Meaning and name origin
Emelia \e-me-lia\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Emelia is "rival; laborious; eager". Emelia is a variant of Emily (Latin): feminine of Emil, from the Latin name Aemilia, feminine form of the old Roman surname Aemilius (probably from aemulus).
Emelia has 34 variant forms: Aemiley, Aemilia, Aemilie, Amalea, Amalia, Amalie, Amelie, Emalee, Emali, Emalia, Emalie, Emelea, Emeli, Emelie, Emelly, Emila, Emilea, Emilee, Emiley, Emili, Emilia, Emilie, Emilley, Emillie, Emilly, Emmalee, Emmaleigh, Emmalie, Emmelee, Emmelie, Emmilee, Emmilie, Emmily, Emylee.
Emelia is a very popular first name for females (#2056 out of 4276, Top 48%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Emelia for girls. Emelia reached its highest rank of #465 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Emelia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Emily (#7), Emilia (#164), Emilee (#596), Emelia (#625), Amelie (#667), Emilie (#732), Emmalee (#852), Amalia (#884) and Emelie. (2014 statistics).
Emelia is also pronounced similarly to Aemelia, Amelia, Ameliya, Amelya, Amilia, Emilla and Emmeleia. Other suggested similar baby names are Emelda, Emelina, Emelita, Emely and Evelia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Emelia.