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Lets look at its origin and meaning:
It is also a saint name, Saint Emeric of Hungary, the model and patron of young men. He was intended to be the next monarch of Hungary, and his father wrote admonitions to prepare him for this task. To his father’s dismay this never happened as he was killed by a boar while hunting at age 24 (1031). He was buried in the church of Székesfehérvár. Several wondrous healings and conversions happened at his grave, so on 5th November 1083 King Ladislaus I unearthed Emeric’s bones in a big ceremony, and Emeric was canonised for his pious life and purity along with his father and Bishop Gerhard by Pope Gregory VII.
Emeric is also related to the name Amerigo (Amerigo Vespucci) after whom the continent of America is named. Emeric could be a very patriotic name for an inhabitant of the continent to give their son. It is believed that Amerigo was named in honor of Saint Emeric.