Italian and Spanish variation of Emil

Emiliano Origin and Meaning

The name Emiliano is a boy's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "rival".

Emiliano is an appealing Latinate version of Emil, with the same gentle sounds but additional flair. Popular in Chile and Mexico, where it ranks in the Top 20, Emiliano is also a rising name in the US.

Derived from the Roman family name Aemilius, Emiliano - like its close relations, Emily, Emilia and Emilio - means "rival".

A once obscure choice in the US, Emiliano entered the Top 1000 in the late 90s and has steadily climbed into the Top 200. Already given to nearly 2800 babies every year, its cool -o ending and softer sounds might help it to rise further in the future.

Notable namesakes include Emiliano Zapata Salazar, a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, who helped establish modern Mexico and Emiliano Sala, an Argentine footballer.

# 133 in the US

Emiliano Rank in US Top 1000

# 1445 on Nameberry

Emiliano Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Emiliano Popularity

Famous People Named Emiliano

  • Emiliano ZapataMexican revolutionary
  • Emiliano Adrián InsúaArgentine footballer
  • Emiliano BrembillaItalian swimmer
  • Emiliano MorettiItalian footballer
  • Emiliano Ricardo FrutoColombian baseball pitcher
  • Emiliano RealiItalian novelist
  • Emiliano D'AvilaBrazilian actor
  • Emiliano (b. 2000)son of singer Ana Bárbara
  • Emiliano Pernía (b. 2000)son of actors Gregorio Pernía and Marcela Mar
  • Emiliano López (b. 2001)son of TV personality Íngrid Coronado and singer Charly López
  • Emiliano Islas (b. 2011)son of actor Mauricio Islas