Emilia

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Gender: F Meaning of Emilia: "rival" Origin of Emilia: Feminine variation of Emil, Latin Emilia's Popularity in 2015: #145

Emilia, the lovely feminine form of the Roman clan name Aemilius, is rising as an Emily/Amelia alternative, now at Number 133. Its one problem is that it sounds like and is often seen as interchangeable with Amelia, which has a different root and meaning.

Emilia also has Shakespearean appeal as the wife of Iago and confidante of Desdemona in Othello. In modern pop culture, Emilia is the name of the main character in The Princess Diaries and the first name of Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke.

Emilia is currently enjoying high popularity across some diverse cultures -- it's near the top of the charts in Iceland, Finland, Austria, Poland and Chile.

Famous People Named Emilia

Emilia Clarke, English actress
Emilia Fox, English actress
Emilia Lanier, Elizabethan poet
Emilia Plater, Polish-Lithuanian revolutionary
Emilia Rydberg, Swedish singer
Emilia Tommasina Saccone-Joly, daughter of vloggers Jonathan Joly & Anna Saccone as part of the Sacconejolys
Emilia Pikkarainen, Finnish Olympic swimmer
Emilia Anna Kaczorowska-Wojtyła, mother of the pope John Paul II
Emilia Krakowska, Polish film and theatre actress
Emilia Szczaniecka, Polish social activist, participant of the november uprising
Emilia Van Der Beek, daughter of American actor James Van Der Beek

Pop Culture References for the name Emilia

Emilia, wife to Iago in Shakespeare's play "Othello"
Emilia Greenleaf, main character in "The Other Woman"
Emilia Mendoza, character in "The House of the Scorpion" by Nancy Farmer
Emilia, Mrs Orange's baby, with eight teeth, in Dickens's short story "A Holiday Romance" (1868)
Emilia, main character in "Salt to the Sea" by Ruta Sepetys
Emilia, character in "Nad Niemnem" by Eliza Orzeszkowa
Emilka (Emilia), character in "Noce I Dnie" (Nights And Days)" by Maria Dąbrowska
Emilia, character in "The Magician From Lublin" by Isaac Bashevis Singer