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Emily 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". From the Latin name Aemilia, feminine form of the old Roman surname Aemilius. Of a different root from Amelia. 19th-century novelist and poet Emily Brontė; poet Emily Dickinson; ettiquette and debutante Emily Post; actress Emily Watson.Emily has 74 variant forms: Aemiley, Aemilia, Aemilie, Aimil, Amalea, Amalia, Amalie, Amelia, Amelie, Ameline, Amelita, Amy, Eimile, Em, Emalee, Emali, Emalia, Emaline, Emelda, Emelea, Emelia, Emely, Emeli, Emelia, Emelie, Emelina, Emeline, Emelita, Emelly, Emely, Emelyn, Emelyne, Emera, Emila, Emilea, Emilee, Emiley, Emili, Emilia, Emilie, 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.
For more information, see also the related name Emmeline. Baby names that sound like Emily are Amaly, Amilya, Amil and Emilyah.
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Popularity of Emily
Emily is a very popular first name for women (#99 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#21620 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Emily compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Emily only.