Gender: Male Pronunciation: em-eer Meaning of Emyr: "king" Origin of Emyr: Welsh

Emyr Origin and Meaning

The name Emyr is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "king".

Emyr is a name that is well-known in Wales, but little heard outside of it. There are several well-known Emyrs, from the famed Welsh novelist and poet Emyr Humphries to footballer Emyr Huws.

Etymologically, Emyr may be connected to the Arabic word and name, emir, as they have similar sounds and meanings.

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copper_porcupine Says:


Which syllable is the emphasis placed on? EM-eer or eh-MEER?

fearlessfirefly Says:


Cool alternative to Emerson.