Other Origin(s):German, Latin
Meaning:Eager; Around the valley; Strive; Excel; Rival
With a name like Emlen, baby is sure to feel enthusiastic to arrive, and undoubtedly excel in all aspects of their life! Emlen, meaning “eager,” is a lovely gender-neutral name with origins from all over the world. In Welsh, Emlen is a slight respelling of Emlyn, meaning “around the valley.” In German and Latin, Emlen means “to strive,” “excel,” and even “rival,” which comes from the same root as the name Emily or Amelia. With definitions like these, little Emlen will always be reminded of their potential.

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