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What does Emery mean?

Emery Pronunciation of 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


VARIANTS Amerigo, Amery, Amory, Em, Emerey, Emeri, Emerich, Emmerich, Emerus, Emmery, Emmory, Emory

SEE ALSO Emerson


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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 #769 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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?

Popular variation forms of Emery (#769 IN 2018) are Amauri (#1684), Amerigo, Emerson (#281), Emory (#788), Harry (#620) and Henry (#16). Usage of these forms of Emery reached its most widespread 138 years ago (AVERAGE #708) and is now much reduced (#879, 83% 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-sounding 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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