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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 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

Pop Culture References for the name Emil

Emil i Lönneberga (1963–1997), a series of novels by Astrid Lindgren about a young prankster
"Emil", nickname of the Kurt Maschler Award for integrated text and illustration (1982–1999)
Emil River, in China and Kazakhstan
Emil Kolar, Christopher Moltisanti's first kill, portrayed in The Sopranos "Pilot" episode
Emil Blonsky, a Marvel Universe villain/antihero also known as Abomination, played by Tim Roth in The Incredible Hulk.

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)