Emmerich

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Etymology[edit]

Probably merged from three medieval Germanic personal names. The second part is rīhhi (ruler).The first part is Proto-Germanic *amal- (vigor, bravery), heim (home), or Proto-Germanic *ermunaz (all,complete). Cognate to Hungarian Imre. Comparable to English Emery and Amory, and distantly to Henry.

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Emmerich

  1. A male given name, borne by an 11th century Hungarian saint.