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pinWhat does Emerson mean?

Emerson /emer-son/ as a boys' name is pronounced EM-er-sun. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Emerson is "Emery's son". Ralph Waldo Emerson, known as the "sage of Concord", was a poet and philosopher who wrote about individual freedom which influenced American values. See also Emery.


Emerson has 1 variant: Em.

Affiliated boy name: Amerigo.

Emerson has 11 more relations via Emery: Amerigo, Amery, Amory, Emerey, Emeri, Emerich, Emerus, Emmerich, Emmery, Emmory and Emory.

Kreatif forms: Emersoneo, Emersonna, Eoemerson. [more]

pinHow popular is Emerson?

Emerson is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#760 out of 1220, Top 62%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#1066 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Emerson for boys. Emerson reached its highest position of #324 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emerson name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emerson outside U.S.

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Emerson and affiliated names. Emery (#687 2 years ago) and Emory (#868) are the popular varying forms of Emerson (#324 2 years ago) rated in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Emmory, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Emerson was widespread among parents during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.6867%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.3737%, down 45.6%). Emerson has historically been picked by parents, and Emory is no longer trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emerson, Emery, Emory in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emerson and related baby names outside U.S.