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

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.

Famous People Named Emer

Emer O'Toole, feminist speaker
Emer Gwynne Morganna Kenny, British actress

Pop Culture References for the name Emer

Emer, character from Roddy Doyle's young adult novel 'A Greyhound of a Girl'
Dun Emer Press, Irish private press founded in 1902 by Elizabeth Yeats and her brother William Butler Yeats, part of the Celtic Revival