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. See also Italian Enrico and Amerigo, from the latter of which America is derived.

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Emmerich

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