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Emil Meaning


What does Emil mean?

The name Emil is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Emil is "rival".

Emil is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Eh-mil.

The Given Name Emil

Emil is derived from the Roman family name Aemilius. The name Aemilius was in turn derived from the Latin word aemulus meaning "rival".

Emil is a form of Aemilius. See Aemilius for further details.

Emil is quite an appealing name and a welcome find.

A name fit for a child full of charm and distinction, a little seeker.

Emil is also great as a middle name.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Emil Adolf von Behring, Emil Glad, and Emil Jannings.

Emil Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,370 in baby name popularity for boys with 128 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,262 in baby name popularity for boys with 144 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Emil sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Emil Name Popularity Page.

Emil Related Names

Emil is a form of Aemilius.

Variants of the name Emil include Emile.

The names Eemeli, Emilia, Emiliana, Emiliano, Emilien, Emilija, Emilio are all forms of Emil.

Famous Emils

  • Emil Adolf von Behring ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1901
  • Emil Glad ~ Actor
  • Emil Jannings ~ Actor
  • Emil Jonsson ~ Icelandic Prime Minister (1958-1959)
  • Emil Szramek ~ Saint
  • Emil Theodor Kocher ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1909
  • Emil Zatopek ~ Track Player

Emil Numerology

What will your new littleEmil be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Emil are often quarrelsome and physical but most of all they are read more >>

Emil Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Emil in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Emil.

Just for fun, see the name Emil in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Emil in Nautical Flags page.