What does Emery mean?
Emery \e-me-ry\ as a boys' 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▼ has 28 more related forms via Henry: Arrigo, Enrico, Enrikos, Enrique, Enzio, Hal▼, Hank, Harry▼, Heike, Heiko, Heindrick, Heindrik, Heiner, Heinrich, Heinrick, Heinrik, Heinz, Hendrick, Hendrik, Henerik, Henning, Henri, Henrik, Henrique, Henryk, Heriot, Herrior and Hinrich.
Emery is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#686 out of 1220, Top 56%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#1275 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Emery for boys. Emery reached its apex rank of #248 in the U.S. then, and is at #687 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Emery and associated names. Popular variation forms of Emery (#687 in 2014) are Emerson (#324 in 2014), Emory (#868), Enrico, Enrique (#414), Hal, Hank (#602), Harry (#714), Henri, Henrik (#863) and Henry (#33). Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.4465%) and is now much lower (usage 0.3177%, down 28.8%), with the versions Emery, Emory, Hal and Harry becoming less fashionable. Emerson (#324), Enrique (#414) and Hank (#602) are three of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this compilation, with Emerson and Hank enjoying a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)