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Emile

First Name
9k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Emile

"Emile" is a name of French origin, and it means "To Strive or Excel or Rival". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The boy whose upbringing was described by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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  1. A male given name of Latin origin, an anglicized spelling of French Émile.

Notable Persons Named Emile

Emile Hirsch is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Emile was given the name Emile Davenport Hirsch on March 13th, 1985 in Palms, California, U.S.

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Émile Durkheim was a scientist in the fields of philosophy, sociology, sociology of education, and anthropology. Émile was given the name David Émile Durkheim on April 15th, 1858 in Épinal. He breathed his last breath on November 15th, 1917.

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Émile Zola was a naturalism (literature) writer. Émile was given the name Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola on April 2nd, 1840. He died on September 29th, 1902.

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Emile Heskey is a soccer player for the Bolton Wanderers F.C., Leicester City F.C. Reserves, Academy, Leicester City F.C., Liverpool F.C., Birmingham City F.C., Wigan Athletic F.C., Aston Villa F.C., Newcastle Jets FC, England national under-16 football team, and England national under-18 football. Emile was born on January 11th, 1978 in Leicester, England.

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Emile Haynie is a hip hop music, alternative rock, independent music, and pop music record producer, songwriter, and disc jockey. He plays Drum kit, Musical keyboard, Sampler (musical instrument), and Drum machine. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Emile was born Emile Haynie on July 13th, 1980 in Buffalo, New York, United States.

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Emile Griffith was a boxer. Emile was born on February 3rd, 1938 in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. He left this life on July 23rd, 2013.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Emile

Jonathan Emile is a political hip hop, reggae, rhythm, blues, spoken word, and hip hop soul rapper/poet, singer/songwriter, producer, rapping, poet, singing, and songwriter. He was most prominent from 2009 to 2009. Jonathan was born on February 19th, 1986. Jonathan is also known as Jon E.

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Shufani was born on May 24th, 1947.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 12 0 12
1881 20 0 20
1882 37 0 37
1883 23 0 23
1884 28 0 28
1885 19 0 19
1886 25 0 25
1887 21 0 21
1888 21 0 21
1889 27 0 27
1890 21 0 21
1891 19 5 14
1892 28 0 28
1893 25 0 25
1894 26 0 26
1895 21 0 21
1896 34 0 34
1897 24 0 24
1898 31 0 31
1899 23 0 23
1900 31 0 31
1901 20 0 20
1902 18 0 18
1903 23 0 23
1904 28 0 28
1905 36 5 31
1906 21 0 21
1907 23 0 23
1908 33 0 33
1909 41 5 36
1910 43 0 43
1911 54 0 54
1912 76 0 76
1913 101 6 95
1914 126 5 121
1915 133 6 127
1916 145 9 136
1917 148 10 138
1918 160 7 153
1919 156 6 150
1920 153 11 142
1921 171 6 165
1922 167 0 167
1923 167 9 158
1924 152 5 147
1925 148 8 140
1926 140 9 131
1927 145 8 137
1928 128 6 122
1929 111 0 111
1930 121 0 121
1931 119 0 119
1932 117 5 112
1933 97 0 97
1934 76 0 76
1935 85 0 85
1936 91 0 91
1937 94 9 85
1938 102 9 93
1939 98 6 92
1940 80 8 72
1941 84 0 84
1942 87 0 87
1943 86 0 86
1944 82 0 82
1945 76 0 76
1946 81 8 73
1947 108 0 108
1948 82 0 82
1949 85 5 80
1950 69 0 69
1951 66 0 66
1952 74 0 74
1953 68 0 68
1954 73 9 64
1955 62 5 57
1956 78 0 78
1957 51 0 51
1958 79 6 73
1959 77 5 72
1960 56 0 56
1961 75 6 69
1962 63 0 63
1963 63 6 57
1964 55 0 55
1965 48 0 48
1966 43 0 43
1967 42 0 42
1968 47 0 47
1969 40 0 40
1970 57 0 57
1971 44 0 44
1972 42 5 37
1973 36 0 36
1974 45 6 39
1975 42 6 36
1976 39 0 39
1977 36 6 30
1978 49 11 38
1979 36 0 36
1980 51 16 35
1981 53 9 44
1982 48 10 38
1983 37 6 31
1984 44 16 28
1985 43 10 33
1986 33 10 23
1987 47 14 33
1988 57 17 40
1989 36 13 23
1990 35 10 25
1991 55 16 39
1992 46 14 32
1993 46 17 29
1994 55 17 38
1995 56 13 43
1996 40 13 27
1997 40 14 26
1998 46 11 35
1999 38 13 25
2000 40 9 31
2001 45 12 33
2002 57 15 42
2003 42 8 34
2004 53 14 39
2005 53 9 44
2006 46 12 34
2007 56 15 41
2008 58 9 49
2009 55 6 49
2010 32 0 32
2011 35 0 35
2012 47 7 40
2013 46 0 46
2014 62 10 52
2015 64 9 55
2016 59 0 59

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Popularity of Emile as a first name

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Popularity of Emile as a last name

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Common last names for Emile

  • Leblanc
  • Roy
  • Hebert
  • Pelletier
  • Cote
  • Martin
  • Williams
  • Belanger
  • Richard
  • Nadeau
  • Fournier
  • Ouellette
  • Caron

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Emile U.S.
  White 7.70% 64.26%
  African American 86.73% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Emile

People with the last name Emile are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Emile

  • How Popular is the name Emile? Emile is the 2,701st most popular name of all time. As a last name Emile was the 22,689th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Emile have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,645 babies born with the first name Emile in the United States. That's more than enough people named Emile to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Emile? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Emile first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Emile is Monday, August 19th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Emile born? The highest recorded use of the first name Emile was in 1922 with a total of 167 babies.
  • Random Emile Factoid: According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Emile ranks 49th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 5 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1910.
  • Weird things about the name Emile: Your name in reverse order is Elime. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Emiel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Emile? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,130 people with the last name Emile.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Emile? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Emile as their last name since less than 1 person in 263k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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