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Gender: M Meaning of Emil: "rival" Origin of Emil: Latin

In the US, the preferred boys' spin on the mega-popular Emily and Emma is Emmett, but in much of Europe it's Emil. As Emmett gets trendier in the US, parents in search of a more unusual Em name may look to Emil.

Famous People Named Emil

Emil Isac, Romanian poet
Emil Constantinescu, 3rd President of Romania
Emil Dominik Josef Hácha, 3rd President of Czechoslovakia
Emil Cioran, Romanian philosopher
Aquila Emil, Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer
Emil Adolf von Behring, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Emil Theodor Kocher, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Emil Melmoth, Mexican artist

Pop Culture References for the name Emil

Emil i Lönneberga, series of novels by Astrid Lindgren about a young prankster
"Emil", nickname of the Kurt Maschler Award for integrated text and illustration
Emil River, China and Kazakhstan
Emil Kolar, character on TV's "The Sopranos"
Emil Blonsky aka Abomination, character in Marvel Comics
Emil Antonowsky, a villain in film "RoboCop"
Emil Bleehall, main character at Walt Disney World's Adventurers Club
Emil Castagnier, main character of the video game Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World"
Emil Eagle, character in Donald Duck comics
Dr. Emil Lang, character in animated series "Robotech"
Emil Skoda, M.D., character on TV's "Law & Orde"r and "Law & Order: SVU"
Emil Tischbein, title character in "Emil and the Detectives" and its sequel by Erich Kästner
Emil Narud, a scientist in video game "Starcraft II"
Emil Steilsson, character representing Iceland in anime "Hetalia: Axis Powers"
Emil Sinclair, the main character in "Demian" by Hermann Hesse
Dr. Emil Breton, a character in film "Sisters"
Emil, character in video game "Nier"
Dr. Emil Schaffhausen III, main character in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Emlynn, Emlen, Emilion, Aimil, Emelen, Emilianus, Emlyn, Aymil, Emlin, Emilyan

Emil's International Variations

Emilian (Slavic) Emelinho, Emilinho (Portuguese) Emilano, Emilio (Spanish) Emeli (Finnish) Emile (French)