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.
Emil Cioran, Romanian philosopher
AquilaEmil, Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer
EmilAdolf von Behring, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
EmilTheodor Kocher, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
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)
EmilRiver, 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 TimRoth in The Incredible Hulk.