Emil Origin and Meaning
The name Emil is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "rival".
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.
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Famous People Named Emil
- Emil Herman Robert CedercreutzFinnish sculptor
- Emil ÖhmannFinnish linguist
- Johan Emil KauppiFinnish composer
- Emil CioranRomanian philosopher
- Emil Constantinescu3rd President of Romania
- Emil Dominik Josef Hácha3rd President of Czechoslovakia
- Emil Fredrick NervanderFinnish author
- Emil IsacRomanian poet
- Emil Theodor Kocherwinner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
- Emil MelmothMexican artist
- Aquila EmilPapua New Guinean rugby league footballer
- Emil Adolf von Behringwinner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
- Frans Emil SillanpääFinnish winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
- Jyrki Pekka Emil LinnankiviFinnish musician Jyrki69 of The 69 Eyes
- Emil Peter ForsbergSwedish professional footballer
Emil in Pop Culture
- Emil i Lönnebergaseries of novels by Astrid Lindgren about a young prankster
- "Emil"nickname of the Kurt Maschler Award for integrated text and illustration
- Emil RiverChina and Kazakhstan
- Emil Kolarcharacter on TV's "The Sopranos"
- Emil Blonsky aka Abominationcharacter in Marvel Comics
- Emil Antonowskya villain in film "RoboCop"
- Emil Bleehallmain character at Walt Disney World's Adventurers Club
- Emil Castagniermain character of the video game Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World"
- Emil Hamiltoncharacter in DC Universe
- Emil Eaglecharacter in Donald Duck comics
- Dr. Emil Langcharacter in animated series "Robotech"
- Emil SkodaM.D., character on TV's "Law & Orde"r and "Law & Order: SVU"
- Emil Tischbeintitle character in "Emil and the Detectives" and its sequel by Erich Kästner
- Emil Naruda scientist in video game "Starcraft II"
- Emil Steilssoncharacter representing Iceland in anime "Hetalia: Axis Powers"
- Emil Sinclairthe main character in "Demian" by Hermann Hesse
- Dr. Emil Bretona character in film "Sisters"
- Emilcharacter in video game "Nier"
- Dr. Emil Schaffhausen IIImain character in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
- Emilcharacter in World War II based book Emil and Karl