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pinWhat does Emily mean?

Emily /emi-ly/ 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 11 more different relations via Amelia, Emilia, Emma: Amaly, Amalya, Amelya, Amilia, Ema, Emilyah, Emma, Emme, Emmelyn, Emmet and Emmot.

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. Demographics)

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 U.S. SSA Records)

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), Emely (#415), Emmalyn (#465), Emilee (#596), Emelia (#625), Emmy (#663), Amelie (#667), Emilie (#732), Emmalynn (#770), Emmalee (#852), Emmaline (#880), Amalia (#884), Emmeline (#907), Emeline, Emmie and Emelie are the popular alternative forms of Emily (#7 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these relations of Emily was widespread among parents less than a decade ago (adoption of 0.41%) and has remained as conventional to this day (adoption 0.41%, 0.7%). Emily is the firm favorite, though Emma is now the preferred form, while Emmalee, Emilie, Emeline, Emmie and Amalia are now less common.

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

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

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emmalyn, Emmalynn, Emmeline, Emmie, Emmy 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 outside U.S.

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Emily is alike in pronunciation to Amala, Amiliya and Amilya. Other suggested similar baby names are Baily, Brily, Eila, Eiley, Eily, Eiry, Elly, Emalyn, Emblyn, Emina, Evilyn, Haily, Laily and Lily. These names tend to be less commonly used than Emily.