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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Emrys

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  • A submission from Michigan, United States 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.

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Borrowing from Latin Ambrosius, from Ancient Greek ἀμβρόσιος (ambrósios, “immortal, divine”).

  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Emrys

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


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


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


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


Emrys was born in Wales.


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Popularity of Emrys as a first name

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Common last names for Emrys

  • Jones
  • Roberts
  • Williams
  • Evans
  • Lewis

Fun Facts about the name Emrys

  • How Popular is the name Emrys? Emrys is the 16,473rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Emrys have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 491 babies born with the first name Emrys in the United States. That's more than enough people named Emrys to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • 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 2017 with a total of 68 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 as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Emrys: Your name in reverse order is Syrme. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Reyms. How do you pronounce that?

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