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Imre

Imre is a Hungarian masculine first name, which is also in Estonian use. The origin of the name is not clear. Some argue that it derived from the GothicAmalareiks, or from the High German Emmerich which its Latinized version is Emericus. While others claim that it derived from the Turkish emir (leader) or Emre, a traditional Turkic given name.

It may refer to any of the following individuals (who generally held Hungarian nationality, unless otherwise noted):

  • Imre Ámos (1907–1944/45), painter
  • Imre Antal (1935–2008), pianist
  • Imre Bajor (1957—2014), actor
  • Imre Bródy (1891–1944), physicist
  • Imre Bujdosó (b. 1959), Olympic fencer
  • Imre Csáky (cardinal) (1672–1732), Roman Catholic cardinal
  • Imre Csermelyi (b. 1988), football player
  • Imre Cseszneky (1804–?), agriculturist and patriot
  • Imre Csiszár (b. 1938), mathematician
  • Imre Csösz (b. 1969), Olympic judoka
  • Imre Deme (b. 1983), football player
  • Imre Erdődy (1889–1973), Olympic gymnast
  • Imre Farkas, 19th century musician
  • Imre Farkas (b. 1935), Olympic canoeist
  • Imre Finta (1911–2003), indicted war criminal
  • Imre Földi, Olympic weightlifter
  • Imre Friedmann (1921–2007), biologist
  • Imre Frivaldszky (1799–1870), botanist and entomologist
  • Imre Garaba (b. 1958), football player
  • Imre Gedővári (b. 1951), Olympic fencer
  • Imre Gellért (1888–1981), Olympic gymnast
  • Imre Gyöngyössy (1930–1994), film director and screenwriter
  • Imre Harangi (1913–1979), Olympic boxer
  • Imre Hódos (1928–1989), Olympic wrestler
  • Imre Hollai (b. 1925), diplomat, President of the United Nations General Assembly
  • Imre Jenei (b. 1937), Romanian (Hungarian ethnic) football player and coach
  • Imre Kálmán (1882–1953), operetta composer
  • Imre Kertész (1929–2016), author and winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Imre König (1899–1992), chess master
  • Imre Komora (b. 1940), football player
  • Imre Lakatos (1922–1974), philosopher of mathematics and science
  • Imre Leader, British mathematician
  • Imre Madách (1823–1864), writer, poet, lawyer and politician
  • Imre Makovecz (b. 1935), architect
  • Imre Mándi (1916–1945), Olympic boxer
  • Imre Mudin (1887–1918), Olympic track and field athlete
  • Imre Nagy (1896–1958), politician, twice Prime Minister of Hungary, key figure of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956
  • Imre Nagy (b. 1933), Olympic pentathlete
  • Imre Németh (1917–1989), Olympic hammer thrower
  • Imre of Hungary (ca. 1000-1007–1031), prince and Roman Catholic saint
  • Imre of Hungary (1174–1204), King of Hungary
  • Imre Páli (1909–?), Olympic handballer
  • Imre Polyák (b. 1932), Olympic wrestler
  • Imre Pozsgay (b. 1933), reform Communist politician
  • Imre Pulai (b. 1967), Olympic canoer
  • Imre Rapp (b. 1937), football player
  • Imre Salusinszky (b. 1955), Australian newspaper columnist
  • Imre Schlosser (1889–1959), football player
  • Imre Senkey (1898–?), football player and manager
  • Imre Steindl (1839–1902), architect
  • Imre Szabics (b. 1981), football player
  • Imre Szekeres (b. 1950), politician and Minister of Defence
  • Imre Szellő (b. 1983), Olympic boxer
  • Imre Szentpály (1904–1987), Olympic polo player
  • Imre Thököly (1657–1705), statesman, leader of an anti- Habsburg uprising, Prince of Transylvania
  • Imre Tóth (b. 1985), Grand Prix motorcycle racer
  • Imre Varadi (b. 1959), English football player
  • Imre Weisshaus (1905–1987), pianist
  • Imre Zachár (1890–1954), Olympic water polo player and swimmer
  • Imre Zámbó (b. 1958), pop singer by the name of Jimmy Zámbó

Imre (disambiguation)

Imre is a Hungarian masculine given name.

Imre may also refer to:

  • Imre (surname)
  • Imre: A Memorandum, 1906 novel by Edward Irenaeus Prime-Stevenson

Imre (surname)

The surname Imre may refer to:

  • Erhan Emre
  • Sándor Imre (1877-1945), Hungarian educator and briefly Minister of Religion and Education of Hungary
  • Vilmos Imre (born 1968), Hungarian handball coach and former player