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Meaning and Name Origin

Emerson \e-mer-son, em(e)-rson\ 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.


Variations

Emerson has 1 variant: Em.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Amerigo.

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


Popularity

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 (#926 out of 88799, 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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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 last year) and Emory (#868) are the popular varying forms of Emerson (#324 last year). Adoption of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1880-1889 and is now significantly less, with the versions Emery and Emory becoming less trendy. Emerson (#324) is the most trendy name for newborns in this compilation, with this name having a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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.

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