Meaning and name origin
Emory \e-mo-ry\ as a boy's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Emory is "brave power". Emory is a variant of Emery (Old German): transferred use of the surname, originally from amal meaning "bravery" and rÓc meaning "rule, power", which became used in forms like Amauri and Emauri. See also Amerigo.
Emory is a somewhat popular first name for males (#743 out of 1220, Top 61%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#5586 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Emory for boys. Emory reached its highest rank of #280 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Emory and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Emery (#687) and Emory (#868). (2014 statistics).