US Popularity:200
Meaning:Brave, powerful; Child of Emery
Emerson is a gender-neutral name with German origins. Meaning “brave,” “powerful,” and “child of Emery,” this name has a strong definition to be proud of. Emerson is a quirky combination of the more common names Emma and Emily. In the past, Emerson was used more for baby girls but the tide has changed in recent years. So much so that Emerson is now one of the most popular gender-neutral names beginning with E.

Famous People Named Emerson

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Roy Emerson
    Tennis Player

Emerson Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Emerson is currently #91 on The Bump
Boy:Emerson is currently #63 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Emerson is currently #55 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Emerson is currently #200 in U.S. births
Boy:Emerson is currently #510 in U.S. births
Girl:Emerson is currently #369 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 20
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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