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Emily Meaning


What does Emily mean?

The name Emily is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Emily is "rival".

Emily is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Eh-mi-ly.

The Given Name Emily

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".

Some famous bearers of this name include: Emily Blunt, and Emily Bronte.

Emily Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 12 in baby name popularity for girls with 8,656 occurrences. It ranked 7,216 in baby name popularity for boys with 11 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 12 in baby name popularity for girls with 9,781 occurrences. It ranked 12,816 in baby name popularity for boys with 5 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Emily has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Emily Name Popularity Page.

Emily Related Names

Emily is a form of Aemilia.

Variants of the name Emily include Emele, Emely, Emilee, Emileigh, Emilie, Emlin, Emmily.

The names Ema, Emelie, Emlyn, Emmly are all forms of Emily.

Emily has the diminutives (nicknames) Emmie, Emmy.

Famous Emilys

  • Emily ~ 4 hurricanes, 2 storms
  • Emily Blunt ~ Actress
  • Emily Bronte ~ Writer
  • Emily Browning ~ Actress
  • Emily Carr ~ Artist
  • Emily Deschanel ~ Actress
  • Emily Donelson ~ U. S. First Lady (1829-1836)
  • Emily Greene Balch ~ Nobel Prize for Peace 1946
  • Emily Trevelyan ~ He Knew He Was Right character
  • Emily VanCamp ~ Actress
  • Emily Watson ~ Actress
  • Emily Webb ~ Our Town character
  • Emily Wickersham ~ Actress

Emily Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Emily.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Emily are often heartfelt and ambitious but most of all they are read more >>

Emily Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Emily.

Just for fun, see the name Emily 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 Emily in Nautical Flags page.