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Boy Name: Emil

Name: Emil
Pronunciation: \e-mil\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: eager
Origin: Latin
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

Description

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.

Popularity

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)

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