Gender: Female Origin of Emersyn: Spelling variation of Emerson Emersyn's Popularity in 2018: #147

Emersyn Origin and Meaning

The name Emersyn is a girl's name .

Parents of female Emersyns will say this Emerson variation's Y makes it more feminine -- and to some extent, it does. This, combined with the trendy Y, have flagged this name as on-the-rise.

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Rank in US: #147

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OceanSky Says:


Because it’s no longer “son”, which is of course referring to a boy. Whenever a name ending with “son” has a different spelling—usually “cyn” or “syn”—the child is almost always a girl.

I’ve seen this not only with Emersyn, but with Gracyn, Addisyn and Madisyn, just to name a few, as well.

Gia.berry Says:


I’m not sure how the y makes it more feminine? Also, am I the only one who pronounces this more like Emersin than Emerson?

autumnreverie Says:


How does the Y make it feminine?

autumnreverie Says:


I've been asking this question for years: How does misspelling a name with a Y make it feminine? Where in the English language is Y a feminine letter?

JossieChris Says:


Thinking of using this for our third girl. I don't believe any name is safe for either side. These days, like it or not, anything goes. Absolutely prefer the y for girls and son for boys though just to help people out. Resumes for example. They should have some gender indicator if not using a feminine middle which I do. Except In this case I am crushing on Emersyn Bradley. Bradley being my dh name. We also like Elowyn, again with the y over an e. Emma or Emmi nn is adorable. However, this name is trending towards being the next Madisyn. I don't like overly trendy, girlie names like Paisley and Brooklyn. And would have to accept that there will be a ton of little Emmys.

Ziggy2112 Says:


It still looks boyish.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I actually love Emerson as a female name, and dislike this spelling variant. It isn't logical that people use "y" to replace any vowel. It can replace "i" because the sound remains the same. The argument that girls' names can't end in "son" is ridiculous, given the popularity of Alison/Allison, Madison, Addison, etc. Em names are always going to seem somewhat feminine, which is why even Emmett is now being used for girls, as well as boys.

bythesea03 Says:


I absolutely hate the Emerson-on-a-girl trend these last few years. Emerson is such a handsome, traditional, masculine name. This bastardization of the spelling only makes it worse by adding in the "the y makes it more feminine" trend that's equally horrible. I try not to be harsh in comments, but this one is just my biggest pet peeve.

Zelliew Says:


Changing the spelling doesn't improve it

chibiyui Says:


Because the only way to make Emerson on a girl worse is to add a y. Terrible name.

Kristie Says:


This is my daughter's name and we call her Emme for short. I get compliments on the name choice ALL the time. We are so happy with our choice. It is also a family name. It was an uncle's middle name spelled "Emerson" and we added the "Y" (not to make it a weird spelling!!!) but to make it more feminine.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I honestly would rather see this on a girl than Emerson, though I'm not particularly a fan, at least it doesn't have son in it.

EvaThyssen Says:


JUST NO. I hate boy names for girls and weird kr8tiv spellings.

Countrybelle7 Says:


Love this name! Perfect for a little girl. Love the nick name Emmie too!

Guest Says:


nothing I hate more than y's. How is this #500? ewwwww.