Emily: baby girl name meaning and popularity


From the Latin word "aemulus," meaning "rival." But don't worry, your little Emily won't ever have any rivalry with her siblings. Okay, maybe a little. Perhaps Emily should be an only child.


Em, Emi, Emmie, Emmy.

Famous people named Emily:

Writers Emily Brontë and Emily Dickinson; actress Emily Blunt; Ross’s second wife on Friends.

Fun fact:

The list of fictional Emilys in books, movies, and songs is endless – including “Emily,” a song by Lady Antebellum; Emily Webb from Our Town; and Miss Emily from The Waltons.

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