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Origin and Meaning of Emrys

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  1. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Emrys is of Welsh origin and means "Emrys is the Welsh form of Ambrosius or Ambrose, meaning 'immortal.'".
  2. A submission from Michigan, U.S. says the name Emrys means "The Welsh version of the Greek name Ambrose. In both names, it means immortal or immortal one. In Arthurian Legend, Merlin is also known as Merlin Emrys" and is of Welsh origin.
  3. A user from the United States says the name Emrys is of Welsh origin and means "Welsh form of Ambrose, 'immortal'".
  4. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Emrys is of Fiction origin and means "Immortal or immortal one".
  5. 2 people from the United Kingdom and the United States agree the name Emrys is of Welsh origin and means "Immortal".
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From Proto-Brythonic *ėmrös, from Latin Ambrosius, from Ancient Greek ἀμβρόσιος (ambrósios, “immortal, divine”).

  1. A male given name from Ancient Greek

Notable Persons Named Emrys

Notable Persons Named Emrys

Emrys Jones

Emrys Jones was an actor. Emrys was given the name John Emrys W. Jones on September 22nd, 1915 in Manchester. He left this life on July 10th, 1972.

Emrys Roberts

Emrys was born on September 22nd, 1910. He left this life on October 29th, 1990.

Emrys G. Bowen

Emrys was born on December 28th, 1900. He breathed his last breath on November 8th, 1983.

Emrys Davies

Emrys was born on June 27th, 1904. He breathed his last breath on November 10th, 1975.

Emrys Evans

Emrys was born in 1891. He passed away in 1965.

Emrys Hughes

Emrys was born in Wales.


Fun Facts about the name Emrys

  • How Popular is the name Emrys? Emrys is the 13,604th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Emrys have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 702 babies born with the first name Emrys in the United States. That's more than enough people named Emrys to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Emrys? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Emrys first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Emrys is Monday, July 5th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Emrys born? The highest recorded use of the first name Emrys was in 2019 with a total of 98 babies.
  • Random Emrys Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Emrys is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Emrys: The name spelled backwards is Syrme. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Merys. How do you pronounce that?
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