What does Emil mean?
Emil /emil/ as a boys' name is pronounced AY-mul. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Emil is "rival; laborious; eager".
Related boy name: Miles.
Emil has 1 feminine form: Emily.Kreatif forms: Eiemil, Emilei, Emileu. [more]
How popular is Emil?
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. in the 1880s, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Prominent related forms of Emil are Emile, Emiliano (#254 a year ago), Emilio (#280) and Miles (#108). Usage of these forms of Emil was more pronounced during the years 1900-1909 (adoption of 0.56%) and is almost as widespread today (adoption 0.47%, 15.6% less), but with the versions Emil and Emile becoming less fashionable. Miles has generally been a favorite of parents, although Emilio seems to be gaining favor too. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Emil and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Emil▼ is pronounced similarly to Amahl, Amal, Amel, Amiel, Amil and Amyel. Other suggested similar baby names are Earl▼, Egil, Elmir, Eman, Emir, Emyr, Erl, Eskil, Ewin and Jamil▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Emil.