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GenderFeminine
Scriptsირმა Georgian
PronouncedPron.IR-ma German
UR-mə English
EER-mah Finnish
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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.
VariantsErma English Emma, Ima Ancient Germanic
DiminutiveIrmuska Hungarian
Other Languages & CulturesEma Croatian Ema Czech Emma Danish Emma French Emma Icelandic Emma Norwegian Ema Portuguese Ema Slovak Ema Slovene Emma Swedish

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 470

Categories

currently out of the US top 1000, retired Atlantic hurricane names, storms
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute