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Emil meaning and name origin

Emil \e-mil\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: 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 name Miles.

Emil is also pronounced similarly to Amal, Amel, Amiel and Amil. Other suggested similar baby names are Egil and Emir.

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Popularity of Emil

Emil is a very popular first name for males (#501 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Emil name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Emil with its variant forms and related boy baby names.


Top 1000 ranking of Emil name in U.S.
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