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Popularity
810k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Emily

Gender: Girl. Ranked #61 most popular

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 electric, a sparkling trait!

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

I is for ideals, no higher!

L is for little, the little things you do.

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 "Ymile". 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.

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



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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 1937 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Emily" is not a popular baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 21 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1937. Across the entire United States a total of 1,298 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Emily

Emma Stone

Emma Stone is an actress with the most prominent portion of their 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 their 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 their 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 their 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 their 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 their 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 Jan 2, 1998

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 Northern India approximately on 900. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.