"son of Emery"

Emerson Origin and Meaning

The name Emerson is a boy's name of German origin meaning "son of Emery".

Emerson is a dignified, somewhat serious name associated with transcendental thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson. Much more popular now for girls since Desperate Housewife Teri Hatcher used it for her daughter, it is definitely still a viable boys name.

# 271 in the US

Emerson Rank in US Top 1000

# 270 on Nameberry

Emerson Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Emerson Popularity

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Famous People Named Emerson

  • Emerson ClarkHockey Player
  • Emerson Barrettdrummer of fashion,art band Palaye Royale
  • Emerson EtemAmerican/Professional Hockey Player
  • Emerson FrostadBaseball Player
  • Emerson SpencerAmerican Sprinter
  • Emerson Hugh De LacyAmerican Politician
  • Emerson CollinsActor and Producer
  • Emerson BrooksAmerican Actor
  • Emerson BorgesBrazilian Football/Soccer player
  • Emerson SwinfordGuitarist
  • Emerson BoozeerAmerican Football Player
  • Emerson FittipaldiBrazilian automobile racing driver
  • Emerson de la Rosafootballer
  • Emerson Hartlead singer of alternative rock band Tonic
  • Emerson Henriquemusician
  • Emerson HyndmanAmerican soccer Player
  • Eric Emerson SchmidtExecutive Chairman of Google
  • Emerson Ulrichson of actress Lisa Langlois and Robert Ulrich
  • Emerson Truettson of actress Rebecca Herbst
  • Emerson Kattson of actor William Katt
  • Emerson Roland Herter (b. 2013)son of TV personalities Blair Herter and Jessica Chobot
  • Emerson Spencer Stone (b. 2014)son of chef Curtis Stone and Lindsay Price
  • Emerson Stajan (b. 2014)late son of ice hockey player Matt Stajan
  • Emerson NewtonJohn, nephew of Olivia Newton,John
  • Zephyr Emerson Parkerson of Sean Parker of Facebook
  • Jacob Emerson Fishmanson of actress Courtney Thorne,Smith
  • Emerson Fox Smithson of Halestorm's bassist Joshua Smith

Emerson in Pop Culture

  • Emerson Codcharacter on TV's Pushing Daisies
  • Emerson DriveCanadian country music band
  • Emerson Strangecomic book character
  • Radcliffe Emersonhusband of Amelia Peabody in Elizabeth Peters' mystery series
  • Emerson Kentcharacter on British TV series Whitechapel
  • Charles Emerson Winchester IIIcharacter on TV's M*A*S*H
  • Emerson Collegeschool in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Carl Emersoncalled Emerson, character on CW's "The 100"

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