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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.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ambrosios, Ambrosius (Ancient Greek), Ambroos, Broos (Dutch), Ambrose (English), Ambroise (French), Ambrosi (Georgian), Ambrus (Hungarian), Ambrogio, Ambrogino, Giotto (Italian), Broos (Limburgish), Ambrósio (Portuguese), Ambrož (Slovene), Ambrosio (Spanish)