What does Emrys mean?
Emrys /em-rys/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)
The only popular variation form of Emrys (outside Top 1000) is Ambrose. Forms like Ambrossij are uncommon. Adoption of this boy name reached its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.71%) and has become significantly lower since, with Ambrose becoming less stylish. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Emrys and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Emerus. Like Emrys, this name is not frequently used.