Name: Eimhear

Origin and Meaning of the Name Eimhear

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, possibly swift
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  • Pronunciation:
    (em er)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Eimhear)
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Miscellaneous Info for Eimhear

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  • Used in:
    Gaelic speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    An Old Gaelic name, which might be from eimh (swift) or from eamhean (twin).
    Emer is its Irish form and the name of the wife of the Irish mythological hero Cuchulainn (occasionally found as Eamhair in Scotland and pronounced 'ayve-er').
    According to Irish legend, Emer was said to have possessed the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, voice, speech, needlework, wisdom, and chastity.

    Emer seems the most popular in modern usage.

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