Emily - girls name

Emily name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 100%

Emily name meaning:

The name Emily is of Latin origin and has several different meanings. One of the most common meanings associated with the name is "rival" or "to strive" which is derived from the Latin word "aemulus". This meaning suggests that individuals with the name Emily are determined and competitive, always striving to be the best in whatever they do.

Another possible meaning of the name Emily is "industrious" or "hardworking". This meaning reflects the character of those with the name, indicating that they are diligent, dedicated, and focused on achieving their goals. People with this name are often known for their strong work ethic and ability to take on challenges with enthusiasm.

Overall, the name Emily carries positive connotations of ambition, perseverance, and hard work. It is a name that signifies a person who is driven to succeed and is willing to put in the effort to achieve their aspirations.

Origin: German



Dickens names

Related names

Emily , Emere, Emmaline, Emmalyn, Emmy

Other girls names beginning with E


Overall UK ranking: 19 out of 5581

1797 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Emily

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