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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 has 3 variant forms: Eimear, Eimer and Eimhir.


Popularity

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 (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emer name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emer outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Emer and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eimear and Emer. (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emer and related baby names in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eimear, Emer outside U.S.


Similar Names

Emer is also pronounced similarly to Amor. Other suggested similar baby names are Ember and Emera. Like Emer, these names are not commonly used.

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