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Emer - Meaning of Emer

What does Emer mean?

[ 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.

Eamhair (Scottish), Eimear (Irish and Scottish), Eimhear (Scottish), Eimhir (Scottish), Emir (Irish), and Emyr are variations of Emer.

See also the related categories, voice, hero (conqueror), swift, wife (sister), irish, wisdom, and celtic.

Emer is not popular as a baby name for girls. It is not listed within the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Emer include Eimhear, Emir, Emyr, Enore, Elliner, Emari, Emere, Emiri, Enora, Amery, Amory, Iamar, Imara, Imaree, Imarey, Imari, Imary, Einmyria, and Imarie.

† 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)"


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