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What does Emer mean?

Emer Pronunciation of Emer as a girls' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin. Anglicized form of traditional names Eimer or Émer, which are of uncertain origin. In Irish legend, Emer was Cú Chulainn's beloved, a woman blessed with the "six gifts of womanhood", which are beauty, a gentle voice, sweet words, needlework, wisdom, and chastity. In Scotland, the form Emihir was used by Sorley MacLean in his "Poems to Emihir".


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, legend (mythology), blessed, gifts, gentle, wisdom, scotland


VARIANTS Eimear, Eimer, Eimhir



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How popular is Emer?

Emer is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#71610 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Emer reached its top rank of #63 in Ireland in the year 1999, but is not ranked at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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Which version is better?

The only other prominent alternative form of Emer ranked in the Top 2000 is Eimear.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emer and related baby names in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emer, Eimear outside U.S.

Similar Names

Emer is alike in pronunciation to Amor and Amore. Other recommended sound-alike names are Amber, Cher, Ede, Edee, Eden, Edme, Edmea, Edmee, Eigr (see Eigra), Eir, Elen, Eleri, Elmera, Em, Ema, Eman, Ember, Emeli, Emely, Emera, Emma, Emme, Emmet, Emmey, Emmi, Emmy, Ened, Esme, Esmee, Ester, Etel, Eve, Evey, Pier, Sher and Somer. These names tend to be more frequently used than Emer.