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.
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