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As one of the top baby names for girls for over two decades, Emily has proven itself both popular and at the same time become overused. Here, some alternative baby names you might want to consider instead.
  • Aimee

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Amy was a 1970s favorite, and French spelling Aimee peaked in the same decade. Read More 

  • Amalia

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Amalia is a widely cross-cultural name, heard from Italy to Romania, Germany to Spain to Scandinavia. The current heir to the Dutch throne is Princess Catharina-Amalia of Orange. It can be... Read More 

  • Amelia

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    Amelia, a lovely Victorian name, with a heroic connection to aviatrix Amelia Earhart, is one of the fastest-rising girls' names as an alternative to the overused Emily and Amanda, jumping 169... Read More 

  • Amelie

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    This French favorite has been gaining notice here thanks to the charming 2001 French film Amelie; it entered the American popularity list in 2002 and is now solidly established in the Top... Read More 

  • Cecily

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Cecily is as dainty as a lace handkerchief. Sisters of Cecily that may also interest you: Cecilia, Celia, Cicely, and Celestia.

    Cecily has a wide assortment of namesakes. One Cecily... Read More 

  • Ellery

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    In the past few years Ellery has gone from middle-aged male detective to a plausible girls' name, a la Hillary. Read More 

  • Elodie

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    The lyrical and melodious Elodie, a budding Nameberry favorite, is an overlooked medieval saint's name that could be a more sophisticated tribute to an Aunt Melody.

    Elodie (accent over... Read More 

  • Emerson

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    The combination of Emily and Emma's popularity -- and the fact that Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher's daughter is named Emerson -- have put this formerly strictly male name,... Read More 

  • Emery

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    The superpopularity of Emily and Emma has recently boosted the unisex Emery, especially since it's also a starbaby via Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn. (There are twice as many female Emerys as... Read More 

  • Emilia

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    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... Read More 

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