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Gender: F Meaning of Emer: "swift" Origin of Emer: Irish

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Popular name in Ireland -- it's pronounced ee-mer -- from the legendary wife of Cuchulainn who was supposed to possess the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, voice, speech, wisdom, chastity, and of course, needlework. Is found in the poetry of Yeats.

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Emer O'Toole- feminist speaker
Emer Kenny - British Actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Emer

Emer is a character from Roddy Doyle's Young Adult novel, A Greyhound of a Girl.