Irma

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From German Irma in the nineteenth century. Short form of Germanic names beginning with irm(en)-, erm(en) "whole, entire". Cognate with English Emma.

Proper noun[edit]

Irma

  1. A female given name.
    • 1939 Herbert Ernest Bates, The Flying Goat, Ulverscroft Large Print Books (1995), ISBN 0708934234, page 52:
      - - - , she thanked God for Irma: thanked God that Irma's hair was rich and beautiful, that she had the aristocratic richness of a name like Irma and not the common poverty of a name like May or Flo;

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Czech[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Irma f

  1. A female given name, cognate to Irma.

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Irma

  1. A female given name of German origin.

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Irma

  1. A female given name of German origin.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Irma in the 19th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈirmɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Ir‧ma

Proper noun[edit]

Irma

  1. A female given name.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of female compound given names beginning with the Germanic element irm(en)-, erm(en) "whole, entire". Made popular through nineteenth century German fiction.

Proper noun[edit]

Irma

  1. A female given name.
    • 1865 Berthold Auerbach, Auf der Hohe (translated as On the Heights by Simon Adler Stern):
      Die Angst gewann die Uebermacht, und wie ein Hülfeschrei aus der Tiefe rang sich von die Lippen der Königin der Ruf los: "Irma! Irma!" und Irma! Irma! tönte es wieder und wieder von den Bergen. Die weite Welt ringsum rief den Namen Irma...
      Fear gained the mastery and, with a wailing shriek for help, she cried out: "Irma! Irma!" and "Irma, Irma" was echoed again and again from the mountains. The whole world was shouting Irma's name.

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1888. From German Irma.

Proper noun[edit]

Irma f

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Irma was the only given name of 803 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Irma. First recorded in Sweden in 1868.

Proper noun[edit]

Irma

  1. A female given name.