Irma

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See also: irma, irmá, and irmã

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;
  2. A village in Alberta, Canada.
  3. A village in Lombardy, Italy.
  4. An unincorporated community in Wisconsin.

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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.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Irma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Irma Irmat
genitive Irman Irmojen
partitive Irmaa Irmoja
illative Irmaan Irmoihin
singular plural
nominative Irma Irmat
accusative nom.? Irma Irmat
gen. Irman
genitive Irman Irmojen
Irmainrare
partitive Irmaa Irmoja
inessive Irmassa Irmoissa
elative Irmasta Irmoista
illative Irmaan Irmoihin
adessive Irmalla Irmoilla
ablative Irmalta Irmoilta
allative Irmalleˣ Irmoilleˣ
essive Irmana Irmoina
translative Irmaksi Irmoiksi
instructive Irmoin
abessive Irmatta Irmoitta
comitative Irmoineen

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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.