Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. EHM-ə-ree  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Norman French 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, now typically feminine, 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.

Related Names

VariantsEmerie, Emory, Amery
Other Languages & CulturesÉmeric(French) Emmerich(German) Emmerich(Germanic) Imre(Hungarian) Amerigo(Italian) Emrik(Norwegian) Américo, América(Portuguese) Imrich, Imriška(Slovak) América, Américo(Spanish) Emrik(Swedish)
Surname DescendantEmerson(English)
User SubmissionEmery


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Entry updated December 7, 2022