Meaning and name origin
Emery \e-me-ry\ as a boy's name is pronounced EM-er-ee. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Emery is "brave power". Transferred use of the surname, originally from amal meaning "bravery" and rÓc meaning "rule, power", which became used in forms like Amauri and Emauri. Also a form of Henry. First used as a given name in the 19th-century. Saint Emerus was an eighth-century French saint.
For more information, see also the related boy name Emerson.
Emery is a somewhat popular first name for males (#686 out of 1220, Top 56%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1202 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Emery for boys. Emery reached its highest rank of #248 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Emery and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Henry (#33), Emerson (#324), Emery (#687) and Emory (#868). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).