Emoji databases such as Emojipedia.org and iEmoji.com are great places to look up the meaning for unfamiliar emojis. These databases keep track of all old and new emojis that are released along with their names so that people unfamiliar with them can quickly figure out what they mean.
When searching an emoji database, it's helpful to use a device that has an emoji keyboard, such as a modern smartphone. Unfamiliar emojis may be typed into the search box on the emoji database using the emoji keyboard, and the results display on the page. Some databases list both the emoji name, alternate names and a complete list of photos of how the emoji looks on different mobile platforms.