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Pronunciation

ɛmərsən

Origin

English

Meaning

A pretty and delicate name with a beautifully positive meaning! Emerson in fact means 'brave' and 'powerful', and maybe that's what gives this name its contemporary, upbeat character! This distinctive unisex name shortens to the sweetie-pie Em or Emmy. Beautiful as a first or as a second given name, we're also seeing Emersons paired up, leading to a lovely ricochet sound, as in Emerson-Lea or Emerson-Jay!

Rank in the year 2015

Emerson was ranked #399 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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