Emmerich Meaning and Origin

Emmerich is a boy’s name of German origin, meaning: “home power.” From earlier Heimerich, compounded of heim ‘home’ and rīc ‘power’. Emmerich is primarily a German given name, and it has been in use for centuries within German-speaking countries. It is also found in other European countries, albeit less frequently. Emmerich has historical significance as a surname associated with several notable individuals. One well-known figure is Saint Emmerich, also known as Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824), a German Roman Catholic mystic and visionary who was beatified by Pope John Paul II. Emmerich may have variations in different languages. For example, in Hungarian, the equivalent name is Imre. Other names that share a similar etymology or sound include Emmerick, Emery, and Emrick. Emmerich is not as common as some other names, and its usage has been relatively modest. It is more frequently encountered as a surname rather than a given name.

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