What does Emily mean?

Emily means "imitating, rivaling"

How do we pronounce Emily?

Emily \e-mi-ly, em-ily\ is a female's name. It consists of 5 letters and 3 syllables.

The baby girl name Emily used as a boy name name popularity, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced as EHM-ih-Liy- or EH-Miy-Liy- 1.

1 Pronunciation for Emily: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

What is the origin of Emily?

Emily has its origins in the Latin language and it is used largely in English. Derived from the word aemulus which is of the meaning 'imitating, rivaling'. Aemilia is the feminine form of the Roman family name Aemilius. In Boccaccio's Teseida delle Nozze d'Emilia (1340), Emilia is the name of the heroine. Later in the 14th century, Boccaccio's work was adapted by Chaucer in The Knight's Tale, the first of his series of The Canterbury Tales. In Chaucer's work, the name of the heroine is Emily. The name Emily was thus introduced to English speakers, remained rare until the Hanoverians took the British throne in the 18th century; Princess Amelia of Hanover (1711-1786) was then commonly known as Emily despite the fact that Amelia is of a different origin. Emilia, originally a Latinate form of Emily, also came to be associated with Amelia. The name Emily later saw a revival in the 19th century. In literature, it has appeared as the name of the fictional Emily Peggoty in Charles Dickens' novel David Copperfield (1850). Emily is a form of the English, German, Dutch, Italian, Latin, and Spanish baby name Amelia in the English language. Emily is the feminine form of the Czech, English, German, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Scandinavian, and Slavic name Emil meaning. The name Emily is used to a great extent; it has 114 forms that are used in both English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include meaning of Aemilie, name Aimiliona meaning, short names for Amalea, what does the name Amalia mean, nicknames for Amalie (used in Czech, French, and German too), short names for Ameldy, Amelia meaning and origin (used in Latin too), Ameline definition, short names for Amelita, name Amella meaning, Ema definition (used in Czech and Spanish too), nicknames for Emaili, Emaily pronounciation, Emalei name, Emaleigh name, name Emalie, Emalina meaning of name, Emaline name, name Emaly origin, name Emelee, Emeleigh meaning of name, short names for Emeli, Emelia name, Emelina name variations, Emellie pronounciation, baby name Emelly, Emelye meaning of name, Emelyn definition, Emelyne name, meaning of Emera, Emere meaning, baby name Emi, Emie meaning and origin, name Emile meaning, name Emilea, Emileah name variations, meaning of Emilei, Emileigh meaning and origin, what does the name Emilienne mean, Emiline meaning of name, baby name Emilis, name Emille, Emillee meaning of name, Emiri meaning of name, Emlin name variations, nicknames for Emlyn, Emlynn name popularity, name Emlynne, Emma-Lee name, baby name Emmalee, name Emmaleigh origin, nicknames for Emmalene, Emmaley meaning, Emmalina meaning and origin, Emmaly name variations, baby name Emmalyn, what does the name Emmalynn mean, name Emmalynne origin, Emmeline meaning and origin, Emmely name popularity, Emmelyne name variations, Emmey name, Emmilee name, nicknames for Emmilie, Emmly meaning of name, Emmye name, Emmylou name, nicknames for Emyle, and Milia meaning. Other English forms include the contracted form Em name popularity, the familiar forms Emma meaning and origin, Emmi name popularity (used in German too), baby name Emmie, name Emmy meaning (used in Dutch too), short names for Millie, and name Milly meaning, and the spelling variants name Emalee meaning, Emali pronounciation, short names for Emely, Emilee meaning and origin, Emiley meaning and origin, what does the name Emilie mean (used in French, Czech, German, and Scandinavian too), Emillie meaning and origin, Emilly name variations, Emmelie definition, and name Emylee. Forms used in foreign languages include the Italian short names for Aemilia, the Scottish name Aimil, the French name Amelie origin, the German baby name Amilia, the German Amilie name popularity, the German Amma meaning and origin, the Irish name Eimile meaning, the Hawaiian name Emalia origin, the Hawaiian Emele meaning and origin, the Scandinavian baby name Emelie, the Teutonic Emelinda name variations, the French Emeline meaning, the Finnish, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Scandinavian, and Spanish Emilia name popularity, the Slavic Emiliia name, the Latvian, Lithuanian, and Slavic Emilija meaning of name, the Spanish short names for Emilita, the Slavic name Emiliya, the Czech what does the name Emilka mean, the Portuguese and Slavic Emília name, the Czech what does the name Emílie mean, the French Emmaline name variations, the French Émilie meaning and origin, the Spanish name Mema origin, the German Mile name popularity, the Czech name Milka origin, the Spanish Neneca name popularity, and the Spanish Nuela meaning. The spelling variant Emili meaning of name (Hawaiian) is another foreign form. See also the related form, the name name Emilse meaning. Emily is very popular as a baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1960s up to the 1990s. Its usage peaked in 1999 with 1.365% of baby girls being named Emily. It was #1 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a decline in frequency since then. In 2010, it ranked at #6 with a usage of 0.730%, was nevertheless the 2nd most popular after baby name Emma, among all girl names in its family. It was 21% more popular than Emily in 2010. Emily has primarily been a baby girl name in the last century.

The following famous people share the name Emily:

  • Actress Emily Watson, born 14 January 1967, Islington, London, England
  • Actress Emily Lloyd, born Emily Lloyd Pack 29 September 1970, London, England
  • Author Emily Bronte, born 30 July 1818 - 19 December 1848, Yorkshire, England
  • Author Emily Post, born Emily Price 27 October 1872 - 25 September 1960, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Country Musician Emily Robison, born 16 August 1972, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • Poet Emily Dickinson, born 10 December 1830 - 15 May 1886, Amherst, Massachusetts.

List of baby names that is pronounced like Emily:

the Hawaiian Emele meaning of name, the English meaning of Emilee, the English baby name Emiley, the Hawaiian baby name Emili, the English, French, German, Scandinavian, and Czech name Emilie, the name Emillee name, the English what does the name Emilly mean, the English name Emalee meaning, the French Emanuelle name variations, the name Emelee definition, the name Emeleigh pronounciation, the name nicknames for Emeli, the English and Scandinavian baby name Emelie, the name Emellie meaning and origin, the name meaning of Emelly, the English what does the name Emely mean, the name Emelye definition, the name meaning of Emielou, the name Emila meaning of name, and the name name Emilei meaning.

The baby name Emily fun facts:

The name Emily in reverse order is "Ylime".

The numerological value of the name Emily is number 1, which means initiating action, pioneering, leading, independent, attaining, individual.

How popular is Emily?

Emily is in the top names in USA.

Source: https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames