Emer

Pronounced EE mer
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About the name Emer

Emer is a girl's name of Irish origin that may be derived from eimh meaning "swift" or eamhean meaning "twin". In Irish lore, Emer was beloved of Cu Cuhulainn was was said to possess the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, a gentle voice, sweet words, wisdom, chastity and needlework.

(Emer is the Anglicized variant, see under variants for more traditional spellings.)

Related Names

Émer, Eimer, Emihir, Eimear, Eimhir, Eimhear

Origin
Europe
Celtic

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