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Meaning of Emily

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The name Emily has the following meaning:

One who is hardworking and industrious. This name has topped the US top 1000 charts in recent years. Extremely popular.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Emily is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 1 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Emily fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 3 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 6 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Emily in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Emily is pronounced as em-uh-lee


Emily originates from the Latin language.

See other suggested Latin girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Emily and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Emily: Boys - Chester, Florian, Lum, Octavio, Girls - Araceli, Felicia, Karly, Marcia, Myra, Norma, Both genders - Cecil, Patricia



Common nicknames for the name Emily are: Emmy, Millie, Em


We think the name Emily should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Emily to be: Intelligent and cute woman

In one word, you might describe Emily as a(n) "intelligent" person.

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Faces of



Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Emily (or its variants) are:

Emily Dickinson , born on 10 December, a famous poet. Emily Dickinson 's background: An American poet.

Emily Robison, born on 16 August, a famous singer. Emily Robison's background: A successful American country songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning female country band the Dixie Chicks.

Emily Jane Brontė, born on 30 July, a famous poet. Emily Jane Brontė's background: A British novelist and poet, now best remembered for her only novel Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature.
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