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Personally, I would like this more as a girls name and not a boys name. To me it sounds pretty feminine and not one a boy would like to grow up with.
ayn_shula  6/2/2006
I love this name for a little boy. It works great as a middle name.
dani_08  7/25/2006
There is a band named Emery.
dani_08  7/25/2006
I prefer this name for a boy. It is a nice masculine sounding name.
― Anonymous User  9/11/2006
Pixar Animation Studio is in Emeryville, California.
Rockos_Modern_Life_1  1/5/2007
I like the name Emery! I prefer it on a boy. Although I know people have been using it on girls which isn't bad. It's just a masculine name to me that does have enough sensitivity in it to use for a girl. But I just prefer it on a boy!
EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  1/17/2007
I have seen this name used for a female, and it was spelt Emari.
shinesunlight  1/25/2007
My friend named her daughter Emery Janei and it's beautiful on her. Cute and spunky just like she is!
― Anonymous User  6/12/2007
Unfortunately, it's used more often on girls now, and its popularity is increasing! I prefer it for a boy.
earthnut  9/13/2007
The instant association for me is "Emery board", i.e. the type of nail file made out of cardboard and Emery paper (similar to sandpaper). For this reason, it seems odd and unsuitable as a given name for either sex - who'd name their child after a nail file?
Tytan  3/10/2008
This is a lovely name. On a BOY.
Emerson  7/4/2008
Makes me think green. I don't know why. But it does.
Akito  8/7/2008
I think this is a lovely name on a boy, but if I were to meet a girl with this name I'd think her parents hated that she was a female.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2008
On December 18, 2008, actress Angie Harmon and husband Jason Sehorn welcomed their third child, a daughter named Emery Hope Sehorn.
― Anonymous User  2/26/2009
I would name either a boy or a girl this. I think for one gender you can look at it one way and for the other a completely different way. For a boy I think it's a very sweet and masculine name but for a girl I think it's very pretty. I know it seems odd to be two different ways, but I think it works.
lil_bri_11  11/22/2009
It also reminds me of an Emerald, which I believe a girl would be wearing, not a boy. I'm thinking about naming my first girl this. I think it's most lovely on a GIRL.
lil_bri_11  1/19/2010
Reminds me of a person with an Asian accent mispronouncing Emily.
Vergewaltiger  5/28/2010
Good one Vergewatiger! I'm Asian and you've cracked me up! XD Anyway, although Emery does resemble "Emily" one way or another and I do like the name "Emily", I don't feel like using this name. Emerson sounds much better.
XYKLONE  4/9/2018
I don't think this name is feminine at all, but Emery was a popular boys name where I grew up.
sweetcola  5/31/2010
This is my name and I really like it. People tell me that it is unusual and pretty. I am female, but I don't think that the gender matters because most people have never heard of it so they don't associate the name with a certain gender. It is often confused with Emily and Annemarie.
yremeg  7/14/2010
I absolutely love this name for a girl. I think it needs a feminine middle name, but it's gorgeous.
thepittsburghgirl  4/6/2011
Sounds like an Asian person saying "Emily".
Still love it.
ooolive  5/12/2011
Hmm. It's different. Reminds me of Henry and Ebony... I kind of like it.
Black_X  9/16/2011
This was originally a boy name, it should remain that way. I would've never thought of it as feminine, it's actually a very nice, masculine sounding name that you probably won't hear very often.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2013
This name meaning universal power is a strong, handsome name for a boy. Perhaps a bit tacky for a girl.
Tiger Lilly  7/28/2013
This name is so pretty on a girl! I love it! This is one of those names where strangely people argue about this but this is a very beautiful FEMININE name. It's much too... dainty for a boy, same with Emerson in my opinion.
― Anonymous User  9/23/2015
I was once in summer camp with girls named Emma, Emily, and Emery. It was confusing. Call anyone in the cabin Em, and you'll probably be right.

Emery is a very nice name, but I somehow can't think of it on a boy. Be careful though, people are going to confuse it with Emily whatever you do.
― Anonymous User  11/9/2015
I've only heard this name said as 'Em-ree' but I guess you can say it as two different ways depending on your accent and where you're from.

I prefer this name for a boy only (Emory included) and I don't see it unisex or suitable to a girl at all and it's so sad how many people think this is a feminine name just because it's so close in sound to the name "Emily"
How about this:
Emily: girl
Emery\Emory: boy. Emerson as well.

Emery\Emory & Emerson are ridiculous on a girl.
― Anonymous User  2/29/2016
Much better on a girl but spelled Emerie. I like it only on girls. Emerson on boys, but Emerie on girls.
Eileen1209864  6/19/2016
I like Emery as a unisex name. I can just as easily see it on a boy or a girl (or any gender identity, really), but then again, I also love traditionally male names for girls (Ryan, Dylan, etc.). I particularly like it as a nickname for Emerson, which I also love as a unisex name.
RoseWeasley95  2/9/2017
Sounds too feminine to be a boy's name. I love this name on a girl. It's a perfect nickname for Emerson!
Katesnames15  4/23/2017
The name Emery was given to 337 boys born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Emery are male.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
"The name Emery was given to 337 boys born in the US in 2016."

You are correct - according to the US Social Security Administration, the name Emery *was* given to 337 boys born in the US in 2016.

It was also given to 2,410 girls.

So if you're trying to claim it's a boy's name, the facts say that's no longer true.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2017
So handsome for a boy. For a girl? It's an old fashioned man's name used on a girl at the present. Such an unoriginal idea.
Quro  6/10/2017
I like the fact that it is a strong name. I think it works for both sexes.
― Anonymous User  6/24/2017
An Emery board is a board covered with an abrasive material that cats can scratch their claws on.
Rhubarb  7/16/2017
We have decided on Emersyn Josephine for a girl. RemyJoe for short. Had a tough time with Emery sounding like a nail file.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2017
My father in law is Emory Eugene, his brother is Emory Ellis and their father was Emory Lee however my first granddaughter will be born in August and she will be Emery Danielle. The name is not often heard and was mainly in male roles however I know that in recent years it has gained popularity in female names! For us it is a family name and matched with her aunt's middle name Danielle- we love it.
jcross96  4/5/2018
Pretty nice for a boy, though don’t really like it for a girl. If you want something with a similar meaning, try Melanie, a pretty name that is made for a female.
DanielRivera  5/22/2018

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