Emory is a unisex name of English origin that means “industrious”. Although Emory was more common as a boy’s name in the early 20th century, popularity fell in the mid-1970’s. Since 2011 Emory is more popular as a girl’s name.
Meaning of the name Emory:
Origin of the name Emory:
Emory is a unisex baby name of English origin that means “industrious”. Emory is a variant spelling of Emery and derived from the Germanic name Emmerich that was introduced to English by the Normans.
Symbolism of the name Emory:
Emery is a type of stone that is ground into a powder and used as an abrasive material. Many are familiar with the emery board but it is also used in flooring and to grind rice.
Style of the name Emory:
Gender of the name Emory:
Emory is a great name for both boys and girls.
Pronunciation of the name Emory:
Number of syllables in the name Emory:
Emotion evoked from the name Emory:
Emory evokes feelings of intelligence and hard work.
Alternative spellings for the name Emory:
Emery, Amery, Emerie
Nicknames for the name Emory:
Popularity of the name Emory:
According to the Social Security Administration, Emory is a unisex baby name. As a boy’s name Emory was in the top 1000 names from 1900 to 1974 and then returned in 2012. As a girl’s name Emory entered the top 1000 in 2011.
Related names for the name Emory:
Great middle names for the name Emory and their meanings:
- Monroe (mouth of the river)
- Gray (gray)
- Jules (youthful)
- Kit (young fox)
- Rupert (bright fame)
Famous people with the name Emory:
- Emory Johnson (American actor)
- Emory Isaac Cohen (American actor)
- Emory Parnell (American actor)
- Emory Blake (American NFL player)
Emorys in popular culture:
- Peter Emory (television, “American Gothic”)
- Erwin “Whistler” Emory (film, “Sneakers”)
- Emory Dick (television, “Popular”)
- Lucky Emory (television, “Them”)