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810k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Emily

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • #61 All Time
  • #7 in 2014
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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 210 210 0 #100 girl name
1881 244 244 0 #90 girl name
1882 272 272 0 #95 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 #98 girl name
1888 457 457 0 #90 girl name
1889 429 429 0 #93 girl name
1890 509 509 0 #86 girl name
1891 444 444 0 #95 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 #96 girl name
1897 619 619 0 #88 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 2,174 2,167 7
1921 2,189 2,183 6
1922 2,147 2,147 0
1923 2,061 2,056 5
1924 2,051 2,044 7
1925 1,770 1,765 5
1926 1,736 1,730 6
1927 1,667 1,656 11
1928 1,554 1,554 0
1929 1,451 1,445 6
1930 1,356 1,346 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 1,093 1,093 0
1936 1,130 1,123 7
1937 1,298 1,293 5
1938 1,316 1,309 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 1,323 1,316 7
1951 1,287 1,287 0
1952 1,393 1,393 0
1953 1,324 1,324 0
1954 1,341 1,341 0
1955 1,307 1,307 0
1956 1,286 1,279 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 1,328 1,328 0
1969 1,576 1,576 0
1970 1,937 1,931 6
1971 1,869 1,869 0
1972 2,342 2,332 10
1973 3,042 3,029 13 #99 girl name
1974 4,351 4,331 20 #69 girl name
1975 5,500 5,484 16 #48 girl name
1976 5,566 5,546 20 #50 girl name
1977 6,897 6,880 17 #37 girl name
1978 7,501 7,480 21 #33 girl name
1979 8,003 7,976 27 #34 girl name
1980 9,038 9,005 33 #31 girl name
1981 10,848 10,800 48 #29 girl name
1982 12,573 12,518 55 #24 girl name
1983 12,419 12,375 44 #25 girl name
1984 12,835 12,782 53 #24 girl name
1985 13,180 13,133 47 #24 girl name
1986 13,289 13,232 57 #24 girl name
1987 14,762 14,711 51 #19 girl name
1988 15,920 15,863 57 #18 girl name
1989 17,404 17,322 82 #13 girl name
1990 19,411 19,358 53 #12 girl name
1991 20,343 20,309 34 #10 girl name
1992 21,863 21,832 31 #7 girl name
1993 23,634 23,591 43 #5 girl name
1994 24,179 24,148 31 #3 girl name
1995 24,417 24,377 40 #3 girl name
1996 25,183 25,149 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 25,982 25,952 30 #1 girl name
2001 25,084 25,052 32 #1 girl name
2002 24,491 24,457 34 #1 girl name
2003 25,726 25,685 41 #1 girl name
2004 25,144 25,025 119 #1 girl name
2005 23,961 23,928 33 #1 girl name
2006 21,420 21,389 31 #1 girl name
2007 19,372 19,345 27 #1 girl name
2008 17,447 17,421 26 #3 girl name
2009 15,355 15,336 19 #6 girl name
2010 14,280 14,260 20 #6 girl name
2011 14,247 14,236 11 #6 girl name
2012 13,640 13,619 21 #6 girl name
2013 13,110 13,090 20 #7 girl name
2014 12,573 12,562 11 #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 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 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Emily" ranks #1 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, 495 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2002. Across the entire United States a total of 24,491 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.

English

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.

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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Alternative Meanings

E is for elate, you make others happy.

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

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 "Elyim". 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 Sep 13, 1938

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 Poland approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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