Other Origin(s):German, Latin
Meaning:To strive, excel
Help baby strive for the best in life with the name Emlyn! This beautiful gender-neutral option has roots in the Welsh language, as well as German and Latin influences. For such a short and sweet name, Emlyn has various definitions, including “to strive or excel,” “rival,” “peaceful home,” or “surrounding valley.” When baby Em grows up, you can even take them on a trip to visit Castell Newydd Emlyn, a charming town on the River Teifi. Some famous namesakes include Emlyn Hughes, the Welsh soccer player, and Emlyn Williams, the Welsh playwright.
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