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What does Emilia mean?

Emilia Pronunciation of Emilia [emil-ia] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Emilia is "rival; laborious; eager". From the Roman clan name Aemilius. See Amelia.

Associated with: roman, clan (surname).


Emilia has 4 variants: Em, Emiliana, Emilyah and Melia.

Affiliated girl names: Amilia and Emily.

24 more related forms via Amelia: Aemelia, Amalea, Amalia, Amalie, Amalija, Amalina, Amalita, Amaliya, Amalya, Amelie, Amelina, Amelita, Ameliya, Amelya, Amilia, Delia, Emelie, Emelina, Emeline, Emelita, Emma, Emmie, Malia and Meelia.

Creative forms:
(female) Emilba, Emilca, ..

(male) Emilda, Emilin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Emilia Shea (E.S.), ..

How popular is Emilia?

Emilia is a very prominent first name for women (#773 out of 4276, Top 18%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Emilia reached its apex position of #145 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emilia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emilia outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Amalia (#828 last year), Amalie, Amelia (#12), Amelie (#641), Amilia (#1564), Delia (#1241), Emelie, Emeline, Emiliana (#1371), Emily (#8), Emma (#1), Emmie (#1074), Malia (#313) and Melia (#1667) are the prominent alternative forms of Emilia (#145 last year). These forms of Emilia were popular a century ago (adoption of 5.36%) and are somewhat less widespread today (adoption 2.77%, 48% less), with forms such as Emma becoming less stylish. Amalia, Amelia, Amelie and Emilia are four of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emilia, Amalia, Amalie, Amelia, Amelie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amilia, Delia, Emelie, Emeline, Emiliana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emily, Emma, Emmie, Malia, Melia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emilia, Amelia, Amelie, Emelie, Emily, Emma outside U.S.

Similar Names

Emilia is pronounced similarly to Aemilie, Amala, Amiliya, Amillia, Amilya, Emali, Emalia, Emalie, Emelea, Emeli, Emelia, Emila, Emilea, Emilee, Emili, Emilla, Emillea, Emilley, Emillie, Emmeleia, Emmelie, Emmilee, Emmilie, Emmily and Emylee. Other suggested similar names are Ceilia, Cilia, Efimia, Egidia, Egilina, Eila, Eilin, Eilis, Eimile, Elia, Elicia, Elidia, Eligia, Elisia, Ellia, Emelda, Emely, Emilija, Emiline, Emille, Emina, Eminta, Emmlee, Emyle, Emylin, Enola, Ercilia, Erminia, Ersilia, Erzilia, Eulia, Evelia, Filia, Gilia, Jamilia, Kamilia, Lilia, Odilia, Ofilia, Philia, Silia and Udilia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Emilia.

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