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Given Name IRMA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: EER-mah (German, Finnish), EER-maw (Hungarian), UR-mə (English)   [key]
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.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Imma (Low German), Erma (English), Emma, Ima (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVES: Imke (German), Irmuska (Hungarian)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ema (Croatian), Ema (Czech), Emma (Danish), Emma, Emmy, Ima (Dutch), Emma (French), Emma (Norwegian), Ema (Portuguese), Ema (Slovak), Emma (Swedish)
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Sources and References
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 470