GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: E-mə-rikh (German)  [details]

Meaning & History

Germanic name, in which the second element is ric meaning "power". The first element may be ermen "whole, universal" (making it a relative of Ermenrich), amal "work, labour" (making it a relative of Amalric) or heim "home" (making it a relative of Henry). It is likely that several forms merged into a single name.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Emery, Amery, Emory (English), Émeric (French), Imre, Imrus (Hungarian), Amerigo (Italian), Américo (Portuguese), Imrich (Slovak), Américo (Spanish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 953


uncertain etymology
Entry updated July 2, 2017