Emil - boys name

Emil name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 85%

Emil name meaning:

The name Emil is of German origin and has a rich history. Derived from the Latin name "Aemilius," meaning "rival," Emil carries a sense of competition and ambition. Boys named Emil are often seen as determined and driven individuals who possess a strong desire to succeed in their pursuits.

Emil is a name that has been used throughout various cultures and languages, including German, Scandinavian, Czech, and Polish. In each of these contexts, the name Emil retains its original meaning of being a rival or striving for excellence. Boys with this name are often associated with characteristics such as intelligence, confidence, and a strong work ethic.

Emil is a timeless and classic name that has gained popularity not only for its historical and cultural significance but also for its strong and masculine sound. Parents who choose the name Emil for their son may hope to instill a sense of competitiveness and determination in him, encouraging him to strive for success in any field he chooses to pursue.

Origin: German


Related names

Emil , Emere, Emilek, Emilia , Emilio , Emilo, Emils , Emmaline, Emmalyn, Emmy

Other boys names beginning with E


Overall UK ranking: 695 out of 4789

50 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (605)

Historical popularity of Emil

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