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What does Emrys mean?

Emrys Pronunciation of Emrys [em-rys] as a boys' name is of Welsh and Greek origin, and the meaning of Emrys is "immortal". The Welsh version of Ambrose. In Welsh tradition, Ambrosius Aurelianus (fifth century), military leader and uncle to King Arthur, is also known as Emrys Wledig. Merlin is also sometimes known as Merlin Emrys.

Associated with: greek, leader, king.


3 relations via Ambrose: Ambros, Ambrus and Amby.

Creative forms:
(male) Elrys, Esrys, ..

(female) Emes, Emrysi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Emrys Marquis (E.M.), ..

How popular is Emrys?

Emrys is an unusual given name for males and an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. The only popular variation form of Emrys (outside Top 2000) is Ambrose (#1589 the previous year). Other forms, like Ambros, are uncommon. Adoption of this relation of Emrys reached its most widespread in the 1890s (adoption of 0.03%) and has become significantly lower since (adoption 0.01%, 84% less), with Ambrose becoming less stylish. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ambrose in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emrys and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Borys, Efryn, Elvys, Emerus, Emery, Emlyn, Emory, Emyr, Eros, Erryl and Eryk. These names tend to be more frequently used than Emrys.

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