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Gender: F Meaning of Emilia: "rival" Origin of Emilia: Feminine variation of Emil, Latin Emilia's Popularity in 2014: #164

Emilia, the lovely feminine form of the Roman clan name Aemilius, is rising as an Emily/Amelia alternative, now at Number 164. 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.

Emilia is currently enjoying high popularity across some diverse cultures-- it's Number 2 in Iceland, Number 8 in Finland, 11 in Austria , 15 in Poland and 16 in 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 YouTubers Anna and Jonathan Saccone Joly

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)