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Updated February 29, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Loving; for girl or boy

What does Emery mean and stand for?

The name Emery is of Latin origin and means "loving". It derives from the Norman name Emmerich, which was never very popular and only lasted to the Middle Ages.

Syllables: 3

Girl name variations

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Loving; for girl or boy
  • German : Powerful home

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Emery

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and French : from a Germanic personal name, Emaurri, composed of the elements amja ‘busy’, ‘industrious’ + rīc ‘power’. The name was introduced into England from France by the Normans. There has been some confusion with Amory.
  • This name is recorded in Quebec in 1674, having been taken there from Dordogne, France.

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Emery has only recently become popular, breaking the top 100 in 2018. It is slowly increasing in popularity, reaching its peak at 89 in 2020.

However, it is the 25th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Emery was at its peak popularity in August 2018.

Emery became quite a popular unisex name after the birth of Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn's baby. Usaed originally as a surname, Emery is making its way into the world as a popular unisex name. Namesakes include comedian Emery Emery, Olympic speed skater Emery Lehman, and artist Emery Walker.

Where is it Popular?

Emery was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Emery

  • Em
  • Emmer
  • Emmie
  • Ems
  • Ree
  • RiRi

Pairs well with these middle names


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