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What does Irmgard mean?

Irmgard Pronunciation of Irmgard [ir-m-gard] as a girls' name is an Old German name, and Irmgard means "whole enclosure; entire, universal". Irmgard is a variant form of Ermengard (Old German): from erm(en) gard. Irmgard is also a variation of Irma (Old German).


Irmgard has 2 variants: Ermgard and Irmgarde.

2 more different relations via Ermengard, Irma: Irmengard and Irmingard.

Creative forms:
(female) Ingard, ..

(male) Irmar, Irmmar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Irmgard Molly (I.M.), ..

How popular is Irmgard?

Irmgard is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2139 out of 4276, Top 50%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Irmgard was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its top position of #1938 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Irmgard name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. The only other popular alternative form of Irmgard rated in the Top 2000 is Irma. Other variants, like Irmgarde, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Irmgard was at its apex in the 1900s (median #1076), but now, the form Irma has fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Irmgard, Irma in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A recommended name is Irmtraud. This name tends to be less commonly used than Irmgard.

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