Meaning:rival, laborious, or eager
Emilia is edgier and more elegant than its counterparts, Emily and Amelia. Actresses, singers and political figures have demonstrated the name’s innate charm across the centuries, including Emilia Broome, one of Sweden’s first female legislators. Shakespeare fans will recall Emilia as the intelligent yet ill-fated wife of the treacherous Iago in “Othello.” Still, actress Emilia Clarke’s career-defining role as Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen on “Game of Thrones” has probably breathed the most life into this name’s popularity since 2011.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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