Other Origin(s):Roman
Meaning:Rival; Laborious; Eager
Emily is a girl's name of Latin origin. Derived from the Roman namesake "Aemilia," it has several meanings, including "rival," "laborious," and "eager." Emily is a popular choice for girls worldwide and regularly features among the top-ranked names. Originally used in the 18th century, it is an enduring classic that offers numerous diminutives such as "Em" and "Milly." If you want to inspire baby to rise to life's challenges with diligence and enthusiasm, Emily is an excellent choice for your little one.

Famous People Named Emily

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  • Emily Brontë
  • Emily Dickinson
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