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Emerson meaning and name origin
Emerson \e-mer-son, em(e)-rson\ as a boy's 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 form: Em.
For more information, see also the related name Amerigo.
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Popularity of Emerson
Emerson is a somewhat popular first name for males (#760 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#926 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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