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Gender: Female Pronunciation: EE-mer Meaning of Eimear: "swift" Origin of Eimear: Irish Gaelic

The name Eimear is a girl's name of Irish Gaelic origin meaning "swift". Eimear and is often added to lists like Irish Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "TV Show Title Family Name Game".

From the experts:

Sometimes spelled Emer and pronounced "ee-mer," the legendary wife of Cuchulainn possessed the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, voice, speech, wisdom, chastity, and needlework. Not all created equal, one would assume.

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Famous People Named Eimear

Eimear McBride, Irish novelist
Eimear Quinn, Irish singer, 1996 Eurovision Song Contest winner
Eimear Ní Chonaola, Irish TV journalist
Eimear O'Kane, Irish film producer

Pop Culture References for the name Eimear


Eimear2000 Says:


this is my name, i love it!

esita Says:


To me it just sounds too close to "Emo".

RoddyThlayli Says:


This sounds very masculine to me.

cdonnelly1 Says:


This is my daughters name! Love it as we don't live in Ireland so she gets to be unique