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What does Emlyn mean?

Emlyn Pronunciation of Emlyn [em-lyn] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Emlyn) is pronounced EM-lin. It is of Welsh origin. Place name: the Welsh town of Castell Newydd Emlyn, where the name Emlyn may be from am meaning "surrounding" and glyn meaning "valley". Possibly from Aemiliānus, a derivative of the old Roman surname Aemilius (see Emil). May also be of Celtic origin as there are Breton and Irish saints named Aemilianus, which may be a Latin form of an old Celtic name. Playwright and actor Emlyn Williams.

Associated with: valley, old, roman, surname, irish (gaelic), saints.


Emlyn has 1 variant: Emlen.

10 more different relations via Emil: Emelen, Emelio, Emile, Emilian, Emilien, Emilio, Emilion, Emilyan, Emlin and Emlynn.

Creative forms:
(male) Erlyn, Eulyn, ..


Middle name pairings:
Emlyn Moshe (E.M.), ..

How popular is Emlyn?

Emlyn is a rare first name for males. Emlyn is an equally unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Emlyn (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Emilio (#304 in 2015), Emil (#1365) and Emile. Other forms, like Emilien, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Emlyn reached its highest a century ago (median #530) and is now significantly reduced (#1223, 55% less usage), with forms such as Emil becoming somewhat outmoded. Emilio is the most fashionable birth name among these. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Allyn, Alyn, Amyn, Arlyn, Colyn, Dalyn, Edlin, Edwyn, Edyn, Efryn, Eilan, Eilon, Eilwyn, Elan, Elon, Elvyn, Elwyn, Ely, Eman, Emrys, Emyr, Erly, Ervyn, Erwyn, Evelyn, Evyn, Flyn, Galyn, Glyn, Hamlyn, Nolyn and Olyn. Like Emlyn, these names are not frequently used.