Given Name EMER

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: EE-mur (Irish)   [details]

Meaning & History

Possibly from Gaelic eimh "swift". In Irish legend she was the wife of Cúchulainn. She was said to possess the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, voice, speech, needlework, wisdom and chastity.

Categories

beauty, uncertain etymology, virtues, wisdom
VARIANTS: Eimear, Éimhear (Irish), Éimhear (Irish Mythology)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Eimhir (Scottish)
USER SUBMISSION: Emer