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Girl Name: Emily

Name: Emily
Pronunciation: \e-mi-ly\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: rival; laborious; eager
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Emmeline
Sounds Like: Amaly, Amilya, Amil, Emilyah
Variant forms: Aemiley, Aemilia, Aemilie, Aimil, Amalea, Amalia, Amalie, Amelia, Amelie, Ameline, Amelita, Amy, Eimile, Em, Emalee, Emali, Emalia, Emaline, Emelda, Emelea, Emelia, Emely, Emeli, Emelia, Emelie, Emelina, Emeline, Emelita, Emelly, Emely, Emelyn, Emelyne, Emera, Emila, Emilea, Emilee, Emiley, Emili, Emilia, Emilie, Emiline, Emilla, Emille, Emillea, Emilley, Emillie, Emilly, Emlyn, Emlynn, Emlynne, Emmalee, Emmaleigh, Emmalie, Emmaline, Emmalyn, Emmalynn, Emmalynne, Emmelee, Emmelie, Emmely, Emmelyne, Emmey, Emmi, Emmie, Emmilee, Emmilie, Emmily, Emmlee, Emmy, Emmye, Emyle, Emylee, Milka, Milly
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 99
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 21620

Description

Emily \e-mi-ly\ as a girl's name is pronounced EM-i-ee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Emily is "rival; laborious; eager". From the Latin name Aemilia, feminine form of the old Roman surname Aemilius. Of a different root from Amelia. 19th-century novelist and poet Emily Bront?poet Emily Dickinson; ettiquette and debutante Emily Post; actress Emily Watson.

Emily has 74 variant forms: Aemiley, Aemilia, Aemilie, Aimil, Amalea, Amalia, Amalie, Amelia, Amelie, Ameline, Amelita, Amy, Eimile, Em, Emalee, Emali, Emalia, Emaline, Emelda, Emelea, Emelia, Emely, Emeli, Emelia, Emelie, Emelina, Emeline, Emelita, Emelly, Emely, Emelyn, Emelyne, Emera, Emila, Emilea, Emilee, Emiley, Emili, Emilia, Emilie, Emiline, Emilla, Emille, Emillea, Emilley, Emillie, Emilly, Emlyn, Emlynn, Emlynne, Emmalee, Emmaleigh, Emmalie, Emmaline, Emmalyn, Emmalynn, Emmalynne, Emmelee, Emmelie, Emmely, Emmelyne, Emmey, Emmi, Emmie, Emmilee, Emmilie, Emmily, Emmlee, Emmy, Emmye, Emyle, Emylee, Milka and Milly.

For more information, see also the related name Emmeline.

Baby names that sound like Emily are Amaly, Amilya, Amil and Emilyah.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Emily.

Popularity

Emily is a very popular first name for women (#99 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#21620 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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