Meaning:rival, laborious, or eager
Emily used to be the most popular girls' name in America, before relinquishing her throne to Emma, Isabella and Sophia. Many parents opt to use Emma now, but popular versions of this name include Emely, Emilia, Emilie and Emmeline. Cherished namesakes include poet Emily Dickinson, author Emily Brontë and actress Emily Blunt. Did you know Oscar winner Emma Stone started out in life as an Emily?

Famous Emilys

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  • Emily Brontë
  • Emily Dickinson

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Source: Social Security Administration

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