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What does Emerson mean?

Emerson Pronunciation of Emerson as a boys' name is pronounced EM-er-sun. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Emerson is "Emery's son". Ralph Waldo Emerson, known as the "sage of Concord", was a poet and philosopher who wrote about individual freedom which influenced American values. See also Emery.





SEE ALSO Amerigo

RELATIONS VIA EMERY Emerey, Emeri, Emerich, Emerus



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How popular is Emerson?

Emerson is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#760 out of 1220, Top 62%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#1066 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Emerson reached its highest position of #275 in the U.S. in the year 2017, and is at #281 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Emery (#769 FROM RECENT DATA) and Amerigo are the popular varying forms of Emerson (#281) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Emeri, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Emerson was widespread among parents in the year 2017 (ADOPTION OF 0.1%) and has remained as widespread to this day (ADOPTION 0.1%, DOWN 2.7%). Emerson has historically been the top pick of parents.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Abelson, Aeron, Aeson, Aleron, Anderson, Benson, Berton, Cameron, Carson, Cimeron, Deron, Derron, Dervon, Eddison, Edgerton, Edison, Edson, Eero, Efron, Egerton, Eliron, Elison, Ellison, Ellson, Ellyson, Elson, Emelen, Emelio, Emilion, Ephron, Ericson, Eron, Esiason, Everton, Evron, Ferron, Garson, Geron, Gershon, Gerson, Greyson, Hermon, Hewson, Jenson, Jeron, Jerron, Kameron, Karson, Kieron, Kierron, Larson, Leeron, Leron, Merton, Nelson, Oberon, Oberron, Orson, Parson, Paterson, Pearson, Person, Pierson, Piersson, Shermon, Simeron, Stetson, Swenson, Teron, Terron, Therron, Tyeson, Urson, Verlon and Vernon. These names tend to be less frequently used than Emerson.

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