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Emery is a traditionally masculine name that's now often used for any gender. It has roots in the German language and means "brave," "powerful" or "ruler." Emery comes from the Old German name Emmerich, which can mean "labour ruler."

Other names that mean "brave" or "powerful" include Andrea, Abir, Braia, Aimilios, Arnold, Donnelly, Denzel, Egon, Griffin, Griffith, Harvey, Oswald, Pacome, Valerio, Willard, and Warrick. Names with similar sounds to Emery include Emil, Emme, Everly, Ever, Every, Emily, Emory, Ellery, Everly, Avery, and Emerson.

Famous Emerys in history and pop culture include author Emery Lord, athlete and Canadian politician Emery Barnes, U.S. Congressional Representative George Washington Emery Dorsey, comedian Emery Emery, American Olympic speed skater Emery Lehman, football player Emery Moorehead, and photographer Emery Walker. It's also common as a surname, such as for designer Benoit Pierre Emery and football coach Unai Emery.

In the United States, the name Emery was relatively popular throughout the 1950s and started dropping off in the '60s. Its least popular years ever were 1982-2007, at which point it started climbing again. It's currently ranked #93 in U.S. births.

Emery in quotes:

“I believe in nature, in science, in jazz, in dancing. And I believe in people. In their resilience, in their goodness. This is my credo; this is my hymn. Maybe it's not enough for heaven, and maybe I'm even wrong. But if I can walk through the fire and, with blistered skin, still have faith in better days? I have to believe that's good enough.”
― Emery Lord, The Names They Gave Us

"We need to push. We need to have ambition. We need to have desire to improve every day." — Unai Emery

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