Over the past 110 years, 19 789 boys and 22 023 girls have been named Emerson. The name Emerson ranks 713th in the United States among the most common names for boys. For the first time more than ten times newborns were named Emerson in 1910. The peak of popularity of the name Emerson came in the 2000s and 2010s. You can see absolute numbers and relative numbers on the chart. Indicators per 100K more accurately assess the popularity of the name.