Irmingard - Meaning of Irmingard
[ syll. ir-min-gar(d), irm-inga-rd ] The baby girl name Irmingard is pronounced as -ERMIHNGG-ERD †. Irmingard's language of origin is Germanic and it is used mainly in the German language. The name is of the meaning 'whole enclosure'. It is derived from irmin meaning 'whole, immense, universal' + ermen 'whole, immense, universal' + gard 'fence, enclosure, protection'. Original forms of Irmingard include Irmengard (Germanic) and Irmingard (Germanic). The name is from 'irmen' or ermen (meaning 'whole, immense, universal'), with the second element gard ('fence, enclosure, protection'). The name was borne by Irmgard of Chiemsee (830/833-866), the daughter of Louis the German who became the first Abbess of Chiemsee.
Variant forms of Irmingard include the German Armgard, the German Armgart, the English and German Ermengard, the Italian Ermengarda, the German Irmengard, the name Irmgaard, and the name Irmi. Other forms of Irmingard include the contractions Irma and Irmgard (German), the pet forms Imke (Frisian and German) and Imme (Frisian and German), and the variant spelling Irmgarde (German). See also the related form, the English, Armenian, Catalan, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Scandinavian, and Spanish Emma.
Irmingard is not regularly used as a baby name for girls. It is not ranked within the top 1000 names. Among the group of girl names directly linked to Irmingard, Emma was the most popular in 2012.
† approx English pronunciation for Irmingard: ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; NG as in "sing (S.IH.NG)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"