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". 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.
Related boy name: Miles.
Emil has 1 feminine form: Emily.Creative forms:
(male) Elil, Emel, ..
(female) Emel, Emela, .. Middle name pairings:
Emil Josias (E.J.), ..
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)
Emil reached its peak position of #104 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #1365. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Emil (#1365 a year ago) are Emile, Emiliano (#231 a year ago), Emilio (#304), Emily and Miles (#107). Usage of these forms of Emil was more pronounced in 2015 (adoption of 0.4%), except for versions such as Emile which have become less fashionable. Miles has generally been a favorite of parents, although Emilio seems to be gaining favor too.
Emil▼ is pronounced similarly to Amahl, Amal, Amel, Amiel, Amil and Amyel. Other suggested similar names are Adil, Akil, Axil, Bail, Earl▼, Edel, Edik, Edin, Efi, Egil, Eigil, Eli▲, Elia, Elie, Elis, Eliu, Elmir, Em, Eman, Emich, Emir, Emmit, Emyr, Enis, Eoin, Eri, Eric▼, Erie, Erik▼, Erin▼, Eriq, Erix, Erl, Ermin, Erol, Eskil, Evin, Ewin, Ezio, Gail▼, Gil, Hamil, Jamil, Kail, Kamil, Neil▼, Phil▼, Sail, Vail and Wil. These names tend to be less commonly used than Emil.