Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Emery

Emery is the transferred use of an English surname of Norman French origins with roots in the Germanic language. The surname derives from an ancient Germanic personal name “Amalric” from the elements “amal” (meaning ‘bravery’) and “rīc” (meaning ‘powerful’). The French brought the name to England after the 11th century Norman Invasion where it was anglicized to Emmeric and eventually to Emery by the 13th century. Emery has been used as a first name for boys since the 19th century. Today the name is considered unisex.

All About the Baby Name – Emery

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME EMERY

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME EMERY

While more popular for girls than for boys in the 21st century America, the name Emery dates back much farther on the charts as a male name. The boy version of Emery has been in use since at least 1880 (the first year the U.S. government began tracking naming trends). Back at the turn of the 20th century, Emery enjoyed relatively moderate usage, but as the decades progressed the name waned in favor. By the late 1970s, the name Emery completely disappeared off the male charts. Enter 2005 and enter Emery for girls. This is the year that the female version of the name debuted on the girl’s naming charts. Interestingly, Emery name has been far more successful with a dress on. The name climbed over 500 positions on the female charts in five short years. Having come back into popular use, parents of little boys stood up and took notice. In 2007, Emery reappeared on the male naming charts for the first time in about 30 years. However, it’s still nowhere as successful as his female counterpart, Emery is officially unisex. American parents love these androgynous surnames for their little girls, but we have to admit, it’s a pretty darn cool name for a little girl. Much more ‘powerful’ than the other popular surnames for girls such as Haley, Riley, Bailey or Marley. Emery gets our vote.

Quick Facts

ON EMERY

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

741

PRONUNCIATION:

EM-ə-ree

SIMPLE MEANING:

Bravery, power

Characteristics

OF EMERY

Communicative

Creative

Optimistic

Popular

Social

Dramatic

Happy

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Emery

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME EMERY

Enoch Emery is a character in Flannery O’Connor’s first novel, Wise Blood, published in 1952. The plot involves the return of a World War II veteran who forms an atheistic ministry in a small Southern town. He meets Enoch, who is a certifiably crazy eighteen year old who has been kicked out of the house by his unloving father. Enoch introduces the protagonist to the concept of “wise blood”, the notion that he has innate knowledge of the direction one’s life should be taking. Enoch is a sad character, disenfranchised, and really caring only about “Gonga the Gorilla” of movie fame. When he sees a man in a gorilla suit promoting a coming film at the theater, Enoch kills the man, steals the suit, and finds his true identity. Still unaware of his negative impact on the rest of humanity, Enoch is now fulfilled – his “wise blood” has led him to his true identity. It is redemption of a sort.

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Emery

Popular Songs

ON EMERY

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Emery


Famous People

NAMED EMERY

Emery Moorehead (football player)
Emery Moorehead (football player)
Emery Moorehead (football player)

Children of Famous People

NAMED EMERY

Angie Harmon;

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME EMERY

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Emery