What 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.
Associated with: old english.
Emerson▲ has 1 variant: Em.
Affiliated boy name: Amerigo.Creative forms:
(male) Eberson, Emerion, ..
(female) Emerron, Emerwen, .. Middle name pairings:
Emerson Jonah (E.J.), ..
How 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)
Emerson reached its highest position of #301 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Emery (#752 from recent data) and Amerigo are the popular varying forms of Emerson (#301 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Emeri, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Emerson was widespread among parents in 2015 (adoption of 0.1%). Emerson has historically been the top pick of parents.
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