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Meaning and Name Origin

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.


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 information, see also the related boy name Miles.

Emil has 1 feminine form: Emily.


Emil is a very popular first name for men (#501 out of 1220, Top 41%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Emil and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Emil rated in the Top 1000 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 and is somewhat lower today, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.