Spanish and Italian variation of Emil

Emilio Origin and Meaning

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

Dashing and suave, with a hint of poetry and gentleness, Emilio is an appealing and international choice. A solid favorite in Italy, it is also on the rise in the US, France, Austria, and the UK.

Derived from the Roman family name, Aemilius, Emilio is part of the Emil, Emiliano, Emily and Emilia family, all with the meaning "rival".

While Emilio isn't quite as popular as its feminine counterparts yet, it has received more attention in recent years. With other -o names such as Matteo, Arlo, and Leo all trending for boys, it broke into the US Top 200 for the first time in 2022 and is now given to over 2000 babies every year.

Actor Emilio Estevez has brought notable attention to the name, while Italian fashion designers Emilio Pucci and Emilio Cavallini give it an air of style. Other recent namesakes include footballer Emilio Nsue, actor Emilio Sakraya, and influencer Emilio Martinez.

# 180 in the US

Emilio Rank in US Top 1000

# 334 on Nameberry

Emilio Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Emilio Popularity

Famous People Named Emilio

  • Emilio EstevezAmerican actor
  • Emilio Aguinaldo1st President of the Phillippines
  • Emilio PucciItalian fashion designer
  • Emilio CavalliniItalian fashion designer
  • Emilio "El Indio" FernándezMexican film director
  • Emilio Gino SegrèItalian physicist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Emilio MartinezSpanish YouTuber; twin brother Ivan Martinez
  • Rhodes Emilio Gilbert (b. 2015)son of Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert