What does Emory mean?
Emory /emo-ry/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old German derivation, and the name Emory means "brave power". Emory is a version, with the suffix -ory, of Emery (Old German): transferred use of the surname. See also Amerigo.
How popular is Emory?
Emory is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#743 out of 1220, Top 61%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#5761 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Emory for boys. Emory was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #280 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #868. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Emery (#687 in 2014) is the only other popular related form of Emory (#868 in 2014). Adoption of these boy names was at its highest during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.736%) and is now much lower (usage 0.2225%, ▼69.8%), with the versions Emery and Emory becoming less trendy. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Emory and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)