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Gender: Male Meaning of Emilio: "rival" Origin of Emilio: Spanish and Italian variation of Emil Emilio's Popularity in 2017: #261

The name Emilio is a boy's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "rival". Emilio is ranked #261 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Names with a Strong O and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Dashing and popular Italian and Spanish favorite, as is Emiliano.

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Famous People Named Emilio

Emilio Estevez, American actor
Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Phillippines
Emilio Pucci, Italian fashion designer
Emilio Cavallini, Italian fashion designer
Emilio "El Indio" Fernández, Mexican film director
Emilio Gino Segrè, Italian physicist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Emilio Martinez, Spanish YouTuber; twin brother Ivan Martinez
Rhodes Emilio Gilbert (b. 2015), son of Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert

Pop Culture References for the name Emilio

Emileo, Llillo, Emiliano, Miyo, Milo, Melo, Emielo, Imelio, Aemilio, Hemilio, Emelio


indiefendi2 Says:


Such a beautiful name. Very romantic. Emilian sounds to me like it could be mistaken for Emily-Ann but it looks handsome on paper.

Guest Says:


I love this but would probably put it in the middle. It's one of the coolest and most underrated O names!

writtenmania Says:


Emilio Estevez is pretty cool!

brianakmartinez Says:


Emilio is perfect! I want to stay true to my Latina roots & this name would be cute & classic.