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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Emerson

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Emerson in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Emerson:

  • Records indicate that 9,272 girls in the United States have been named Emerson since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,301 people in the U.S. were given the name Emerson. Those people are now 8 years old.

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    Comments about the name Emerson

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      13 Positive Comments

  • "My daughter's name is Emerson Harlow and she was born in 2004. Her great-grandfather's middle name was Emerson and I was worried about naming her a male name. No one has ever made fun of her name and she gets lots of compliments on it. She is 16 now and she prefers to be called Emme but I hope she goes back to Emerson." Jun. 1, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "It was a risk in 2009 when we named our daughter Emerson Avery..... She is now 8 and tells me almost daily how much she LOVES her name. It's her favorite name, so I feel pretty good I tool the risk." Sep. 19, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to name my daughter Sunny Grace. Both Sunny and Grace have a special meaning to me. But, I do not want to put Sunny down as her name. So, I am thinking about naming her Emerson Grace, Sunny Grace or M.G. as her nickname." Jun. 5, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Emerson and I am a female. Not once have I been tormented or even had a nasty comment said or passed on to me about it being a boys name. I love having it as my name because I makes me stand out and makes sure I don't have numerous people with my name in a class." Jan. 2, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Emerson is a company that makes electronics! Stop naming girls after radios and TV sets. Next, the moms will be naming girls Sony and Nintendo!" Apr. 26, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a television made by Emerson, so I already don't like it! People need to stop naming girls anything with -son at the end! They think it's cute to change a boys name to a girls name! These girls have to go to school and are made fun of by their peers for having a boys name." Oct. 24, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love Emerson! I'm currently pregnant and if it's a girl thinking of calling her ~Emerson Skye Stewart~ I am in love with it really! Don't mind it for a boy, but love it for a girl! :) I have never heard this name before-other than a surname/last name so I love the unique-ness. EM, Emmy, Who actually cares what the heck name meanings are! You don't write the meaning in brackets when filling out forms-mentioning the person, who cares! the start of the name being Em-I find this quite feminine :)" Oct. 15, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named our daughter born 6/4/08 Emersyn because I thought it fit with her brother born on 1/9/07 Easton. They are close in age and it's cute to call out their names together. I don't care what others say, I love their names and it fits them well." May. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name is so cute! It's totaly girly name. Just because it has son at the end means nothing. Plus if most shorten it to emmy,why would a boy want to be called emmy. So,i agree with it being a girl name." Jun. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Emerson Sophia. We love the name. We call her Emmy sometimes for short. I've learned that people either love it, or they hate it so if you're the type of person that worries about that, don't choose this name. But at least her name doesn't allow her to just "blend in with the crowd" so to speak. I'm a teacher so I needed a name that was original. I've seen all to often the names Grace, Mikayla, Alexis, Emma, Emily, get the picture. I also have a daughter named Reagan Kathryn. We love unique names!" May. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Anyone ever heard of "unisex" names? Well, this is one of 'em, and it's lovely for a girl. Especially when paired with a shorter, delicate middle name, such as Emerson Rose, like Teri Hatcher did for her daughter." May. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We plan on naming our daughter Emersyn Reese. We have another daughter Brooklyn and a son Easton. Love that name!" May. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it. My niece has the name, it is shortened to Emmy. I think it's easy to spell and unique." Dec. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "yeah, well when she gets a little older she won't be standing out because this stupid name is getting popular!" Jun. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Too common and back off moms...its a BOYS NAME...gez, we are taking Rory and james and now EMERSON??? Will the boys have any options left...???" Aug. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think a girl might feel funny having a name that means "son of..." It's such a masculine name, you might as well name her Ralph or Walter." Jun. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Emerson and I get lots of compliments on my name all the time. No one has ever made a comment about it being a boys name. It's been spelled 'Emmerson' more than once which is kind of annoying but I love the way it goes with my middle name- Kate." Jul. 31, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a cousin called Emerson, it suits now when she's young but i'm not sure about when shes older in say her fifties. Anywho, we call her Emmy most of the time. I like it but i wouldn't call my child it." Mar. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My niece is Emerson, a lot of people told they they hated it but my sister didn't care. I think the name suits her perfectly and we can call her Emy and Emerson. I adore the name." Apr. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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