A Goth is member of a Germanic people that invaded the Roman Empire from the east between the 3rd and 5th centuries. The eastern division, the Ostrogoths, founded a kingdom in Italy, while the Visigoths went on to found one in Spain.
Emo is a style of rock music typically characterized by melodic musicianship and expressive, often confessional lyrics.
A Goth is a man or woman who follows the gothic subculture of goth music, goth dressing style, goth make up and hair as well. The goth subculture is found in many countries and it began in England in the late 1980s, while an emo is a man/woman who follows the Emo style of rock music which is often differentiated by melodic music and expressive language.
No no no! No offense but the last comments wernt exactly right.. Well not all of it. You see, not all goths & not all Emos are the same. Maybe similar but not the same. Don't believe things like goths are evil or all Emos cut themselves. Goths often wear black, like rock music, or what you may know as techno. They often Like jewelery, with crosses or just black Jewells or red commonly. Goths appreciate the dark side. They often like horror films. Some even like blood. And for Emos, well emo means emotional. So if you're really emotional, you could say you're emo. But really emo people do often cut themselves, Wana die, try to die, and you get the picture. Yes, they often dress like goths for some reason. Just the all black & hair styles. It's just so common. But you never know who's emo & who's goth until you get to know them.