Rival, Laborious, Eager

Emily Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \e-mi-ly\
Number in U.S 👶 860,000
Rate in 2021 63
Numerology 🔢 10
Name origin 🌍 English

Emily Name Meaning

The name Emily meanings and origins

The name Emily is camed from the Roman family name Aemilius. The Aemilius family was a powerful family in ancient Rome. The name may come from the Latin word aemulus meaning “rival,” or the Greek word meaning “wily” or “persuasive.”

The name “ Emily “ is a name that has been used all around the English speaking countries.

Popularity of the name Emily

Emily was the No. 1 in baby name ranking list in U.S. from 1996 to 2007. It was consistently in the top 10 since 1991 to 2016. The latest data in 2020 show Emily is ranked as No. 18 in girl name in the U.S.

The Emilia variation is used in many languages but not only U.S. , including Czech, Danish, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, and Spanish.

The name “ Emily “ is the 38th most popular baby girl’s name based on the data given by the reliable American resources in the United states of America in the year 1975. For instance, imagine that, about 152 newborn babies in Minnesota have the same name as your baby in the year 1975. A total of about 6000 newborn babies also bear the same first name during the year 1975 in the United states of America. From the year 1880 to the year 2018, the highest recorded use of this name was related to the year in the year 1999 with a total of 27000 newborn babies.


Since the year 1880 up to the year 2018, the name “ Emily ” was recorded about 9000000 times in the SSA public database.

This name appeared in the year 1880 for the first time. This name was given to about 210 newborn babies. The name became a popular name in the year 1880 with a rank of 100 nationwide and was registered about 210 times as a baby girl’s name. The name “ Emily “ became a popular girl’s name in the state of Connecticut in the year 1993. This name ranked 1 with about 415 babies. The all time high record for this name was in the year 2003 in the state of California with about 4000 newborn baby girls.


This name is a consistent top ranking girl’s name in the state of Hawaii for about 70 consecutive years from the year 1911 to the year 2018. 


For the past 20 years, the name “ Emily ” was recorded 400000 times in the SSA public database.


Personality of the name Emily

The real meaning of the name “ Emily “ might not be described with just a few sentences and words. Your name “ Emily “ is your destiny, heart’s desire, and personality. This name is the one that implies a pioneering spirit. You are a natural born leader, highly focused, and achievement oriented. Enduring hardship to try out new things come naturally to you. It frustrates you to do too many unimportant activities. You are able to do things and make decisions by yourself. You are also energetic and confident as well.

Your heart’s desire as a person named “ Emily “ can be an adventure. Freedom is essential to your happiness. Traveling, meeting new friends, and getting new experience can add variety to your life.


Famous people named Emily

Emily Barclay who is a New Zealand actress

Emily Beecham who is an English Actress

Emily Blunt who is an English actress

Emily Booth who is an English actress and TV presenter

Emily Browning who is an Australian actress

Emily Burnett who is a Welsh actress

Emily Coutts who is a Canadian actress


Names with the letter Emily

Ellina, Ellujah, Ella and Elina

Emily Name Origin and History

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What does Emily mean?
The female name Emily means "working woman" and is associated with effort and economic prosperity, which is why many parents chose this name for their daughters. On the other hand, Emily or Emilia, in Spanish, has its masculine version, Emilio, and its meaning would be the same adapted to its gender, that is, "working man".

Origin of the name Emily
The name Emily comes from the Latin "aemilius", a word that literally means "hard-working", hence the meaning of the name Emily is "working woman". However, some studies suggest that Emily comes from the Greek "Aimilios", which means "kind"; although there is no real indication that this is the case.

Diminutives and variations of the name Emily
The name Emily has many diminutives, such as:
Emmy, Em, Emi, Emy, Emmi, Emmie, Milly

The name Emily in other languages
Emily en espanol: Emilia
Emily en Italian: Emilia
Emily in German: Emilie
Emily in French: Emilie

Personality of the name Emily
People named Emily want raise a family from a very young age. To do this, they tend to wait for the love of their lives to knock on their door. However, sometimes she is realistic and knows that she should be the one to go out in search of love. That is if, as soon as she finds it, she will give herself body and soul to that person so special to her. In terms of work, he is not a person of preferences and is very adaptable, so he can do both small jobs and lead large teams.
On the other hand, people named Elmily are very kind and compassionate, although they always they do so firmly and uprightly. They are also very ambitious, intelligent, faithful and spontaneous, with a special predilection for intellectual relationships with others.

Emily's Saint Day
Emily's Saint Day is August 24, Saint Emily's day.

Numerology of the name Emily
According to numerology, the number associated with the name Emily is 1.

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Comments on the name Emily
2/20/2023 8:43:00 AM

my second daughters name is emily sofia i love this name

1/19/2023 7:04:16 PM

I love it spelled Emilee-so cute and different!:) -Izzy

1/11/2023 11:34:12 PM

i really like this name but i dont like the cliche spelling so i think if i ever have a girl and decide to name her Emily i will spell it Emileigh

10/4/2022 1:11:32 PM

My mothers name is emily and my daghter will be Emily too. My grandmothers name is Emília (Emily in Portuguese) I love the name Emily.

9/23/2022 2:59:38 AM

I didn't like my name growing up; everyone called me Em and I wasn't too happy about that, but now that I am all grown up I love my name! My name is Emily Nicole .. I think they sound great together. Nicknames I have been called: Em - I only let family members call me this Emmy Emmylou EmNEm Kim/Kimily - My husband calls me this as my pet name :) and I love it! I love the spelling of Emily, it is simple and everyone knows how to spell it. I hate the other versions I think they are all weird. Keep it traditional people.

9/16/2022 1:25:12 AM

I am pregnant with my 3rd little girl and we are naming her Emaleigh. I have always loved the name Emily but wanted it to go with my other two daughters names, Kaleigh and Nataleigh.

8/4/2021 10:03:18 PM

My little sis's name is Emilee but she spells it diffrent.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Emily?
The origin of the name Emily is English.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Emily?
Rival, Laborious, Eager
*️⃣ How many people are named Emily?
Almost 860000 people are named Emily.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Emily?
The names of Epifania, Epiphany, Epifano, Erandy