Emlyn - boys name

Emlyn name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 48%

Emlyn name meaning:

The name Emlyn is of Welsh origin and can be used as both a masculine and feminine name. However, in this case, we are exploring the meaning of the name for girls. Emlyn is derived from the Welsh words "em" meaning "industrious" or "diligent" and "lyn" which refers to a lake or pool. As a result, the name Emlyn can be interpreted to mean "industrious lake" or "diligent pool."

People with the name Emlyn are often described as hardworking, dedicated, and persistent individuals. They possess a strong work ethic and are determined to achieve their goals. The association with "lake" or "pool" may also suggest a sense of depth and introspection within these individuals. Emlyn is a unique and lovely name with a meaningful combination of traits, making it an excellent choice for parents who desire a name that reflects their daughter's determination and strength of character.

Origin: English

Variant of the French Emmeline, which ultimately derives from the Old German 'amal' meaning labor.


Unisex names

Other boys names beginning with E


Overall UK ranking: 2493 out of 4789

8 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

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Historical popularity of Emlyn

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