Meaning:Rival; Laborious; Eager
Emeli is a variant of the girl’s name Emily, which derives from the Roman surname Aemilius, meaning “rival,” “laborious,” or “eager.” A fitting name for a hardworking little one with a competitive streak! Emily has long been hugely popular in many countries, remaining one of the top five US baby girl names from 1999 to 2006. Famous bearers include poet Emily Dickinson, writer Emily Brontë, actress Emily Blunt, and model Emily Ratajkowski. Emeli adds a fresh twist to this classic name with its alternative spelling. Other variants include Emilia, Emili, Emila, Emilie, and Aemilia, so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.
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