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Gender: Female Meaning of Aemilia: "rival" Origin of Aemilia: Roman

The name Aemilia is a girl's name meaning "rival". Aemilia and discussed in our forums with posts like "GP or usable?".

From the experts:

Aemilia is the Ancient Roman spelling of the popular Emilia and family. With Emilia and Amelia so popular, this version, while authentic and attractive, will only create confusion without adding real distinction.

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Famous People Named Aemilia

Aemilia Clara, wife of Roman Emperor Quintus Petronius Didius Severus
Aemilia Tertia aka Aemilia Paulla, wife of Scipio Africanus aka Scipio the elder, Roman general and statesman
Aemilia Lepida, several ancient Roman women of the gens Aemilia and the branch Lepidus, including the fiancee of Emperor Claudius
Aemilia Bassano aka Emilia Lanyer, first professional woman poet in England
Aemilia Scaura, daughter of Marcus Aemilius Scaurus and Caecilia Metella Dalmatica and second wife of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus aka Pompey the Great

Pop Culture References for the name Aemilia

Aemilia, daughter of Aeneas and Lavinia in Roman legend, who consorted with Ares, giving birth to Romulus, the founder of Rome
Aemilia, character in G. A. Henty's, Beric the Briton


Hydra Says:


Yeah,some modern parents probably use it as a "kre8tiff" variant.

snowsbeloved Says:


Check out the main Amelia page :)

snowsbeloved Says:


Well, I was going off what Nameberry has posted about it being a variant of Amelia...but I can see it also being part of the Emily family.

Hydra Says:


It's not actually a spelling variation-it's the Ancient Roman form of Emily,so it has no relation to Amelia.I agree that it is very pretty,though.

snowsbeloved Says:


I think this spelling variation is so pretty, and I typically dislike unusual spellings of popular classics. It doesn't seem kree8tiff at all, although most likely the bearer of this name will ALWAYS have her name misspelled :/ too bad, I think it's prettier to look at than Amelia