What is the meaning of the name Emily?

The name Emily is primarily a female name of English origin that means Rival.

Emily is the feminized form of the name Emil, from the ancient Roman name Aemilius. It was the #1 name for girls in the U.S. from 1996 through 2007.

Famous Emilys include author Emily Brontë (1818-1848), poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), etiquette writer Emily Post
(1872-1960). Emily in Paris is a popular TV series on Netflix. 

The name Emily regained popularity in the early 1960s due to a popular song of the same name, Emily, that was recorded by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, among other famous singers of the time. It was a theme song to a film called The Americanization of Emily.

Emily is the full first name of actress Emma Stone, as well as other contemporary actresses including Emily Watson, Emily Blunt, and Emily Dschanel.

Different Spellings of the name Emily:

Emilee, Emmalie, Emely, Emili

People who like the name Emily also like:

Hannah, Abigail, Olivia, Grace, Elizabeth, Emma, Charlotte, Ethan, Benjamin, Andrew, Liam, Jacob, Lucas, Alexander

Names like Emily:

Emanuel, Emilio, Emiliya, Emil, Eniola, Emmly, Emilie, Emmali, Emmanuella, Emele, Emmalee, Emmalia, Emilia, Enli, Emile, Emmanuel, Emanuele, Enola

Stats for the Name Emily

checkmark Emily is currently #85 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Emily is currently #18 in U.S. births

Songs about Emily

Click button to listen on iTunes

Emily - From First to Last
For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her - Simon and Garfunkel
Remember Me
Forgot Password - Not a member? Join Now!
  • facebook
  • tiktok
  • youtube
  • youtube
  • instagram
  • pinterest