Gender / Sex: boy
Related Names: Miles
Sounds Like: Amil, Amal, Amel, Amiel, Jamil
Variant forms: Aemilio, Aimil, Aymil, Emelen, Emelio, Emile, Emilian, Emiliano, Emilianus, Emilio, Emilion, Emilyan, Emlen, Emlin, Emlyn, Emlynn
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 501
Emil \e-mil\ as a boy's name is pronounced AY-mul. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Emil is "eager". From the old Roman surname Aemilius, meaning "eager" or possibly "laborious, rival". Used only since the mid 19th century. Emilio (eh-MEEL-ee-oh) is the Spanish form; Emile (ay-MEEL, EH-meel) is a French form. French author %2 Zola; actor Emile Estevez.
Emil has 16 variant forms: Aemilio, Aimil, Aymil, Emelen, Emelio, Emile, Emilian, Emiliano, Emilianus, Emilio, Emilion, Emilyan, Emlen, Emlin, Emlyn and Emlynn.
For more information, see also the related name Miles.
Baby names that sound like Emil are Amil, Amal, Amel, Amiel and Jamil.
View a list of the 3 names that reference Emil.
Emil is a very popular first name for men (#501 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)