Emerson \e-mer-son, em(e)-rson\ as a boy's name is pronounced EM-er-sun. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Emerson is "Emery's son". Ralph Waldo Emerson was a poet and philosopher who wrote about individual freedom and self-reliance which influenced American values. See also Emery.
Emerson has 1 variant form: Em.
A baby name that sounds like Emerson is Emrys.