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Beware: Emily is currently (and has been for the past few decades) one of the most popular names in America and England. It’s not suprising considering the timeless quality of its name. The British writer Emily Brontë, author of Wuthering Heights, and the American poet Emily Dickinson are just two famous bearers of this name. What more can we say?

Origin

  • Latin: Industrious, striving

Nicknames

Milia, Emmy

Syllables

3

International Variations

Emmi, Emmeline, Emilia, Amelie, Amalie, Amalia, Amalea, Milia, Emmy, Emmaline

Themes

Literary

Alternate Spellings

Emmalyn, Emmaline, Emilee, Emalee

Famous Namesakes

Actress Emily Blunt, Actress Emily Deschanel, Poet Emily Dickinson, Etiquette expert Emily Post, Author Emily Bronte

Celebrity Babies

Daughter of Chevy Chase, Daughter of Tatum O'Neal and John McEnroe, Daughter of Beau Bridges, Daughter of Alex Trebeck, Daughter of Gloria Estefan

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