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).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Emer for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Emer and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eimear and Emer. (2014 statistics).