Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. EE-mur(Irish)

Meaning & History

Possibly from Irish eimh meaning "swift". In Irish legend she was the wife of Cúchulainn. She was said to possess the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, voice, speech, needlework, wisdom and chastity.

Related Names

VariantsEimear, Éimhear(Irish) Éimhear(Irish Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesEimhir(Scottish)
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Entry updated November 16, 2019