What does Emer mean?
Emer /emer/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' 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".
How popular is Emer?
Emer is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#71610 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Emer for girls. Emer reached its top rank of #63 in Ireland in the year 1999, but is not ranked at the moment. (2013 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Emer and corresponding names. The only other prominent alternative form of Emer ranked in the Top 1000 is Eimear. These names are not widely used as names for baby girls. (2014 Birth Statistics)