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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Famous People Named Emyr

  • Emyr Wyn HuwsWelsh footballer
  • Emyr Jones ParryBritish diplomat
  • Emyr HumphreysWelsh novelist and poet
  • Emyr PhillipsWelsh rugby union player
  • Emyr LewisWelsh rugby union player
  • Emyr Wyn LewisWelsh rugby union player
  • Emyr Morus "Griff" GriffithWelsh country music singer of duo Miki & Griff

Emyr in Pop Culture

  • Emyr Llydaw ("Emperor of Brittany")figure in Arthurian legend

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