Welsh, variation of Ambrose

Emrys Origin and Meaning

The name Emrys is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "immortal".
If you're looking for a Welsh name less common than Dylan, Griffin, Evan, or Morgan, you might want to consider this offbeat epithet of the wise wizard Merlin.

Root name Ambrose is an ancient saints' name derived from the Greek ambrosia, the food and drink of the gods that conferred immortality.

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Famous People Named Emrys

  • Emrys Owen RobertsWelsh politician
  • Emrys JamesWelsh actor
  • Emrys HughesBritish politician
  • Emrys HughesWelsh rugby leaguer
  • (John) Emrys W. JonesEnglish actor
  • Emrys EvansWelsh rugby footballer

Emrys in Pop Culture

  • EmrysWelsh version of Roman name Ambrosius, as in Emrys Wledig (Ambrosius Aurelianus), Romano,British warlord; later the uncle of King Arthur; or Myrddin Emrys (Ambrosius Merlin)
  • Emrys Killebrewcharacter in Marvel's Deadpool comics
  • Emrysa character from Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass series