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What does Emil mean?

Emil \e-mil\ as a boys' name is pronounced AY-mul. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Emil is "rival; laborious; eager". From the old Roman surname Aemilius, probably from aemulus (see Emily). Used only since the mid 19th century. French author Emile Zola; actor Emilio Estevez.


Variations

Emil has 18 variants: Aemilio, Aimil, Aymil, Emelen, Emelio, Emile, Emilian, Emiliano, Emilianus, Emilien, Emilio, Emilion, Emilyan, Emlen, Emlin, Emlyn, Emlynn and Yemelyan.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Miles.

Emil has 1 feminine form: Emily.


Popularity

Emil is a very popular first name for men (#501 out of 1220, Top 41%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#72237 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Emil for boys. Emil reached its peak position of #104 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Emil are Emile, Emiliano (#254 a year ago), Emilio (#280) and Miles (#108). Usage of these boy names was at its most widespread during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.5586%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4716%, down 15.6%), with the versions Emil and Emile becoming less fashionable. Emiliano (#254), Emilio (#280) and Miles (#108) are three of the more chic names for newborns in this list, with Miles enjoying a revival in usage. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Emil and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emil, Emile, Emiliano, Emilio, Miles in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Emil is pronounced similarly to Amal, Amel, Amiel and Amil. Other suggested similar baby names are Egil and Emir. These names tend to be less commonly used than Emil.

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