Emerson

Emerson - A very unique male name



  Nov 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Emerson, meaning son of Emery, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #407. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Emerson and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Emerson? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Emerson. The baby boy name Emerson was given to 801 baby boys in 2012, ranking #364 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,049 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Emerson peaked in popularity 105 years ago in 1912 on position 348.



Famous with this name

Michael Emerson
Faye Emerson
Tom Emerson


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Emerson is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Emerson is currently topping the baby name charts in Vermont at position #134 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #519.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Emerson is where you live.


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Emerson origin and meaning

Emerson is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means son of Emery. To see famous people named Emerson, pop culture references for the name Emerson and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Emerson

We've found the following names that sound similar to Emerson, sorted by popularity.

Enrique / Enrico / Enrigue / Enrrique /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012364
2011386
2010426
2009443
2008466
2007502
2006529
2005600
2004704
2003702
2002813
2001762
2000952
1999904
1998881
19971167
19961047
19951005
19941398
1993971
19921113
19911139
1990951
19891146
19881106
19871052
19861112
19851030
19841106
19831236
19821437
19811201
19801242
19791262
19781121
19771062
1976961
19751296
19741410
1973934
19721223
19711109
19701038
19691153
19681025
19671072
1966985
1965853
1964788
1963846
1962951
1961885
1960809
1959868
1958906
1957856
1956901
1955887
1954671
1953838
1952807
1951757
1950754
1949688
1948782
1947693
1946664
19451028
1944709
1943629
1942672
1941575
1940595
1939627
1938619
1937587
1936657
1935673
1934576
1933569
1932522
1931552
1930479
1929541
1928475
1927457
1926449
1925408
1924401
1923416
1922387
1921404
1920371
1919354
1918357
1917382
1916393
1915369
1914395
1913440
1912348
1911359
1910407

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Vermont134
Wisconsin231
Kansas241
Ohio246
South Carolina249
Utah258
Maine259
District of Columbia268
Virginia271
Iowa286
Missouri287
North Carolina291
Minnesota303
Maryland305
Indiana309
Tennessee320
Georgia324
Washington333
Kentucky337
Oregon348
Michigan352
Louisiana354
Alabama372
New York379
Oklahoma390
Pennsylvania395
Colorado399
New Jersey401
Arizona412
California420
Massachusetts422
Florida431
Idaho439
New Mexico456
Illinois460
Arkansas504
Texas519

Even more about Emerson


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Emerson a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Emerson?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1912
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Emerson
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,049
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +801

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