What does the baby name Emerson mean? Learn about what Emerson means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Emerson - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Emerson
E-M-E-R-S-O-N, is a 7-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Emerson
EM er son
Meaning of Emerson
Industrious ruler, son of emery, home power, god is satisfaction, oath of god.
Origin of Emerson
The name 'Emerson' has English origins. It is derived from the Old English surname 'Emmerson', which means 'son of Emery'. The name 'Emery' itself comes from the Germanic name 'Emmerich', meaning 'ruler' or 'powerful leader'.
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Popularity of Emerson
The popularity of the name 'Emerson' has been steadily increasing in recent years. It has become a popular choice for parents seeking gender-neutral names for their children. In the United States, 'Emerson' has consistently ranked within the top 200 names for boys.
Emerson currently has 82 likes, and is in the top 4% of liked boy's names. The name Nevin is slightly more popular than Emerson.

Etymology of Emerson

The name 'Emerson' is a combination of the Old English elements 'em' and 'ric'. 'Em' means 'whole' or 'universal', while 'ric' means 'ruler' or 'king'. Therefore, the name can be interpreted as 'universal ruler' or 'king of all'.

Cultural Significance of Emerson

The name 'Emerson' does not hold significant cultural or historical associations. It is a name that has gained popularity in contemporary times and is used by individuals from various cultural backgrounds.