Given Name IRMA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: ირმა (Georgian)
PRONOUNCED: IR-ma (German), UR-mə (English), EER-mah (Finnish)  [details]

Meaning & History

German short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ermen, which meant "whole, universal". It is thus related to EMMA. It began to be regularly used in the English-speaking world in the 19th century.
VARIANTS: Erma (English), Emma, Ima (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVE: Irmuska (Hungarian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ema (Croatian), Ema (Czech), Emma (Danish), Emma (French), Emma (Icelandic), Emma (Norwegian), Ema (Portuguese), Ema (Slovak), Ema (Slovene), Emma (Swedish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 470


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Entry updated December 8, 2017