Emerson - girls name

Emerson name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 37%

Emerson name meaning:

The name Emerson is of English origin and is typically used as a boy's name. It is derived from the Old English elements "Emery" meaning "brave" and "rīce" meaning "ruler" or "king." Therefore, the name Emerson could be interpreted to mean "brave ruler" or "brave king."

Emerson is a strong and masculine name that carries a sense of leadership and courage. Individuals with this name may exhibit qualities such as bravery, determination, and the ability to take charge. As a name, Emerson conveys power and authority, suggesting that those who bear it may possess a natural inclination to lead and govern.

The name Emerson has become increasingly popular in recent years, perhaps due to its combination of strength and sophistication. Its meaning of "brave ruler" adds a sense of importance and valor to the name, making it an appealing choice for parents seeking a strong and distinguished name for their son.

Origin: English

Brave, powerful.


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Overall UK ranking: 3519 out of 5581

6 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1490)

Historical popularity of Emerson

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