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What does Emory mean?

Emory [emo-ry] 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.

Associated with: brave, power.


Emory has 6 variants: Amery, Amory, Emerey, Emeri, Emmery and Emmory.

Emory has 2 more different relations via Emery: Em and Emerus.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Emore, Emorys, ..

(female) Emoeri, Emota, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Emery (#687 in 2014) and Amerigo are the popular related forms of Emory (#868 in 2014). Adoption of these relations of Emory was at its highest during 1880-1889 (average #842) and is now much reduced, with the version Emory becoming somewhat dated.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emory and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Emory is alike in pronunciation to Aimery, Aimory, Amaury, Amerey, Amiri, Amorey, Aymery, Omari and Omero. Other suggested similar names are Amry, Cory, Dory, Egor, Elmore, Eloy, Emir, Emrys, Emyr, Jory, Kory, Rhory, Rory and Tory. These names tend to be less frequently used than Emory.