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Emoji Meaning

This emoji represents love. It is often used to express strong positive feelings about people, places, ideas, or objects.

Meaning and explanation


The ❤ emoji has the classic symmetrical heart shape made up of two equal-sized halves. The upper half of the heart shape contains two perfectly rounded arcs that meet at a point in the middle and flow down to a tapered end. It resembles an inverted and rounded "M" shape at the top and ends in a pointed "V" at the bottom.


The red heart is a universal love symbol. It can represent romantic love, friendship, and affection. It can also represent passion, enthusiasm and other strong positive emotions.


The heart emoji is part of the original emoji collection introduced in Unicode 6.0 in 2010.

How to use

This emoji can be used in a variety of contexts. Here are a few examples:

To express love or affection: "I love you. ❤"
To show approval or enthusiasm for something: "I love that idea. ❤"
To express support or sympathy: "I'm here for you. ❤"


Compared to other emoji that represent affection or love, such as 😍 (face with heart-shaped eyes) or 🥰 (smiling face with three hearts), the red heart emoji is less specific and can be used in a variety of contexts to express positive feelings. It is simpler and more direct in its meaning compared to emoji such as 💓 (beating heart), which has a pulsating motion and is often used to represent excitement or more intense feelings of love. Compared to the 💖 (sparkling heart) or 💘 (heart with arrow), the ❤️ (red heart) has a more general meaning and can be used in a variety of contexts.

Other names

The emoji is also known by the following names.

  • Heart
  • Love Heart
  • Red Heart

Popular name:

Red Heart

Emotional Classification

First, we take a look at the basic emotion, the core of the emoji's nature. Then we will look at the secondary emotions that the emoji can evoke in us.

Basic Emotions
  • Love
  • Joy
Secondary Emotions
  • satisfied
  • affectionate
  • happy

Examples and how to use

In this section, we examine the emotional impact of emojis. We will use examples to show how emojis can evoke different emotions in the reader depending on the context.

Basic emotion example

Happy Birthday. ❤🎂

Associated feelings
  • affectionate
  • enthusiastic
  • glad

Basic emotion example

I love you. ❤

Associated feelings
  • in love
  • accepting
  • glad

Basic emotion example

I miss you a lot. ❤😢

Associated feelings
  • in love
  • thoughtful
  • saddened
General Information
Unicode-NameHeavy Black Heart
Apple-NameRed Heart
Category Smileys & Emotion




Keywordsheart, red heart
Unicode-Version Unicode 1.1
Emoji-Version Emoji 1.0