Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. EH-mə-rikh(German)

Meaning & History

Germanic name, in which the second element is ric meaning "ruler". The first element may be ermen "whole, universal" (making it a relative of Ermenrich), amal "work, labour" (making it a relative of Amalric) or heim "home" (making it a relative of Henry). It is likely that several forms merged into a single name.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesEmery, Amery, Emory(English) Aymeric, Émeric(French) Imre(Hungarian) Amerigo(Italian) Emrik(Norwegian) Américo(Portuguese) Imrich(Slovak) Américo(Spanish) Emrik(Swedish)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 953.

Entry updated February 4, 2020