Given Name EMERY

GENDER: Masculine & Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: EM-ə-ree  [details]

Meaning & History

Norman form of EMMERICH. The Normans introduced it to England, and though it was never popular, it survived until the end of the Middle Ages. As a modern given name, it is likely inspired by the surname Emery, which was itself derived from the medieval given name. It can also be given in reference to the hard black substance called emery.
VARIANTS: Emory, Amery
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Emmerich (Ancient Germanic), Émeric (French), Emmerich (German), Imre, Imrus (Hungarian), Amerigo (Italian), Américo (Portuguese), Imrich (Slovak), Américo (Spanish)


black, dark, earth, male to female, nature, surnames, y vowels
Entry updated October 11, 2012