It largely consists of the mineral corundum (aluminum oxide), mixed with other species such as the iron-bearing spinels hercynite and magnetite, and also rutile (titania). Emery is a very hard rock type used to make abrasive powder. Find out more about the name Emery at BabyNames.com. American Baby Names Meaning: The name Emery is … Emery is a name that's been used by parents who are considering baby names for boys. The name Emery is a Teutonic Baby Names baby name. In Teutonic Baby Names the meaning of the name Emery is: Industrious ruler. Transferred use of the surname, originally from amal meaning "bravery" and rîc meaning "rule, power", which became used in forms like Amauri and Emauri. E mery as a boys' name is pronounced EM-er-ee. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Emery is "brave power". The name Emery means Work Ruler and is of English origin. Norman form of EMMERICH.The Normans introduced it to England, and though it was never popular, it survived until the end of the Middle Ages. See the popularity of the girl's name Emery over time, plus its meaning, origin, common sibling names, and more in BabyCenter's Baby Names tool. Comments and insights on the name Emery. First used as a given name in the 19th-century. As a modern given name, it is likely inspired by the surname Emery, which was itself derived from the medieval given name.It can also be given in reference to the hard black substance called emery. Also a form of Henry.