Emily - Meaning Of Emily, What Does Emily Mean?

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Emily Meaning


What does Emily mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Emily is of English 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.

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 7  in baby name popularity for girls with 12562 occurrences.  It ranked 7148 in popular baby names for boys with 11 occurrences. 

View the Emily Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Emily has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Emily to other names.

Emily is a form of the name Aemilia.

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".

Variants 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.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Emily in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

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.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Emily Numerology page.

Emily Numerology
Emily in Hieroglyhics
Emily in Nautical Flags
English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.

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