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National Emory Day – August 24, 2024

National Emory Day is celebrated around the world on August 24 every year. On this day, we cheer for all the wonderful and compassionate people named Emory. Interestingly, Emory used to be a surname before it was adopted as a first name. Today, you are more likely to find Emory as an example of a given name. Although it is a gender-neutral name, more parents are likely to name their baby boys Emory than girls. Though Emory sounds distinguished, it is not wildly popular. Regardless, it is a great name for a baby boy. Happy National Emory Day to all Emorys!

History of National Emory Day

Emory is a gender-neutral name (though boys are more likely to be named so) of British origin. For the longest time, Emory was used as a surname, and the family crest bears the motto ‘Fidis et sauvis,’ which means ‘faith and sweet.’ However, today, Emory is most likely to be used as a first name. The meaning has also changed with time. The present-day meaning is ‘home strength,’ meaning someone who shows great bravery and courage during tough times.

Parents who value these admirable traits will naturally pick Emory as a name for their child. It’s well-known as a strong name. It is a rather ancient and stately name. Another meaning of Emory is ‘work rule,’ meaning a person who is hard-working and diligent. They can easily settle conflicts and create harmony. Boys named Emory are natural-born peacemakers and spiritual idealists. They also specialize in religion, philosophy, and less traditional forms of healing. The quest for enlightenment is every Emory’s life-long pursuit. Boys named Emory are also aware of the thoughts and feelings of others, and their friends are blessed to be in their compassionate company. However, they are also known to be active, restless, and impulsive.

Variations of Emory include Emry, Emreigh, Emera, Emery, Eimear, Emer, Enora, Einar, and Emre. Emory is currently not in the top hundred on the Baby Names Popularity Charts and is placed at 477 in the popular baby names list in the United States.

National Emory Day timeline

Emory University

The university is founded in Georgia, U.S.A.

Emory Leon Chaffee

An American physicist wins the I.E.E.E. Medal of Honor.


Ron Emory is one of the original band members.

The Glasshouse Report

Wyatt Emory Cooper is one of the screenwriters.

National Emory Day FAQs

What does the name Emory mean for a girl?

For a girl, Emory means ‘brave’ and ‘powerful.’

Is Emory a biblical name?

Emory is a baby boy name mainly popular in the Christian religion; however, its main origin is Germanic.

How many people in the world are named Emory?

From 1880 up to 2018, the name “Emory” was recorded 22,405 times in the S.S.A. public database.

National Emory Day Activities

  1. Send love to Emory

    Celebrate National Emory Day by sending your love to someone you know who is named Emory. Send them a gift or treat them to their favorite food. This is the day to remind those named Emory how much you love and cherish them.

  2. Spread the word

    Not many people know about the occasion. Why not celebrate National Emory Day by talking about it on social media and helping people celebrate the wonderful Emorys they know?

  3. Find out more about the name

    The name Emory has English and German roots, and its meaning has changed over the years. On National Emory Day, find out more about the meaning of the name and the famous people with the same name.

5 Interesting Facts About Emory University

  1. A diverse background

    Students come from more than 100 countries.

  2. Various languages are spoken on campus

    More than 85 languages are spoken on campus.

  3. The first graduating class was tiny

    In 1841, only three students graduated in its batch.

  4. Chemistry is a leading subject

    The first Ph.D. studied at Emory was Chemistry in 1948.

  5. The University is also a leading employer

    Emory University is the largest employer in Atlanta.

Why We Love National Emory Day

  1. We love Emory

    We celebrate National Emory Day because we love Emory. They are wonderful and kind men who bring us so much joy. They deserve to be celebrated every day!

  2. It’s a way to appreciate

    Celebrations such as National Emory Day are a great way to show appreciation to all the Emorys in your life. If you have been wondering how to express your love for your Emory, today is the day to do it.

  3. It makes it popular again

    National Emory Day is also observed to remind new parents why Emory used to be such a popular name and why they should name their baby boys. It’s a great name that deserves to be popular again.

National Emory Day dates

2024August 24Saturday
2025August 24Sunday
2026August 24Monday
2027August 24Tuesday
2028August 24Thursday

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