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Sunday, 27 March 2011

30 Day About Me Challenge: Day 2: The meaning behind your name.

My name is: Emma Louise Parry

Emma means:

Gender: Feminine
Pronounced: EM-ə (English), E-mah (German)  [key]
Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element ermen meaning "whole" or "universal". It was introduced to England by Emma of Normandy, who was the wife both of king Ethelred II (and by him the mother of Edward the Confessor) and later of king Canute. It was also borne by an 11th-century Austrian saint, who is sometimes called Hemma.
After the Norman conquest this name became common in England. It was revived in the 18th century, perhaps in part due to Matthew Prior's poem 'Henry and Emma' (1709). It was also used by Jane Austen for the central character, the matchmaker Emma Woodhouse, in her novel 'Emma' (1816).


Urban Dictionary ( says that Emma means:

Derived from Germanic ermen meaning "whole" or "universal." Can also be used to describe a person who is fashionable, classy or just hot.
boy 1: "Dude, look at that Emma"
boy 2: "Yo, she is so hot..universally hot.."

Meaning of Parry:
Origin: (origin: Welsh.) Probably a contraction of Ap Harry, the son of Harry. In the Welsh it also signifies ready, prepared, equal, like; Para, endurance, one capable of enduring. The name may be local, from Parys, a mountain in Wales, so called from parhous, inexhaustible (mines); or Pres, brass, copper, ore.

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