Emerson Name Meaning & Origin

Emerson

Pronunciation: EH-mer-suhn (key)

If you want a creative but serious-sounding name for your child, a historical namesake is a perfect solution. Ralph Waldo Emerson exhorted young people to "hitch your wagon to a star" and "always do what you are afraid to do." Those could be inspiring messages to grow up with. Emerson is also attracting parents of girls, who see Em- names as kin to Emily and Emma.

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Comments and insights on the name Emerson: | Edit

A lovely and very strong name; fits in with the last-name trend but is still rare. Very preppy/anglo but not obnoxious in any way. Though it can be unisex, it is still quite masculine. Sporty/athletic. Popular in South America.

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Not common but not too unusual.

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Em, E-mo, Emmo, Emy, Emers, Sonny, Emmi, Ems, Emmy

Meanings and history of the name Emerson: | Edit

Means "son of Emery." Emery comes from Old German (related to Emmerich); its roots meant home + strength

Famous real-life people named Emerson: | Edit

Legendary Racecar Driver Emerson Fittipaldi

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American essayist, philosopher, poet and leader of the transcendentalist movement.

Emerson Spartz- co-author of Mugglenet's What Should Happen in Harry Potter book 7 and Mugglenet's Harry Potter Should have Died: Controversial Views from the #1 fan site. Creator and CEO of several popular websites including: famous Harry Potter website Mugglenet, GivesMeHope, LoveGivesMeHope, KidsGiveMeHope, and OMG Facts, among others.

Emerson in song, story & screen: | Edit

One of the great dames of mystery writing, Elizabeth Peters, chose Emerson as the surname of her family of protagonists in the Amelia Peabody series. The main heroine almost exclusively calls her husband by his surname (Emerson) alone.

Emerson Cod, character from the ABC series "Pushing Daisies."

Emerson Ferreria da Rosa is a retired Brazilian Footballer

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