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The first name 
Emerson

Emerson is a first name for all genders.

Emerson known and loved in the US!

The name Emerson is not currently one of the fashionable names trending in the top 10 rankings, but it is still popular and common. Recently, it has consistently ranked among the top 1,000 most popular first names in the United States. It is currently #252 in the SmartGenius ranking. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Emerson.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name
 
Emerson

What does the name 
Emerson mean?

The name Emerson is of Old English origin and means ‘Emery’s son’. Emery was introduced in the United Kingdom by the Normans towards the end of the Middle Ages and means ‘industrious’ or ‘powerful’.

Patronymic' is what... names like Emerson are called. It means the name or parts of the name are derived from the name of a male ancestor.

Emerson has 7 letters 
and begins with an E

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter E is neither particularly common nor particularly rare as a first letter for given names: 3.8% of all common first names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters of given names are A and J, while U and X are the least common initials of first names.

With seven letters, the name Emerson has a typical length for first names in the US. In fact, 26% of all common first names consist of exactly seven letters. 52% of all first names are shorter, while 22% have eight letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Thus, it follows that with 3.8% of all first names starting with an E, this initial letter occurs exactly as often as all 26 letters on average.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Emerson

If your name is Emerson and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Emerson

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Emerson, you can simply say:

Elephant

Mouse

Elephant

Rocket

Sun

Orange

Nut

This is how the name Emerson is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Emerson in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.

Emerson

Emerson

You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Emerson

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Emerson is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.

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Have you ever waved the name Emerson

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.

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Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Emerson sounds like this: