Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German elements irmin meaning "whole, great" and gart meaning "enclosure, yard". This name was borne by the wife of the Frankish king Louis the Pious (9th century). This was also the name of one of her granddaughters, an abbess of Frauenwörth who is regarded as a saint.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesIrmengard, Irmgard, Irmingard(German)


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 478.
Entry updated December 7, 2022