Usage Ancient Germanic
Other Forms FormsErmaric
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 7/26/2007
The first element in this Germanic name is derived from erm, which can be a short form of ermin (see Erminric) or come from erin - which in turn comes from Old High German êra (see Eraric). The second element is derived from rîcja "powerful, strong, mighty." The second element is also closely related to Celtic rîg or rix and Gothic reiks, which all mean "king, ruler."