyes and mouth convey a sense of frustration or disappointmentStraight mouth

🤔

Thinking face

Depicts going into a deep state of thinking

Thinker

🤫

Shushing face

When the chat has gone with loads of messages and you want to make everyone quiet

Shh, quiet emoji, hush

🤗

Hugging face

This emoji depicts a sense of affection for someone

Hugging, Aww come here!

🤐

Zipper mouth face

Used when secrets and promises are to be kept among only certain number of people

Lips sealed, zit it

🤑

Money mouth face

This emoji conveys the feeling of getting a good sum of money

Dollar sign eyes, money face

😶

No mouth

This conveys the situations when one has no words to speak due to being disappointment in a positive or negative way

Blank face, mouthless, silence

😏

Smirk

The emoji to use when you’ve achieved something great and can’t wait to boast around it

Flirting face, smug face, suggestive face

😒

Unamused face

Generally related to negative emotions. This emoji conveys grumpiness or irritation towards someone or something

Dissatisfied, Meh, Unimpressed

🙄

Face with rolling eyes

Used when the other person says something obvious or too dumb

Eye roll

😬

Grimacing face

The wide-open mouth and clenched teeth depict awkwardness or nervousness

Awkward, eek, nervous

🤥

Lying face

taken straight from the fictional character Pinocchio, this emoji depicts lying

Liar, long nose, Pinocchio

😌

Relieved face

This emoji depicts a sense of calmness, peace or satisfaction

Content, pleased

😔

Pensive face

An emoji used to describe a state of pain and sorrow

Sad, sad face, sorrowful

😴

Sleeping face

One can use this emoji to convey “good night” to a chat

Sleepy, Zzz face

😪

Sleepy face

The emoji depicts the feeling of exhaustion after a long tiring day

Side-tear, snot bubble

🤤

Drooling face

This emoji denotes the irresistibility over a yummy food

Drool, water-dropping

😷

Face with medical mask

This describes the wearing of a mask to protect from viruses and airborne diseases

Coronavirus, COVID-19, face mask

🤒

Face with thermometer

This emoji depicts a sick person

Sick, ill

🤕

Face with head bandage

The emoji denotes a bad head injury

Clumsy, bandaged head, injured

🤢

Nauseated Face

The face depicting ‘about to throw up’

Disgusting, vomit face, yuck!

🤮

Face vomiting

This represents disgust or an actual food illness

Spew, throwing up, vomit

🤧

Sneezing face

The emoji to use when someone has fallen sick and caught cold

Gesundheit, sneeze

🥵

Hot face

When the temperature is rising

Overheated face, so damn hot!

🥶

Cold face

When temperature touches rock bottom. Extremely cold

Freezing face, Coldness, do damn cold!

🥴

Woozy face

When you had too much booze

Drunk face

😵

Face with crossed-out eyes

This emoji denotes disbelief or in some cases even death

Dizzy face

🤯

Exploding head

Read, heard or saw something extremely shocking and amusing

Mind blow, what the…

🤠

Cowboy hat face

A simple smiley emoji with a cowboy hat

Cowboy, brown hat face

🥳

Partying face

Party time!

Let’s party!

🥸

Disguised face

Sneaking into solving a particular case or matter

Detective

😎

Smiling face with sunglasses

Feeling overachieved and cool

Sunglasses, cool, Oh yeah!

🤓

Nerd face

Depicting a mind loaded with theoretical knowledge

Class topper, Nerdy

🧐

Face with Monocle

This emoji depicts taking a closer into something

Detective mode ON, something fishy

😕

Confused face

An emoji giving a look of uncertainty

Puzzled, nonplussed

☹️

Frowning face

This emoji denotes a deeply saddened state

Megafrown, disappointment

😮

Face with Open mouth

A round mouth emoji describing a shock which makes one go ‘wow!’

Open mouth, surprised

😯

Hushed face

The emoji depicts mild amusement or surprise

Surprised face, surprise

😲

Astonished face

Used when one comes across something amusing or shocking in both positive or negative way

Drunk face, gasping face

😳

Flushed face

A surprised emoji with eyes wide opened

Embarrassed, blushing face, shame

🥺

Pleading face

Depicts wanting of something so bad that eyes become full of tears

Begging, glossy eyes, simp

😧

Anguished face

Depicting sadness and disappointment at the same time

Pained face

😨

Fearful face

This emoji intends to depict fear from someone or something

Scared, surprised

😥

Sad but relieved face

Sad and relieved at the same time as things could’ve gone much worst

Eyebrow sweat

😭

Loudly crying face

This emoji conveys inconsolable grief but is also used in fun ways such as laughter or over the top joy

Sobbing, sad tears, crying out loud

😱

Face screaming in fear

This emoji depicts a high degree of shock which can be both positive and negative

Home alone, scream, shocked

😖

Confounded face

The zig-zag mouth with crossed eyes on this emoji convey irritation, sadness and rather all kinds of negative feelings

Quivering face, scrunched face

😞

Disappointed face

This emoji conveys an unhappy and sad face due to some recent events

Sad, sad face

😓

Downcast face with sweat

This emoji conveys a certain degree of sadness, pain or disappointment

Hard work, dejected

😫

Tired face

When you’ve had a rough and tiring day at work

Exhausted, fed up

🥱

Yawning face

Used when someone’s feeling sleepy

Feeling sleepy

😤

Face with steam from nose

Taken inspiration from manga or anime, this emoji depicts angriness and frustration

Triumph, steaming, frustrated

🤬

Face with symbols on the mouth

This emoji depicts vulgar behaviour due to being too much furious at someone or something

Cursing, swearing

👿

Angry face with horns

When the sender of this emoji becomes so angry that they turn into devils with horns

Devil, devil horns, ultra angry

😈

Smiling face with horns

When the sender of this emoji is onto something mischievous or wicked

Happy devil

💀

Skull

This emoji represents death from extreme laughter or frustration

Death, death skull

💩

Pile of poo

One of the most popular emojis. a poo emoji can be used to describe something as silly or funny but in a disgusting way

Smiling poop, dog dirt

🤡

Clown face

A circus clown can be used to describe something as creepy or haunted

Joker, what a joke!

👹

Japanese ogre

A kind of hideous ogre in Japanese folklore

Mask face, Oni, red monster

👺

Goblin

The goblin emoji denotes evil, anger, cruel behaviour

Long face mask, red mask, grumpy monster

👻

Ghost

The ghost emoji can be used to convey someone or something as goofy and strange

Halloween, disappear, Snapchat

👽

Alien

A spooky face of an alien from outer space

Outer space creature

👾

Alien monster

An alien monster from a video game of some sort

Space invader, video game monster

🤖

Robot face

The head of a classic vintage robot

Droid, robot

🐱

Cat face

A yellow cat face emoji

Smiley cat, kitty, smiling cat

🙈

See no evil monkey

A monkey covering its eyes

Monkey covering eyes

🙉

Hear no evil monkey

A monkey covering its ears 

Monkey covering eyes

🙊

Speak no evil monkey

A monkey covering its  mouth 

Monkey covering mouth

👦

Boy face

A simple emoji portraying a boy’s face

Boy, child boy

👧

Girl face

A simple emoji portraying a girl’s face

Girl, child girl

👀

Eyes

Huge eyes emoji with the pupil pointing to the left

Eyeballs, wide-open eyes, what happened!?

✍️

Writing hands

An emoji depicting the action of writing with a pen or pencil

Writing, write

👋

Waving hand

Used either at the start or at the end of the conversation

Goodbye, hello, hand wave

🦾

Mechanical arm

A robotic artificial arm

Robotic arm, metal arm, artificial arm

🤳

Selfie

A human arm depicting the action of taking a selfie from a mobile phone

Selfie hand, hand cam

Animal and nature

Earth is home to tons of animals and plants. There are several emoji depictions of the same as well. Following is the list of animal and nature related emojis.

Emoji

Emoji name

Meaning

Other names

🐵

Monkeyface

A monkeyface emoji with wide-open eyes

Monkey head

🐒

Monkey

A small primate with long limbs

Cheeky monkey

🦍

Gorilla

An emoji of a grey haired gorilla

🦧

Orangutan

The orange-haired ape emoji with long arms

🐶

Dogface

An emoji portraying the face of a dog

Puppy, doggy

🐕

Dog

A dog emoji generally known as ‘human’s best friend’

Doggo

🐺

Wolf

An emoji portraying the face of a wolf

Wolf face

🦊

Fox

An emoji portraying the face of a fox

Fox face

🦝

Raccoon

A gray raccoon emoji

🐈

Cat

A cat emoji which is generally kept as a pet

Feline, house cat

🦁

Lion face

A simple emoji with a face of a lion

Lion

🐅

Tiger

A large orange cat with black stripes across its body

Bengal tiger

🐆

Leopard

A large yellow cat with black yellow spots

Jaguar

🐎

Horse

A horse emoji depicted as galloping towards the left

Racehorse, galloping horse

🦄

Unicorn

A mythical and fantasy animal

🦓

Zebra

An emoji of the popular black striped animal called zebra

🦬

Bison

A brown bison shown in full profile with horns, a beard, and woolly mane

Buffalo

🐄

Cow

A dairy cow emoji with black spots on its body

Dairy cow

🐂

Ox

An emoji depicting a brown ox

Oxen, bull

🐪

Camel

An emoji portrayal of a desert animal

Desert camel, Arabian camel

🦙

Llama

A rare camel like animal found in South America

Alpaca

🦒

Giraffe

A face emoji of the tallest animals around called giraffe

🐘

Elephant

An emoji of the largest animal on the planet known as elephant

🦏

Rhino

A large mammal with massive horns

Rhinoceros

🦣

Mammoth

A wooly extinct creature with long curvy tasks

🦛

Hippo

An emoji of a huge water mammal with big jaws

Hippopotamus

🐁

Mouse

A bright mouse emoji with a long pink tail

Rodent, mice

🐀

Rat

A rat emoji with a long pink tail

Rodent

🐹

Hamster

A small cute rodent often kept as a pet

Hamster face

🐇

Rabbit

A mammal that loves to eat and has long eats

Bunny

🐿️

Squirrel

A rodent with big and puffy cheeks 

Chipmunk

🦔

Hedgehog

An emoji of a small spiny mammal called hedgehog

Spike

🦇

Bat

A bat emoji that can also be used to describe the superhero Batman

Batman

🐻

Bear

An emoji portrayal of a panda

Teddy bear

🐻‍❄️

Polar bear

An emoji of an animal found in arctic places

Bear face

🐼

Panda

An emoji depicting a panda

Panda face

🦘

Kangaroo

An emoji of a kangaroo

Roo

🕊️

Dove

A bird associated with the symbol of peace

Dove of peace

🦅

Eagle

An emoji portrayal of the majestic bird eagle

Bald eagle

🦉

Owl

An emoji of a large-eyed bird owl

🌲

Evergreen tree

An evergreen tree is the one that keeps its leaves all year long

Fir tree, Pine tree

🌵

Cactus

A cactus plant emoji

Desert

🌴

Palm tree

A tree on which coconuts grow

Coconut tree

🌿

Herb

A green herb emoji

Crop

🍁

Maple leaf

An orange maple leaf also associated with the country Canada

Canada

🌹

Rose

A vibrant red rose emoji with stem. Often used as a symbol of love

Red rose, red flower

Food and Drink

Food and drink emojis include all the emojis related to fruits, vegetables, beverages, meals and even utensils. Here are the emojis.

Emoji

Emoji name

Meaning

Other names

🍇

Grapes

A grape bunch emoji

Grape

🍈

Melon

A light green melon emoji

Cantaloupe, Honeydew

🍉

Watermelon

A slice of watermelon showing the juicy red part with black seeds

🍊

Orange

An emoji portraying the pulpy fruit known as orange

Tangerine, Mandarin

🍋

Lemon

The yellow and sour citrus fruit called lemon

Lemonade

🍌

Banana

A peeled banana emoji

Monkey snack

🍍

Pineapple

The tropical fruit pineapple with a shoot of leaves at the top

🥭

Mango

An emoji of a tropical mango

Mangifera

🍎

Apple

A vibrant red apple emoji

Red apple

🍏

Green apple

An emoji portraying a green apple

Granny apple

🍐

Pear

An emoji portraying a green pear

🍑

Peach

An emoji portraying a peach

Bottom

🍓

Strawberry

A red fruit called strawberry topped with green leaves

🍒

Cherries

Two cherries with a leaf

Cherry

🥝

Kiwi

A kiwi fruit sliced open to show the actual fruit along with black seeds

Chinese gooseberry

🍅

Tomato

A full red tomato with green stem

Tomato plant

🥥

Coconut

A half-cut coconut emoji showing its white meat

🥑

Avocado

A half-cut avocado emoji exposing the brown pit in the middle

🍆

Eggplant

An eggplant emoji with green stem

Brinjal

🥔

Potato

A potato emoji

Baked potato

🥕

Carrot

A long bright orange carrot emoji with green leaves on the top

🌽

Corn

An ear of golden corn partially husked

Ear of corn, maize

🌶️

Hot pepper

A bright red chili

Chilli, spicy

🥦

Broccoli

An emoji depicting broccoli

Green veggie

🍞

Bread

A loaf of bread

Loaf of bread

🥓

Bacon

An emoji depicting bacon

Bashers

🍔

Burger

A burger emoji with patty and vegetables

Hamburger, cheeseburger

🍟

Fries

Brown french fries in red carton

French fries, chips

🍕

Pizza

A slice of pepperoni pizza

Slice of pizza, cheese pizza

🌭

Hotdog

A popular western food featuring a sausage inside a bun

Sausage

🌯

Burrito

A wrapped dish filled with rice, beans, beef and cheese

Wrap, roll

🧆

Falafel

A popular dish in the Middle East and North Africa

Flatbread, pita

🥘

Shallow pan of food

An emoji denoting a dish that contains rice, vegetables and curry

Mix veg, pan

🍜

Steaming bowl

A steaming bowl of rice or noodles

Ramen, noodles

🍛

Curry and rice

Curry with rice

Curry, Indian food

🍗

Poultry leg

This brown colored emoji depicts a crispy chicken leg

Chicken, chicken leg piece, drumstick

🍙

Rice ball

The emoji indicates a rice ball wrapped in seaweed

Onigiri, seaweed

🍥

Fish cake

A Japanese delicacy of processed whitefish served with ramen

Fish cake with swirl, pink swirl

🥮

Mooncake

A traditional sweet Chinese delicacy

Chinese mooncake

🍡

Dango

A Japanese sweet dumpling made from rice flour and served on a skewer

Dessert stick 

🥟

Dumpling

A popular Asian food filled with veg and non-veg items

Momos, Empanada

🍧

Shaved ice

A shaved ice cone with cherry/strawberry syrup

Snowcone, ice-cream

🍩

Doughnut

A chocolate doughnut emoji 

Donut

🍰

Cake

A piece of cake or more specifically an emoji of a pastry

Pastry, shortcake, strawberry cake

🧁

Cupcake

A cupcake emoji with pink cream topping

Muffin, fairy cake

Hot beverage

This emoji can be related to coffee, tea and other hot beverages

Tea, Espresso, hot chocolate

🍫

Chocolate

A bar of chocolate in a red wrapper

Chocolate bar, candy bar

🍵

Teacup without handle

A beverage cup without a handle and generally associated with green tea

Green tea, Matcha

🥃

Tumbler glass

A short and wide glass used for liquors such as whiskey

Liquor, rum, whiskey

🧊

Ice

An ice cube which is used to make drinks cooler

Ice cube

🥄

Spoon

A simple silver spoon emoji

Teaspoon

🍽️

Fork & knife with plate

A cutlery emoji which can be associated with having a meal

Dinner, cutlery

🍺

Beer

A mug filled with beer with frothy heads

Beer mug, beer stein

🍻

Beers

The clinking of two beers mugs for the gesture of ‘Cheers!’

Clinking beer mugs

Travel & Places

These emojis include various locations, structures, buildings and modes of tranport. The emojis are as follows.

Emoji

Emoji name

Meaning

Other names

🌍

Earth Africa

A globe of Earth showing the continent of Africa

Globe showing Africa

🌎

Earth Americas

A globe of Earth showing the continent of North and South America

Globe showing Americas

🌏

Earth Asia

A globe of Earth showing the continent of Asia

Globe showing Asia

🌐

Globe with meridians

This emoji is generally associated with the internet

WWW, Internet

🗺️

World map

A map showing the Earth’s different continents

Map, Earth

🗾

Japan

An emoji depicting the geographical map of Japan

Island

🧭

Compass

An instrument that shows the direction of the north

Direction

⛰️

Mountain

This emoji depicts a mountain with sharp peaks at the top

Hill

🏔️

Snow-capped mountain

This emoji depicts a mountain with sharp snowy peaks at the top

Snow mountains

🏕️

Camping

A tent placed within the forest for accommodation

Campsite

🌋

Volcano

This emoji indicates the eruption of a volcano with lava and smoke

Eruption

🗻

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is the largest mountain in Japan

Fuji-san

🏝️

Desert island

A desert but on an island

Island

🏖️

Beach with umbrella

A beach emoji showing water, sand and umbrella for protection against the sun rays

Umbrella

🏜️

Desert

A land filled with sands, cacti and a scorching sun overhead

Sand

🏟️

Stadium

A place where mega sports events take place such as football and cricket matches

Grandstand, Sports stadium

🏞️

National park

A park that comprises river streams, mountains and greenery

Park

🏛️

Classical building

A classical building is the one that is associated with a town hall or a stock exchange

Building

🧱

Bricks

An emoji of bricks that are used in building homes, schools and tons of other structures for an individual or the public

Red stone

🏗️

Building construction

A construction site generally depicted as a tower crane shown lifting steel or other building materials

Crane

🏠

House building

A simple house emoji with a red door

House

🏚️

Derelict house

An emoji which indicates unused house generally associated with haunted house

Abandoned house, broken house, haunted house

🏡

House with tree

A simple house emoji with a big tree behind it

House with garden

🏢

Office

A place to work during business hours

Office building

🏤

Post office

Indicating a post building that involves sending and receiving parcels and packages from someone

Parcel office

🏥

Hospital

A place where people come to get medical care

Medical, Red cross

🏦

Bank

A bank emoji indicates all the tasks related to money such as withdrawals, deposits, opening an account among others

Money

🏨

Hotel

An accommodation place to stay when you’re on a trip to another city or country

Motel, rent home

🏩

Love hotel

An accommodation place for couples

Couple hotel

🏬

Departmental store

An emoji indicating departmental store which caters to shopping for all kinds of different stuff

Shopping center, mall

🏫

School

An emoji depicting a school building where children go to get their education

High school, clock tower

🏭

Factory

An industrial factory which can also be associated with air pollution

Industry, pollution

🏯

Japanese castle

This emoji means a traditional Japanese castle made from stone and wood

Fortress

🗼

Tower

A red tower generally associated with Tokyo tower and sometimes Eiffel tower

Eiffel tower, red tower

🗽

Statue of Liberty

This emoji is often used to depict New York City

New York

Church

A church building where people come to pray and at times to attend weddings and funerals

Cross

Fountain

Used for decorative purposes, a fountain is found in parks and gardens

Park

Tent

A temporary shelter made out of cloth and related materials

Camping

🌁

Foggy

This emoji depicts a foggy landscape

Foggy city, fog

🌃

Night with stars

Buildings with visible night stars in the sky

Nighttime, Night city

🌄

Sunrise over mountains

The sun rising over a mountain range in the morning



Morning, Sunrise

♨️

Hotsprings

This emoji is a sign which indicates Hotsprings

Steam

🎠

Carousel Horse

A kids horse ride found in carnivals and adventure parks

Carnival

🎡

Ferris wheel

A large rotating wheel with cabinets for people to sit and witness the cityscape from great heights

Carnival

💈

Barber

A red-white striped pole depicting a barbershop

Barbershop

🎪

Circus

A circus tent where several stunts are performed by professionals

Stunts

🚃

Railway car

A car carriage pulled along a railway line in cities

Railroad, Railroad carriage

🚅

Bullet train

A fast-paced train running on electricity generally used in rural areas or cities

Metro train

🚞

Mountain railway

A passenger transport system used in hilly areas

Train and mountain

🚌

Bus

A public transport service which allows passengers to travel to their desired destinations

School bus

🏍️

Motorcycle

A motorbike used in racing or motorsports

Bike, motorbike

🚗

Car

A red car emoji depicting an automobile

Red car

🛵

Motor scooter

A light-weighted two-wheeler vehicle

Scooty

🛺

Auto Rickshaw

A three-wheeled vehicle used in several Asian countries to transport a passenger from one place to another

Tuk Tuk

🛹

Skateboard

A classic emoji of a skateboard

Skating

🔥

Fire

The fire emoji depicts hot, warm, flame and also used in context to represent coolness (lit)

Hot, lit, flame

💧

Droplet

Used for various types of liquid such as water, tears, sweat and may even depict crying or sadness in some context

Water, waterdrop

🕛

Twelve O’Clock

Emoji depicting 12 o’clock either in the afternoon or midnight

12AM, 12PM, time

Alarm

Emoji depicting an alarm clock with a time of around 10:40 

Alarm clock, time

🌑

New moon

A fully dark new moon

Dark moon, Solar Eclipse

🌚

New moon face

Throwing ironic sentiments

Creepy moon, smiling moon

🌝

Full moon face

Used in situations of sarcasm

Moonface, happy moon

🪐

Ringed planet

This emoji is made in a way to look like the Saturn planet

Saturn

Star

A simple and concise star emoji

Big star

🌧️

Cloud with rain

Can use this emoji when your plans are ruined by rain

Cloudy, rainy

🌤️

Mostly sunny

An emoji used to represent a sunny and wonderful weather

Sun behind cloud

🌪️

Tornado

An emoji that depicts a tornado

Cyclone

🌫️

Fog

An emoji depicting foggy weather

Foggy

Umbrella with raindrops

An umbrella with drops of water used for rainy weather

Raining

Activities

Activity emojis are the ones that depict certain day to day activities such as sports, arts, music, hobbies among others. The emojis are as follows.

Emoji

Emoji name

Meaning

Other names

🎃

Jack-O-Lantern

The jack-o-lantern is the classic symbol of Halloween

Halloween, pumpkin

🎄

Christmas

The Christmas tree emoji represents Christmas and/or holidays

Xmas tree

🎆

Fireworks

Fireworks emoji represents the stunning combination of lights in the nighttime when burnt crackers

Explosion

🧨

Firecracker

A firecracker is burnt on various occasions across the globe such as Diwali, New Year celebrations etc.

Crackers, dynamite, blast

Sparkles

Used to represent positive sentiments like happiness, gratitude and excitement

Glitter, shiny

🎈

Balloon

The red balloon emoji represents birthday celebrations or a generic simple balloon 

Party, red balloon

🎉

Party popper

The party popper emoji is used to depict celebrations or parties

Tada, celebration

🎊

Confetti

Confetti emoji is used to depict celebrations or parties

Confetti ball

🎋

Tanabata tree

A tree emoji specifically representing the Tanabata tree

Wish tree

🎍

Bamboo

A bamboo emoji representing the bamboo plant in a pot or cup

Pine decoration

🎎

Dolls

Dolls indicating toys

Japanese dolls

🎐

Windchime

Used for content concerning various senses of wind and chime due to its appearance

Jellyfish, wind bell

🧧

Red envelope

Generally used in Asian cultures

Red packet, Ang Pao

🎀

Ribbon

The emoji indicates something or someone is cute

Bow

🎁

Gift

An emoji indicating surprise, gift or presents

Gif package, Birthday present

🎗️

Reminder ribbon

An awareness ribbon emoji

ribbon

🎫

Ticket

The ticket emoji is used when going to a place that requires a paid entry such as cinema, sports etc.

Movie ticket, admission ticket

🎖️

Medal

The medal emoji represents an achievement recognition

Military medal

🏆

Trophy

The trophy emoji represents an achievement recognition

Championship trophy

🥇

First place medal

A golden emoji used in chats to convey first place ranking in a sports or an event

First position, gold medal

Soccer

A soccer ball emoji depicting the football or soccer sport

Football

Baseball

A ball emoji but more specifically a baseball 

Softball

🏀

Basketball

A basketball emoji showing the orange striped ball used in basketball

Orange ball

🏐

Volleyball

A volleyball emoji, showing the round ball used in the sport

Volley

🏉

Rugby football

This emoji depicts a famous western sport called rugby 

Football, league

🎾

Tennis

A racket and ball emoji indicating the tennis sports

Tennis racket, lawn tennis, tennis ball

🏓

Ping Pong

A paddle and ping pong ball used in the sport of table tennis.

Table tennis

🥏

Flying disc

A disc-like emoji depicting frisbee

Frisbee

🏏

Cricket game

A bat and ball emoji depicting the game of cricket

Bat & ball

🎳

Bowling

A ball and pin emoji depicting the indoor game called bowling

Pins, bowling ball

🏑

Field hockey

A hockey stick and ball, used in the sport of field hockey

Hockey

🥍

Lacrosse

A sport in which two players have to hit the wall with a tennis ball using racquets

Squash

🏸

Badminton

A racquet and shuttlecock emoji representing badminton 

Badminton racquet and shuttlecock

🥊

Boxing glove

A red boxing glove emoji depicting the boxing sport

Punch, punching

🥋

Martial Arts

A traditional martial arts uniform emoji which depicts games such as judo or karate

Martial Arts uniform

🥅

Goal net

Also known as goal pole, this emoji depicts a classic outdoor sport called soccer

Soccer

Golf

Also known as a flag in the hole, this emoji depicts a red flag in a hole representing a sport called golf

Flag in hole

⛸️

Ice skates

Ice skates are used to skate on a floor made of ice

Ice skating

🎣

Fishing

This emoji represents a fishing rod and a fish hooked on to it

Fishing pole, fishing rod

🤿

Diving mask

This emoji represents snorkels which is a crucial equipment used in diving or staying under the water for long durations

Diving, swimming

🎿

Ski

An outdoor winter sport in which a person slides down a snowy mountain or hill 

Skiing, Skis

🎯

Darts

A dart emoji specifically depicting bullseye

Bullseye

🪀

Yo-Yo

This is a fun little spinning gadget used during free time

Spinning

🪁

Kite

A diamond-shaped red kite with a long tail

Red kite

🎱

8 Ball

The classic 8 ball representing games such as snooker and billiards

Snooker, 8 Ball pool, billiards

🔮

Crystal ball

Crystal ball emoji can be used in texts concerning magic and future prediction

Fortune teller, purple crystal

🧿

Nazar Amulet

This interesting looking emoji represents eyes and various senses of charm, envy & jealousy in Turkish culture

Evil Eye Talisman

🕹️

Joystick

An emoji generally used to convey  playing video games but more specifically for classic or aviation genre games 

Gaming

🎮

Video game

This emoji can be used to call up your friends for a video game session

Controller, gamepad, Xbox, Play Station

🎰

Slot machine

One can use this emoji on a chat to make casino or gambling plans

Casino, gambling

🎲

Dice

A six-sided die emoji that depicts dice used in board games such as ludo, monopoly etc.

Game die

🧸

Teddy bear

Teddy bear emoji can be used to convey something or someone cute

Bear, soft toy

♠️

Spades

A type of card used in playing cards

Spades suit

♥️

Hearts

A type of card shaped like heart used in playing cards

Hearts suit

♦️

Diamonds

A type of card shaped like diamond used in playing cards

Diamonds suit

♣️

Clubs

A type of card used in playing cards

Clubs suit

♟️

Chess

A chess piece called pawn

Chess pawn

🃏

Joker

A card emoji that depicts joker

Joker card

🀄

Mahjong

A red-white tile from the Japanese game called Mahjong

Mahjong Red Dragon

🎭

Performing Arts

This emoji is used to indicate theatre or drama

Drama, Theatre

🧶

Yarn

A ball of yarn through which woolen clothes are sewed

Ball of yarn

🎨

Art

The emoji depicts color palette

Artist palette, painting