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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.
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  • Aimee

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  • Amalia

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    Amalia is a widely cross-cultural name, heard from Italy to Romania, Germany to Spain to Scandinavia, and recently chosen for the Dutch royal baby. It can be pronounced ah-MAH-lee-a or ah-mah-LEE-a... 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 place... Read More 

  • Amelie

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    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 has been rising ever since. Also spelled Amal... Read More 

  • Cecily

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    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 was the moth... Read More 

  • Ellery

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

  • Elodie

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    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 the first E... Read More 

  • Emerson

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    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, embodying the gr... Read More 

  • Emery

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

  • Emilia

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    Emilia, the lovely feminine form of the Roman clan name Aemilius, is rising as an Emily/Amelia alternative, now at Number 268. Its one problem is that it sounds like and is often seen as interchang... Read More 

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