What does Emile mean?
Emile /emi-le/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Emile's name origin is Latin, and Emile means "rival; laborious; eager". Emile is a French form of Emil (Latin).
How popular is Emile?
Emile is a somewhat popular first name for men (#862 out of 1220, Top 71%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#29815 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Emile for boys. Emile reached its top position of #360 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Emile and related names. Emiliano (#254 a year ago), Emilio (#280) and Emil are the popular alternative forms of Emile. Forms like Emelen are uncommon. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.5418%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.3665%, ▼32.3%), with the versions Emil and Emile becoming less in vogue. Emilio (#280) and Emiliano (#254) are two of the more chic baby names in this compilation. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Emile▼ is alike in pronunciation to Amil. This name tends to be less frequently used than Emile.