Irma (name)

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Gender Female
Word/name Germanic
Other names
Related names Irmeli, Irmelin, Irmin

Irma is a female given name.[1]

It is also used in combination with other names in the abbreviated form "Irm-," for example, Irmine, Irmela, Irmgard, Irmgardis, Irmentraud. The name comes from the Old High German irmin, meaning world. The anglicised form is Emma. Related to the Hebrew word for Mother - "EeMaH."

The name days for Irma are February 19 (Germany), April 7 (Sweden), November 14 (Slovakia), September 18 (Poland), March 31 (Finland), May 3 (Hungary), October 13 (Latvia), and October 25 (USA).


Fictional characters[edit]

  • the title character of Irma la Douce, a 1963 comedy film by Billy Wilder
  • the title character of the My Friend Irma television and radio situation comedies and a 1949 film
  • Irma Bunt, villain from Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • Irma Lair, character in W.I.T.C.H. series
  • Irma, a character from The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé
  • Irma Langinstein, in the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon
  • Irma Pince, librarian in the Harry Potter series
  • Irma Leopold, a character from the novel Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay

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