Name: Emer

Origin and Meaning of the Name Emer

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, possibly swift
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (EE mer); (AIM er)
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Miscellaneous Info for Emer

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  • Used in:
    English and Gaelic speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Irish form of Eimhear, an Old Gaelic name, which might be from eimh (swift) or from eamhean (twin).
    The name of the wife of the Irish mythological hero Cuchulainn is most frequently represented as Emer, although it is 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.

    There is no separate English form, but Emer seems the most popular in modern usage.

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