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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. EH-mə-rikh(German)
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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) Aymeric, Émeric(French) Imre, Imrus(Hungarian) Amerigo(Italian) Américo(Portuguese) Imrich(Slovak) Américo(Spanish)

Sources & References

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


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