Emerson

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42k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Emerson

"Emerson" is a name of English origin, and it means "Son of Emery". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882)
Wiktionary

From Emery +‎ -son.

  1. A patronymic surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. (rare) A female given name
  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer.
  5. A city in Georgia, USA
  6. A city in Iowa
  7. A town in Manitoba
  8. A village in Nebraska
  9. A borough in New Jersey

Notable Persons Named Emerson

Emerson Hyndman is a soccer player for the Fulham F.C., Dallas Texans Soccer Club, FC Dallas, United States men's national under-17 soccer team, United States men's national under-20 soccer team, and United States men's national under-23 soccer team. Emerson was born on April 9th, 1996 in Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Emerson Fittipaldi is a formula one racer.

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Emerson is a soccer player for the A.S. Roma, Santos FC, U.S. Città di Palermo, and Brazil national under-17 football team. Emerson was born on March 13th, 1994 in Santos, Brazil. Emerson is also known as Emerson Palmieri dos Santos.

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Emerson was born on November 10th, 1997.

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Emerson Etem is a hockey player for the Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League. He was most active from 2012 to present. Emerson was born on June 16th, 1992 in Long Beach, California.

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Emerson Spartz is a ceo of spartz media, chief executive officer, and ceoofspartz media. Emerson was born on February 17th, 1987 in LaPorte, Indiana, U.S.A.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson was a philosopher. Ralph was born on May 25th, 1803. He left this life on April 27th, 1882.

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Keith Emerson is a progressive rock, jazz, and classical music musician. He was most prominent from 1966 to present. Keith was given the name Keith Noel Emerson on November 2nd, 1944 in Todmorden, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Michael Emerson is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Michael was born on September 7th, 1954 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.

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Emerson is a soccer player for the A.S. Roma, Santos FC, U.S. Città di Palermo, and Brazil national under-17 football team. Emerson was born on March 13th, 1994 in Santos, Brazil. Emerson is also known as Emerson Palmieri dos Santos.

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Roy Emerson is a tennis player. Roy was born on November 3rd, 1936 in Blackbutt, Queensland, Australia.

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Meredith was born on June 20th, 1983 in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. She breathed her last breath on January 4th, 2008.

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How popular is the baby name Emerson in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 25 0 25
1881 20 0 20
1882 15 0 15
1883 20 0 20
1884 15 0 15
1885 17 0 17
1886 17 0 17
1887 16 0 16
1888 18 0 18
1889 22 0 22
1890 13 0 13
1891 21 0 21
1892 19 0 19
1893 20 0 20
1894 23 0 23
1895 21 0 21
1896 20 0 20
1897 13 0 13
1898 25 0 25
1899 19 0 19
1900 34 0 34
1901 25 0 25
1902 28 0 28
1903 26 0 26
1904 30 0 30
1905 36 0 36
1906 28 0 28
1907 41 0 41
1908 32 0 32
1909 41 0 41
1910 52 0 52
1911 59 0 59
1912 142 0 142
1913 114 0 114
1914 164 0 164
1915 229 0 229
1916 225 0 225
1917 229 0 229
1918 273 0 273
1919 264 0 264
1920 259 0 259
1921 236 0 236
1922 254 0 254
1923 222 0 222
1924 249 0 249
1925 231 0 231
1926 187 0 187
1927 186 0 186
1928 188 0 188
1929 127 0 127
1930 171 0 171
1931 124 0 124
1932 141 0 141
1933 121 0 121
1934 130 0 130
1935 110 0 110
1936 108 0 108
1937 116 0 116
1938 121 0 121
1939 95 0 95
1940 125 0 125
1941 114 0 114
1942 116 0 116
1943 115 0 115
1944 103 0 103
1945 82 0 82
1946 97 0 97
1947 116 0 116
1948 109 0 109
1949 117 0 117
1950 102 0 102
1951 113 0 113
1952 87 0 87
1953 100 0 100
1954 117 0 117
1955 80 0 80
1956 86 0 86
1957 93 0 93
1958 80 0 80
1959 86 0 86
1960 90 0 90
1961 74 0 74
1962 89 0 89
1963 89 0 89
1964 88 0 88
1965 74 0 74
1966 67 0 67
1967 68 0 68
1968 64 0 64
1969 57 0 57
1970 71 0 71
1971 63 0 63
1972 66 0 66
1973 66 0 66
1974 56 0 56
1975 66 0 66
1976 78 0 78
1977 68 0 68
1978 73 0 73
1979 74 0 74
1980 67 0 67
1981 72 0 72
1982 75 0 75
1983 77 0 77
1984 89 0 89
1985 87 0 87
1986 100 0 100
1987 86 0 86
1988 95 0 95
1989 111 0 111
1990 130 0 130
1991 106 0 106
1992 119 0 119
1993 140 11 129
1994 125 13 112
1995 155 16 139
1996 143 16 127
1997 139 20 119
1998 313 146 167
1999 311 143 168
2000 306 136 170
2001 407 183 224
2002 503 280 223
2003 588 324 264
2004 535 268 267
2005 1,070 683 387
2006 1,537 1,068 469
2007 1,617 1,080 537
2008 1,746 1,162 584
2009 1,656 1,017 639
2010 1,645 1,009 636
2011 1,887 1,150 737
2012 2,149 1,312 837
2013 2,502 1,523 979
2014 2,736 1,681 1,055
2015 2,992 1,791 1,201
2016 3,183 1,960 1,223
2017 3,275 1,965 1,310

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Popularity of Emerson as a first name

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Popularity of Emerson as a last name

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Common last names for Emerson

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Moore
  • White
  • Harris
  • Young
  • Wilson
  • Thomas
  • Hill
  • Wright

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Emerson U.S.
  White 84.83% 64.26%
  African American 8.19% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.61% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Emerson

People with the last name Emerson are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Emerson

  • What name lists does Emerson rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Emerson? Emerson is the 1,120th most popular name of all time. As a last name Emerson was the 1,145th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Emerson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 42,180 babies born with the first name Emerson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Emerson to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Emerson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 25 new born babies.
  • When was Emerson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Emerson is Tuesday, January 17th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Emerson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Emerson was in 2017 with a total of 1,965 babies. That's a lot of babies named Emerson!
  • Random Emerson Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Emerson ranks 89th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 22 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Emerson: Your name in reverse order is Nosreme. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rnoesem. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Emerson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 30,702 people with the last name Emerson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Emerson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Emerson as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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