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Emily

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • #61 All Time
  • #8 in 2015
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36k Emilio (Italian)
32k Emil (German)
25k Emilia (Latin)
24k Emilie (French)
17k Emely (English)
9k Emile (French)
< 1k Emiliya (Bulgarian)

How popular is the baby name Emily in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 210 210 0 #101 girl name
1881 244 244 0 #90 girl name
1882 272 272 0 #96 girl name
1883 342 342 0 #81 girl name
1884 364 364 0 #81 girl name
1885 346 346 0 #87 girl name
1886 369 369 0 #93 girl name
1887 335 335 0 #99 girl name
1888 457 457 0 #90 girl name
1889 429 429 0 #93 girl name
1890 509 509 0 #87 girl name
1891 444 444 0 #96 girl name
1892 518 518 0 #94 girl name
1893 506 506 0 #95 girl name
1894 551 551 0 #93 girl name
1895 605 605 0 #89 girl name
1896 532 527 5 #98 girl name
1897 619 619 0 #89 girl name
1898 628 628 0 #94 girl name
1899 569 569 0 #96 girl name
1900 626 626 0
1901 537 537 0 #99 girl name
1902 606 606 0 #97 girl name
1903 558 558 0
1904 599 599 0
1905 683 683 0 #100 girl name
1906 619 619 0
1907 714 714 0 #100 girl name
1908 732 732 0
1909 749 749 0
1910 785 785 0
1911 909 909 0
1912 1,153 1,147 6
1913 1,387 1,387 0 #99 girl name
1914 1,650 1,650 0 #98 girl name
1915 2,091 2,091 0 #99 girl name
1916 2,218 2,213 5 #100 girl name
1917 2,220 2,220 0
1918 2,361 2,361 0
1919 2,313 2,307 6
1920 2,175 2,168 7
1921 2,189 2,183 6
1922 2,146 2,146 0
1923 2,061 2,056 5
1924 2,051 2,044 7
1925 1,770 1,765 5
1926 1,735 1,729 6
1927 1,668 1,657 11
1928 1,555 1,555 0
1929 1,451 1,445 6
1930 1,355 1,345 10
1931 1,196 1,188 8
1932 1,154 1,146 8
1933 1,062 1,062 0
1934 1,068 1,068 0
1935 1,094 1,094 0
1936 1,130 1,123 7
1937 1,298 1,293 5
1938 1,315 1,308 7
1939 1,300 1,292 8
1940 1,274 1,269 5
1941 1,377 1,368 9
1942 1,426 1,419 7
1943 1,335 1,335 0
1944 1,251 1,251 0
1945 1,141 1,134 7
1946 1,384 1,379 5
1947 1,467 1,467 0
1948 1,392 1,392 0
1949 1,394 1,394 0
1950 1,324 1,317 7
1951 1,286 1,286 0
1952 1,393 1,393 0
1953 1,324 1,324 0
1954 1,340 1,340 0
1955 1,306 1,306 0
1956 1,288 1,281 7
1957 1,206 1,206 0
1958 1,174 1,174 0
1959 1,212 1,212 0
1960 1,223 1,223 0
1961 1,149 1,149 0
1962 1,078 1,078 0
1963 1,108 1,108 0
1964 1,130 1,130 0
1965 1,288 1,288 0
1966 1,250 1,250 0
1967 1,211 1,206 5
1968 1,327 1,327 0
1969 1,576 1,576 0
1970 1,938 1,932 6
1971 1,869 1,869 0
1972 2,344 2,334 10
1973 3,042 3,029 13 #99 girl name
1974 4,350 4,331 19 #69 girl name
1975 5,501 5,485 16 #48 girl name
1976 5,569 5,549 20 #50 girl name
1977 6,897 6,880 17 #37 girl name
1978 7,502 7,481 21 #33 girl name
1979 8,003 7,976 27 #34 girl name
1980 9,041 9,008 33 #31 girl name
1981 10,849 10,801 48 #29 girl name
1982 12,573 12,518 55 #24 girl name
1983 12,421 12,377 44 #25 girl name
1984 12,834 12,781 53 #24 girl name
1985 13,181 13,134 47 #24 girl name
1986 13,290 13,233 57 #24 girl name
1987 14,763 14,712 51 #19 girl name
1988 15,923 15,866 57 #18 girl name
1989 17,404 17,322 82 #13 girl name
1990 19,414 19,361 53 #12 girl name
1991 20,342 20,308 34 #10 girl name
1992 21,862 21,831 31 #7 girl name
1993 23,636 23,593 43 #5 girl name
1994 24,179 24,148 31 #3 girl name
1995 24,418 24,378 40 #3 girl name
1996 25,184 25,150 34 #1 girl name
1997 25,766 25,731 35 #1 girl name
1998 26,217 26,179 38 #1 girl name
1999 26,582 26,537 45 #1 girl name
2000 25,983 25,953 30 #1 girl name
2001 25,084 25,052 32 #1 girl name
2002 24,493 24,459 34 #1 girl name
2003 25,726 25,685 41 #1 girl name
2004 25,147 25,028 119 #1 girl name
2005 23,963 23,930 33 #1 girl name
2006 21,424 21,393 31 #1 girl name
2007 19,377 19,350 27 #1 girl name
2008 17,448 17,422 26 #3 girl name
2009 15,359 15,340 19 #6 girl name
2010 14,282 14,262 20 #6 girl name
2011 14,252 14,241 11 #6 girl name
2012 13,652 13,631 21 #6 girl name
2013 13,127 13,107 20 #7 girl name
2014 12,633 12,622 11 #7 girl name
2015 11,744 11,727 17 #8 girl name

Want to know about the popularity of the Emily baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 822,354 babies born with the name Emily in the United States. That's more than enough Emilies to occupy the country of Guyana with an estimated population of 784,894 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 210 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Emily" was in 1999 with a total of 26,537 babies. (That's a lot of baby Emilies)

According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Emily" ranks #31 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, 191 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1977. Across the entire United States a total of 6,897 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Emily

The name "Emily" is of English origin, and it means "To Strive or Excel or Rival". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Emily was born in 1983 as Emily Olivia Leah Blunt in London, England, UK.

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Emily VanCamp

Emily VanCamp is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Emily was born in 1986 as Emily Irene VanCamp in Port Perry, Ontario, Canada.

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Emily Osment

Emily Osment is an actress, singer, and songwriter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Emily was born in 1992 as Emily Jordan Osment in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel is an actress and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Emily was born in 1976 as Emily Erin Deschanel in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Emma Stone

Emma Stone is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Emma was born in 1988 as Emily Jean Stone in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.

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Emily Browning

Emily Browning is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Emily was born in 1988 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Emily Watson

Emily Watson is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1991 to present. Emily was born in 1967 as Emily Margaret Watson in Islington, London, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Emily

Emily Bett Rickards
Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Infeld
Emily Dickinson
Emily Kinney
Emily Maynard

Alternative Meanings

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

Y is for young, the years never show!

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Emily born Jun 2, 1960

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 Italy approximately on 1350. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

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. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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