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810k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Emily

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • #61 All Time
  • #7 in 2014
Girls
Boys
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35k Emilio (Italian)
32k Emil (German)
24k Emilie (French)
23k Emilia (Latin)
16k Emely (English)
9k Emile (French)
< 1k Emiliya (Bulgarian)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18802102100#100 girl name
18812442440#90 girl name
18822722720#95 girl name
18833423420#81 girl name
18843643640#81 girl name
18853463460#87 girl name
18863693690#93 girl name
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18905095090#86 girl name
18914444440#95 girl name
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19006266260
19015375370#99 girl name
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19035585580
19045995990
19056836830#100 girl name
19066196190
19077147140#100 girl name
19087327320
19097497490
19107857850
19119099090
19121,1531,1476
19131,3871,3870#99 girl name
19141,6501,6500#98 girl name
19152,0912,0910#99 girl name
19162,2182,2135#100 girl name
19172,2202,2200
19182,3612,3610
19192,3132,3076
19202,1742,1677
19212,1892,1836
19222,1472,1470
19232,0612,0565
19242,0512,0447
19251,7701,7655
19261,7361,7306
19271,6671,65611
19281,5541,5540
19291,4511,4456
19301,3561,34610
19311,1961,1888
19321,1541,1468
19331,0621,0620
19341,0681,0680
19351,0931,0930
19361,1301,1237
19371,2981,2935
19381,3161,3097
19391,3001,2928
19401,2741,2695
19411,3771,3689
19421,4261,4197
19431,3351,3350
19441,2511,2510
19451,1411,1347
19461,3841,3795
19471,4671,4670
19481,3921,3920
19491,3941,3940
19501,3231,3167
19511,2871,2870
19521,3931,3930
19531,3241,3240
19541,3411,3410
19551,3071,3070
19561,2861,2797
19571,2061,2060
19581,1741,1740
19591,2121,2120
19601,2231,2230
19611,1491,1490
19621,0781,0780
19631,1081,1080
19641,1301,1300
19651,2881,2880
19661,2501,2500
19671,2111,2065
19681,3281,3280
19691,5761,5760
19701,9371,9316
19711,8691,8690
19722,3422,33210
19733,0423,02913#99 girl name
19744,3514,33120#69 girl name
19755,5005,48416#48 girl name
19765,5665,54620#50 girl name
19776,8976,88017#37 girl name
19787,5017,48021#33 girl name
19798,0037,97627#34 girl name
19809,0389,00533#31 girl name
198110,84810,80048#29 girl name
198212,57312,51855#24 girl name
198312,41912,37544#25 girl name
198412,83512,78253#24 girl name
198513,18013,13347#24 girl name
198613,28913,23257#24 girl name
198714,76214,71151#19 girl name
198815,92015,86357#18 girl name
198917,40417,32282#13 girl name
199019,41119,35853#12 girl name
199120,34320,30934#10 girl name
199221,86321,83231#7 girl name
199323,63423,59143#5 girl name
199424,17924,14831#3 girl name
199524,41724,37740#3 girl name
199625,18325,14934#1 girl name
199725,76625,73135#1 girl name
199826,21726,17938#1 girl name
199926,58226,53745#1 girl name
200025,98225,95230#1 girl name
200125,08425,05232#1 girl name
200224,49124,45734#1 girl name
200325,72625,68541#1 girl name
200425,14425,025119#1 girl name
200523,96123,92833#1 girl name
200621,42021,38931#1 girl name
200719,37219,34527#1 girl name
200817,44717,42126#3 girl name
200915,35515,33619#6 girl name
201014,28014,26020#6 girl name
201114,24714,23611#6 girl name
201213,64013,61921#6 girl name
201313,11013,09020#7 girl name
201412,57312,56211#7 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Emily? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 810,470 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 first appeared 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 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Emily" ranks #21 in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 183 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1989. Across the entire United States a total of 17,404 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Emily" mean?

Emily (English): To Strive or Excel or Rival

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

E is for extra, those little things you do!

M is for melody, the song of life.

I is for interest, you show in others.

L is for love, your love of life!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Ylime". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Meyil". 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.

Where is the name Emily popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Emily in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Emily

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 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 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 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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Past life for Emily born Dec 15, 1963

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-Central approximately on 1250. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

Name poster for Emily

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