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Meaning and name origin
Emer \e-mer\ as a girl's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin. Anglicized form of traditional names Eimer or Émer, which are of uncertain origin. In Irish legend, Emer was Cú Chulainn's beloved, a woman blessed with the "six gifts of womanhood", which are beauty, a gentle voice, sweet words, needlework, wisdom, and chastity. In Scotland, the form Emihir was used by Sorley MacLean in his "Poems to Emihir".
Emer is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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