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Meaning and name origin
Emily \e-mi-ly\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Aemiley, Aemilia, Aemilie, Aimil, Amalea, Amalia, Amalie, Amelie, Ameline, Amelita, Amy, Eimile, Em, Emalee, Emali, Emalia, Emalie, Emaline, Emelda, Emelea, Emelia, Emely, Emeli, Emelia, Emelie, Emelina, Emeline, Emelita, Emelly, 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.
There is 1 masculine form of Emily: Emil.
Emily is a very popular first name for females (#99 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#21620 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Emily for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Emily and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Amalia, Amelia, Amelie, Amy, Emelia, Emelie, Emeline, Emely, Emilee, Emilia, Emilie, Emily, Emma, Emmalee, Emmaline, Emmalyn, Emmalynn, Emmie and Emmy. (2015 statistics).
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