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Meaning: Rival

Origin: Latin

Alternate spellings: Emilee, Emmalie, Emely, Emilie, Emmalee

Emily is a name to be reckoned with. From a Latin word meaning “rival,” Emily bested its competition and reigned supreme at #1 from 1996 to 2007 (a long haul for the #1 slot). Emily was finally dethroned in 2008 by her own archrival (and similar-sounding sister), Emma. But with so many appealing Emilies representing the name – from Dickenson to Deschanel, with some “Auntie Em!” thrown in for good measure – this fave isn’t going anywhere.

By The Numbers

U.S. Rank by Year

2000: 1

2004: 1

2008: 3

Rank of Similar Names in 2008

Emely 305

Emilee 459

Emilia 401

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12 thoughts on “Emily

  1. Monkey says:

    Now I know who the brainy one is, I?ll keep looknig for your posts.

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