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What does Emile mean?

Emile Pronunciation of Emile [emile] as a boys' name is a Latin name, and Emile means "rival; laborious; eager". Emile is a French form of Emil (Latin).

Associated with: rival (war), eager (faithful).


Emile has 2 variants: Aimil and Aymil.

10 more alternative forms via Emil: Emelen, Emelio, Emilian, Emilien, Emilio, Emilion, Emilyan, Emlen, Emlin and Emlyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Emiel, Emieli, ..

(female) Emieli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Emile Jayvion (E.J.), ..

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. Demographics)

Emile reached its top position of #360 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emile name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Emilio (#304 a year ago) and Emil (#1365) are the popular alternative forms of Emile. Other forms, like Emilian, are uncommon. These relations of Emile were popular as birth names during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.2%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1%, 55.4%), with versions such as Emil going out of style. Emilio has been the overall favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emile, Emil, Emilio in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Emile is alike in pronunciation to Amal, Amel, Amiel and Amil. Other recommended names are Caile, Daile, Eagle, Earle, Egide, Egil, Eike, Elice, Elie, Emich, Emir, Erie, Erle, Eryle, Gaile, Jamile, Kaile, Kile, Neile, Nile, Odile and Vaile. These names tend to be less frequently used than Emile.

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