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

Emory - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Emory
E-M-O-R-Y, is a 5-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Emory
EM ur ee
Meaning of Emory
Industrious ruler, work rule, powerfully courageous, work and ruler, leader, industrious leader.
Origin of Emory
The name 'Emory' has its origins in Old Germanic and Old English languages. It is derived from the Old Germanic name 'Emmerich', which consists of the elements 'ermen', meaning 'whole' or 'universal', and 'ric', meaning 'ruler' or 'king'. Over time, 'Emmerich' evolved into 'Emery' in Old English, and eventually transformed into the modern name 'Emory'.
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Popularity of Emory
The popularity of the name 'Emory' has shown variations throughout history. In the early 20th century, it was a relatively uncommon name, with limited usage. However, in recent decades, the name has gained popularity in the United States.

According to data from the Social Security Administration, 'Emory' ranked as the 281st most popular name for boys born in the United States in 2020. It has been steadily rising in popularity since the 1990s, reflecting a trend of parents seeking unique and distinctive names for their children.
Emory currently has 29 likes, and is in the top 7% of liked boy's names. The name Clovis is slightly more popular than Emory.

Etymology of Emory

The name 'Emory' is etymologically linked to the Old Germanic name 'Emmerich'. The element 'ermen' in 'Emmerich' signifies 'whole' or 'universal', while 'ric' represents 'ruler' or 'king'. When combined, the name 'Emory' can be interpreted as 'universal ruler' or 'king of all'.

Cultural Significance of Emory

While 'Emory' does not possess specific cultural or religious significance, it is a name that reflects the Germanic and English naming traditions. It carries connotations of leadership, power, and universality, which are valued attributes in many cultures.