Popularity:1938
Origin:Latin
Meaning:Rival; Strive, excel
What parent doesn't want their baby to strive and succeed at whatever they put their mind to in life? Emilia is a fitting choice for your baby girl, as it means "to strive or excel." This romantic-sounding name has Latin roots and is a diminutive of the more prevalent Emilia. Emiliana can also suggest a competitive edge, as its alternative meaning is "rival." But don't let this put you off, for a healthy sense of competition is a tried and tested way to excel in life!

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Source: Social Security Administration

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