Meaning and name origin
Emile \e-mi-le\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Emile is "rival; laborious; eager". Emile is a variant of Emil (Latin): from the old Roman surname Aemilius, probably from aemulus (see Emily).
Emile is a somewhat popular first name for males (#862 out of 1220, Top 71%) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#57425 out of 88799, Top 65%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Emile for boys. Emile reached its highest rank of #360 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Emile and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Emile and Emil. (2014 statistics).