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Gender: F Meaning of Emily: "rival" Origin of Emily: Feminine variation of Emil, Latin Emily's Popularity in 2012: #6

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Emily may have dropped somewhat in the current standings, but it was the most popular name for over a decade because it appeals as a girls' name on many levels: Emily is feminine, classic, simple, pretty, and strong. But, at this point, Emily's waaaaaaay overused, though it does have those nice literary namesakes, like Emily Dickinson and Emily Bronte.

Parents who a decade ago might have chosen Emily have moved on to Emma, which briefly captured the number one crown, and now are looking at such alternatives as Amelia and Emmeline. But those girls' names, like Emma, may soon feel overused too.

Popularity issues aside, Emily is a wonderful name: simple, musical, classic, feminine, easy to understand and to like. If you have a complicated last name or you want a name that's accessible on every level, Emily may be your girl.

Modern Emilys in the spotlight include a number of the hottest young actresses-- Emily Blunt, Emily Mortimer, Emily Deschanel-- and even Emma Watson was christened Emily.

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Famous People Named Emily

Emily Bett Rickards, actress
Emily Carr, artist
Emily Deschanel, American actress
Emily Donelson, unofficial First Lady of the US under Andrew Jackson
Emily Giffin, author
Emily Hampshire, actress
Emily Hart, actress
Emily Jenkins (E. Lockhart), author
Emily Jacir, artist
Emily King, singer
Emily Meade, actress
Emily Oster, economist
Emily Perkins, Canadian actress
Emily Perkins, author
Emily Post, author
Emily Procter, American actress
Emily Vancamp, American actress
Emily Jane White, singer
Emily Yoffe, journalist
Emily Young, sculptor
Emily Young, film director
Emily Alyn Lind, child actress
Emily DiDonato, American model
Emily Frances, TV reporter
Emily Jordan Osment, American actress
Emily Claire Dolenz, daughter of "Monkee" Micky Dolenz
Rachel Emily Nichols, American actress
Emily Elbert, singer
Emily Rose, actress
Emily Beth Stern, daughter of TV/radio personality Howard Stern
Emily Wells, musician
Emily Grace Reaves, American actress
Emily "Emma" Stone, American actress
Emily Wickersham, actress
Emily Mortimer, American actress
Emily Dickinson, American poet
Emily Bronte, English writer
Emily Blunt, English actress
Emily Ratajkowski, British-America model and actress
Emily Browning, Australian actress
Emily Watson, English actress
Emily Kinney, American actress/singer
Emily Vallely, daughter of pro skateboarder Mike Vallely
Emily Rose Crocker, famous Tumblr blogger

Pop Culture References for the Name Emily

Emily, character in Toy Story 2
Emily Prentiss, FBI profiler on Criminal Minds TV show
Emily, a train from Thomas & Friends
"The Exorcism of Emily Rose," horror movie
Emily Thorne, character in TV show "Revenge"
Emily, little sister of Thachery in "Hocus Pocus" movie
Emily, from the horror movie "Hide and seek"
Emily the Strange, clothing line, comic book, and book character
Emily Quartermaine, character on General Hospital
"Emily", song by From First to Last
Emily Hobbs, character on See Dad Run TV show
Emily Fields, Pretty Little Liars TV show and book character
Emily Waltham, character on Friends
Emily Windsnap, book series by Liz Kessler
Emily Litella, Saturday Night Live character
Emily Schuster, character in "Just Listen"
Emily Fitch, a character from the TV series 'Skins'

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Emily's International Variations

Amalia, Emelia, Emilka (Eastern European) Émilie, Amalie (French) Amma, Amilie, Emelie, Emmi (German) Aimilios (Greek) Emele, Emalia (Hawaiian) Aimiliona, Eimile (Irish) Emiliana (Italian) Alalija (Russian) Aimil (Scottish) Emilia, Ema, Emilita (Spanish)