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A kind and wise name that means 'brave' and 'powerful', or simply 'Emery's son'. This charming name has borrowed even more personality from the much-admired American philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. He believed that all things are divine and left us wonderfully affirming nuggets such as 'hitch your wagon to a star' and ‘always do what you are afraid to do’. This baby boys' name works wonderfully as a smart and offbeat middle name. It's alternatively spelled Pherson in Scotland and Piers

Rank in the year 2015

Emerson was ranked #566 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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