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Emil

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822k Emily (English)
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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 119 0 119
1881 145 0 145 #90 boy name
1882 157 0 157 #93 boy name
1883 139 0 139 #99 boy name
1884 175 0 175 #91 boy name
1885 138 0 138
1886 127 0 127
1887 146 0 146 #100 boy name
1888 142 0 142
1889 146 0 146
1890 165 0 165
1891 133 0 133
1892 157 0 157
1893 159 0 159
1894 128 0 128
1895 136 0 136
1896 148 5 143
1897 131 0 131
1898 158 0 158
1899 128 0 128
1900 127 0 127
1901 122 0 122
1902 136 0 136
1903 128 0 128
1904 101 0 101
1905 122 0 122
1906 139 0 139
1907 150 0 150
1908 141 0 141
1909 153 0 153
1910 194 0 194
1911 214 0 214
1912 407 0 407
1913 557 6 551
1914 689 5 684
1915 926 8 918
1916 970 0 970
1917 1,012 8 1,004
1918 912 0 912
1919 854 7 847
1920 842 7 835
1921 827 8 819
1922 830 6 824
1923 803 6 797
1924 796 6 790
1925 732 8 724
1926 687 6 681
1927 629 7 622
1928 587 7 580
1929 504 7 497
1930 514 5 509
1931 455 7 448
1932 391 0 391
1933 370 0 370
1934 335 0 335
1935 325 5 320
1936 273 0 273
1937 275 0 275
1938 327 5 322
1939 274 0 274
1940 263 0 263
1941 297 0 297
1942 259 0 259
1943 262 0 262
1944 222 0 222
1945 223 0 223
1946 246 0 246
1947 258 0 258
1948 251 0 251
1949 217 0 217
1950 206 0 206
1951 215 0 215
1952 206 0 206
1953 184 0 184
1954 179 0 179
1955 178 0 178
1956 174 0 174
1957 188 0 188
1958 170 0 170
1959 162 0 162
1960 165 5 160
1961 148 0 148
1962 145 0 145
1963 126 0 126
1964 132 0 132
1965 146 0 146
1966 99 0 99
1967 102 0 102
1968 97 0 97
1969 109 0 109
1970 124 0 124
1971 100 0 100
1972 92 0 92
1973 102 0 102
1974 92 0 92
1975 98 0 98
1976 89 0 89
1977 82 0 82
1978 89 0 89
1979 94 0 94
1980 89 0 89
1981 77 0 77
1982 82 0 82
1983 98 0 98
1984 84 0 84
1985 79 0 79
1986 62 0 62
1987 89 0 89
1988 72 0 72
1989 76 0 76
1990 82 0 82
1991 91 0 91
1992 104 0 104
1993 71 0 71
1994 94 0 94
1995 90 0 90
1996 73 0 73
1997 63 0 63
1998 69 0 69
1999 99 0 99
2000 89 0 89
2001 108 0 108
2002 97 0 97
2003 86 0 86
2004 79 0 79
2005 92 0 92
2006 101 0 101
2007 112 0 112
2008 134 0 134
2009 147 0 147
2010 106 0 106
2011 106 0 106
2012 114 0 114
2013 115 0 115
2014 119 0 119
2015 126 0 126

Want to know about the popularity of the Emil baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 31,673 babies born with the name Emil in the United States. That's more than enough Emils to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 119 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Emil" was in 1917 with a total of 1,004 babies. (That's a lot of baby Emils)

According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Emil" ranks #96 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 20 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1918. Across the entire United States a total of 912 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Emil" mean? The list below shows the origins of Emil as well as things modernly associated with the name Emil such as celebrities named Emil.

Origin and Meaning of Emil

The name "Emil" is of German origin, and it means "To Strive or Excel or Rival". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Emil Zatopek

Emil Zatopek is a sportsperson. Emil was born in 1922 in Koprivnice, Czechoslovakia.

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Emil Jannings

Emil Jannings is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1914 to 1945. Emil was born in 1884 as Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz in Rorschach, Switzerland.

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Anthony Mann

Anthony was born in 1906 as Emil Anton Bundesmann in San Diego, California, United States.

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Emile Cioran

Emile Cioran is a philosopher. Emile was born in 1911 as Emil Mihai Cioran in Rasinari, Austro-Hungary (today Romania).

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Emil Chow

Emil was born in 1960.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Emil

Emil America
Emil Blonsky
Emil Cioran
Emil De Cou
Emil Minty
Emil Nolde
Emil Pagliarulo
Emil Sitka

Alternative Meanings

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

Your name in reverse order is "Lime". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eilm". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Emil born Jul 30, 1930

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Alaska approximately on 1675. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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