Derived from a German name meaning “son of Emery.” Not a particularly inspiring meaning, so you can make up something cooler if he asks.
Em, Emi, Emmie, Emery.
Famous people named Emerson:
Daughters of Shonda Rhimes; Teri Hatcher; famous poet Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Emerson first appeared on the charts in 1997 at #3773.