What 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 26 more different forms via Amelia, Emilia, Emma: Amalee, Amaliya, Amaly, Amalya, Amalyna, Amalyne, Amalyta, Ameliya, Amelya, Amelyna, Amelyne, Amelyta, Amilia, Ema, Emiliana, Emilyah, Emma▲, Emme, Emmelyn, Emmet, Emmett, Emmot, Emmott, Emmylou, Ima▼ and Mali.
Emily has 1 masculine form: Emil.Kreatif forms: Emiel, Erily, Euemily. [more]
How 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)
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), Ima, Emelie, Emmie and Emeline are the popular alternative forms of Emily (#7 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names was at its highest in 2013 (usage of 0.3939%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.3909%, ▼0.7%), but with forms like Emmalee, Emilie, Emmie, Ima and Emeline becoming somewhat dated. The most fashionable girl names among these are Emmalyn (#465), Emmy (#663), Emelia (#625), Emilia (#164) and Emmalynn (#770), and there is a rekindling in baby name usage for Emelia and Emilia. (2014 Birth Statistics)