US Popularity:69
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

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Emily Brontë
  • Emily Dickinson

Emily Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Emily is currently #87 on The Bump
Girl:Emily is currently #61 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Emily is currently #69 in U.S. births
Girl:Emily is currently #18 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 1
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Emily, October 2017

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Emil, October 2017

  • WordSense, Emily

  • WordSense, aemulus

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Amelia, September 2022

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