"son of Emery"

Emerson Origin and Meaning

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

The combination of Emily and Emma's popularity -- and the fact that Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher's daughter is named Emerson -- have put this formerly strictly boys’ name, embodying the gravitas of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in the limelight for girls.

Shonda Rhimes, creator/producer/writer/director of Grey's Anatomy, has a daughter named Emerson Pearl. Emerson is now one of the most popular unisex names starting with E.

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Emerson Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

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Famous People Named Emerson

  • Emerson Rose Tenney (b. 1997)daughter of actress Teri Hatcher and Jon Tenney
  • Emerson Pearl Rhimes (b. 2012)daughter of producer/director Shonda Rhimes
  • Emerson Jay Swisher (b. 2013)daughter of Nick and Joanna Garcia,Swisher
  • Emerson Bradley (b. 2016)daughter of baseball player Jackie Bradley Jr.
  • Emerson Harper Mars (b. 2017)daughter of actress Patina Miller and David Mars

Emerson in Pop Culture

  • Emerson Colecharacter in Myra McEntire's Hourglass series
  • Emerson Janedaughter in film "What to Expect When You're Expecting"
  • Emerson Wattsthe main character in film "Airhead"
  • Emersonjewelery brand
  • Emerson Collegea private arts college in Boston, MA
  • Emerson "Emmy" Blackcharacter in the Blackwood Security series by Elise Noble

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