In the US, the preferred boys' spin on the mega-popular Emily and Emma is Emmett, but in much of Europe it's Emil. As Emmett gets trendier in the US, parents in search of a more unusual Em name may look to Emil.
FransEmil Sillanpää, Finnish winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
EmilHermanRobert Cedercreutz, Finnish sculptor
Emil Öhmann, Finnish linguist
JohanEmil Kauppi, Finnish composer
Emil Cioran, Romanian philosopher
Emil Constantinescu, 3rd President of Romania
EmilDominikJosef Hácha, 3rd President of Czechoslovakia
EmilFredrick Nervander, Finnish author
EmilIsac, Romanian poet
EmilTheodor Kocher, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Emil Melmoth, Mexican artist
AquilaEmil, Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer
EmilAdolf von Behring, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Jyrki PekkaEmil Linnankivi, Finnish musician Jyrki69 of The 69 Eyes
Emil i Lönneberga, series of novels by Astrid Lindgren about a young prankster
"Emil", nickname of the Kurt Maschler Award for integrated text and illustration
EmilRiver, China and Kazakhstan
Emil Kolar, character on TV's "The Sopranos"
Emil Blonsky aka Abomination, character in Marvel Comics
Emil Antonowsky, a villain in film "RoboCop"
Emil Bleehall, main character at Walt Disney World's Adventurers Club
Emil Castagnier, main character of the video game Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World"
EmilEagle, character in Donald Duck comics
Dr. Emil Lang, character in animated series "Robotech"
Emil Skoda, M.D., character on TV's "Law & Orde"r and "Law & Order: SVU"
Emil Tischbein, title character in "Emil and the Detectives" and its sequel by Erich Kästner
Emil Narud, a scientist in video game "Starcraft II"
Emil Steilsson, character representing Iceland in anime "Hetalia: Axis Powers"
EmilSinclair, the main character in "Demian" by Hermann Hesse
Dr. EmilBreton, a character in film "Sisters"
Emil, character in video game "Nier"
Dr. Emil Schaffhausen III, main character in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Emil, character in World War II based book Emil and Karl