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What does Emery mean?

Emery Pronunciation of Emery [emery] 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.

Associated with: brave, power, surname, rule (king), 19th century, saint.


Emery has 12 variants: Amerigo, Amery, Amory, Em, Emerey, Emeri, Emerich, Emerus, Emmerich, Emmery, Emmory and Emory.

Affiliated boy name: Emerson.

2 more related forms via Henry: Einri and Harry.

Creative forms:
(male) Emedy, Every, ..

(female) Emeear, Emeryr, ..

Middle name pairings:
Emery Avi (E.A.), ..

How popular is Emery?

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. Demographics)

Emery entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #248 in the U.S. then, and is at #752 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emery name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emery outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Emery (#752 in 2015) are Amauri (#1491 in 2015), Amerigo, Emerson (#301), Emory (#829), Harry (#781) and Henry (#29). Usage of these forms of Emery reached its most widespread 135 years ago (average #708) and is now much reduced (#883, 85% less usage), with versions like Harry becoming less fashionable. Henry is a constant favorite, although Emerson seems to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emery, Amauri, Amerigo, Emerson, Emory in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Harry, Henry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Harry, Henry outside U.S.

Similar Names

Emery is alike in pronunciation to Aimerey, Aimery, Aimory, Amaury, Amerey, Amiri, Amorey, Aymery, Omari and Omero. Other suggested similar names are Amry, Avery, Eber, Ebert, Eder, Eero, Ellery, Elmer, Emeer, Emir, Emrys, Emyr, Everly, Evert, Ewert, Ezer and Gery. These names tend to be less frequently used than Emery.

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