Given Name EMRYS

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Welsh

Meaning & History

Welsh form of AMBROSE. Emrys Wledig (or Ambrosius Aurelianus) was a Romano-British military leader who fought against the invading Anglo-Saxons in the 5th century. Tales of his life were used by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth to create the character of Merlin, who he called Merlinus Ambrosius or Myrddin Emrys.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ambrosios, Ambrosius (Ancient Greek), Ambrozije (Croatian), Ambrož (Czech), Ambroos, Broos (Dutch), Ambrose (English), Ambroise (French), Ambrosi (Georgian), Ambrus (Hungarian), Ambrogio, Ambrogino, Giotto (Italian), Broos (Limburgish), Ambroży (Polish), Ambrósio (Portuguese), Ambrož (Slovene), Ambrosio (Spanish)
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