Emerson - Meaning of Emerson
[ 3 syll. e-mer-son, em-ers-on ] The baby girl name Emerson is also used as a boy name, though it is more popular for girls. It is pronounced EHM-erSahN †. Emerson's origin and use are both in the English language. The meaning of Emerson is 'son of Emery'. The first name is derived from the English surname. The surname was borne by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American philosopher of the Transcendentalist movement. Forms of Emerson include the name Em, the English Emersyn, and the English Emmerson.
Emerson is popular as a baby girl name, and it is also perceived as trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 2000s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2012, 0.068% of baby girls were named Emerson. It was #244 in rank then. Out of all girl names in its family, Emerson was the most popular in 2012. Emerson was thrice as popular as the next ranked name, Emersyn, in that year. Although there were times prior to 2008 that Emerson was more popular with boys, today it is used more commonly as a baby girl name. In 2011, 63% more baby girls than boys were given the name Emerson.
Baby names that sound like Emerson include the English Emmerson and the English Emersyn.
† Pronunciation for Emerson: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"