[ 2 syll. e-mer, em-er ] The baby girl name Emer is pronounced as EY-M-er or IY-MehR †. Emer is used predominantly in Irish and it is derived from Celtic origins. It is derived from the element 'eimh' with the meaning swift, ready. Eimear was the self-sacrificing and devoted wife of the hero Cuchulainn in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology; she personified all the feminine gifts of beauty, voice, needlework, speech, wisdom, and chastity. The name enjoyed a revival in the 20th century.
Emer is not popular as a baby name for girls. It is not listed within the top 1000 names.
† English pronunciation for Emer: EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"