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pinWhat does Emily mean?

Emily /emi-ly/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced EM-i-ee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Emily is "rival; laborious; eager".

Feminine of Emil, from the Latin name Aemilia, feminine form of the old Roman surname Aemilius (probably from aemulus). Literary: the form Emelye was used in the 14th century by Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale", which was a translation of Emilia, the form in Chaucer's source, Boccaccio's Teseida. There is overlap in usage between variants of Emily, Amelia, Emma and Emmeline. 19th-century novelist and poet Emily Brontė; poet Emily Dickinson; ettiquette maven Emily Post; actress Emily Watson.


Emily has 75 variants: Aemiley, Aemilia, Aemilie, Aimil, Amalea, Amalia, Amalie, Amelie, Ameline, Amelita, Amy, Eimile, Em, Emalee, Emali, Emalia, Emalie, Emaline, Emelda, Emelea, Emeli, Emelia, Emelia, Emelie, Emelina, Emeline, Emelita, Emelly, Emely, Emely, Emelyn, Emelyne, Emera, Emila, Emilea, Emilee, Emiley, Emili, Emilia, Emilie, Emilija, Emiline, Emilla, Emille, Emillea, Emilley, Emillie, Emilly, Emlyn, Emlynn, Emlynne, Emmalee, Emmaleigh, Emmalie, Emmaline, Emmalyn, Emmalynn, Emmalynne, Emmelee, Emmelie, Emmely, Emmelyne, Emmey, Emmi, Emmie, Emmilee, Emmilie, Emmily, Emmlee, Emmy, Emmye, Emyle, Emylee, Milka and Milly.

Emily has 45 more different relations via Amelia, Emilia, Emma: Aemelia, Aimiliona, Amalee, Amaleta, Amalija, Amalina, Amaline, Amalita, Amaliya, Amaly, Amalya, Amalyna, Amalyne, Amalyta, Amelina, Ameliya, Amelya, Amelyna, Amelyne, Amelyta, Amilia, Delia, Ema, Emalinda, Emiliana, Emilyah, Emma, Emme, Emmeleia, Emmeline, Emmelyn, Emmet, Emmett, Emmette, Emmot, Emmott, Emmylou, Ima, Mali, Malia, Malika, Meelia, Melia, Meline and Millie.

Emily has 1 masculine form: Emil.

Kreatif forms: Emiel, Emielo, Erily. [more]

pinHow popular is Emily?

Emily is a very prominent first name for women (#99 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#27258 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Emily for girls. Emily reached its top rank of #1 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is presently at #7. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emily name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Emily and related names. Emma (#1 the previous year), Amelia (#15), Amy (#148), Emilia (#164), Malia (#345), Emely (#415), Emmalyn (#465), Millie (#505), Emilee (#596), Emelia (#625), Emmy (#663), Amelie (#667), Emilie (#732), Emmalynn (#770), Emmalee (#852), Emmaline (#880), Amalia (#884), Emmeline (#907), Delia, Emelie, Ima, Emeline and Emmie are the popular alternative forms of Emily (#7 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest in 2014 (usage of 0.39%), except for forms like Emmalee, Emilie, Emmie, Emeline and Delia which have become somewhat dated. The most fashionable girl names among these are Emmalyn (#465), Millie (#505), Emmy (#663), Emelia (#625) and Emilia (#164), and there is a rekindling in baby name usage for Emelia, Emilia and Millie. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emily, Amalia, Amelia, Amelie, Amy in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Delia, Emelia, Emelie, Emeline, Emely in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emilee, Emilia, Emilie, Emma, Emmalee in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emmaline, Emmalyn, Emmalynn, Emmeline, Emmie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emmy, Ima, Malia, Millie in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emilia, Emma, Emmy, Millie outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Emily is alike in pronunciation to Amilya. Another suggested similar baby name is Eily. These names tend to be less commonly used than Emily.