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PronouncedPron.E-mə-rikh German

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 & CulturesEmery, 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   Contribute