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Meaning and name origin

Emrys \e-mr-ys, em-rys\ as a boy's 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.


Emrys is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Emrys and related names. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Ambrose. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ambrose in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Emerus. Like Emrys, this name is not commonly used.