Gender: Male Meaning of Emilian: "rival" Origin of Emilian: Romanian form of Emil

Emilian Origin and Meaning

The name Emilian is a boy's name of Slavic, Romanian origin meaning "rival".

With the new trend of boys' names rising on the heels of their popular sisters, the unusual-yet-familiar-feeling Emilian might become better known thanks to its relationship to Emily and Emilia/Amelia. Rather than being two branches of the same tree, Emilian and Emily are actually one tree while Emmett and Emma hang on a whole separate tree. But all have a lot of modern appeal, and Emilian may be a more attractive and intriguing male form than Emil. There was a St. Emilian.

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esita Says:


I like this a lot (which is odd as I dislike all Amelia, Emily, Emilia names for girls).

Zelliew Says:


Emilian just doesn't work - Try an alternative

yvonne_virginia Says:


I prefer Emil and Emilia.

indiefendi2 Says:


I like Emilio better. I can't make up my mind about Emilian.

kendelbell Says:


It's such a shame that this name has such a handsome appearance, yet would be so difficult for someone from the US like me to pronounce correctly and make sure it still holds the beauty that it should.