The name Emily is of English origin. |
The meaning of Emily is "rival".
generally used as a girl's name.
It consists of 5 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced E-mi-ly.
In 2012, it ranked 6 out of the top 1000 most popular U.S. girls names.
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Emily is a form of the earlier name Aemilia which in turn may have its origins in an earlier form of the name.
Emily is derived from Aemilia, the Latin feminine form of the Roman family name Aemilius. The name Aemilius was in turn derived from the Latin word aemulus meaning "rival".
Variant spellings of the name Emily include Emely, Emilee, Emileigh, Emilia, Emilie, Emlin, Emmily.
The names Ema, Emelie, Emlyn, Emmly are all forms of Emily.
Emily has the diminutives (nicknames) Emmie, Emmy.
Some famous bearers of this name include: Emily Post, Emily Dickinson.
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