Quick Facts on Emery
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Etymology & Historical Origin - 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.
Popularity of the 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 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.
Popularity of the Unisex Name Emery
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Emery
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Emery
Emery We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Emery.
Popular Songs on Emery
Emery - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Emery.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Emery
Emery - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Emery.
Famous People Named Emery
Famous People Named Emery - Emery Moorehead (football player)
Children of Famous People Named Emery
Famous People Who Named Their Child Emery - Angie Harmon (actress, daughter named Emery); Jason Sehorn (football player, daughter named Emery)
Emery - Unisex Baby Name - Historic Figures
Emery - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Emery.
Personality of the Unisex 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.
Variations of the Baby Name - Emery