What does Irmgard mean?
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).
(female) Ingard, Isolgard, ..
(male) Irmar, Irmmar, ..
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)
Presented below is the baby name history of Irmgard for girls. 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)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Below is a graphed analysis of the history of Irmgard and affiliated 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.
A recommended name is Irmtraud. This name tends to be less commonly used than Irmgard.See names in meaning and etymology.