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Emily

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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

Fun Facts about the name Emily

  • How many people with the first name Emily have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 822,354 babies born with the first name Emily in the United States. That's more than enough people named Emily to occupy the country of Guyana with an estimated population of 784,894 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Emily? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 210 new born babies.
  • When was Emily first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Emily is Wednesday, August 8th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Emily born? The highest recorded use of the first name Emily was in 1999 with a total of 26,537 babies. That's a lot of babies named Emily!
  • Random Emily Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Emily ranks 2nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 63 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Emily: Your name in reverse order is Ylime. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eylmi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Emily? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 911 people with the last name Emily.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Emily? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Emily as their last name since less than 1 person in 323k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Emily as a first name

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Popularity of Emily as a last name

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Common last names for Emily

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Martin
  • Thomas
  • Clark
  • Nelson
  • Jackson

Common first names for Emily

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Emily U.S.
  White 87.60% 64.26%
  African American 3.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Emily

People with the last name Emily are most frequently White

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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.

English form of Latin Aemilia, a gens name from aemulus (“rival, or those in the next valley”).

  1. A female given name.

Emily was also found in the following language(s): Danish and German

Notable Persons With the Name Emily

Emma Stone

Emma Stone is an actress. She has been prominent since 2004. Emma was given the name Emily Jean Stone on November 6th, 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S. Emma is also known as Emily Stone and Riley Stone.

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Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt is an actress. She was most prominent from 2001 to present. Emily was given the name Emily Olivia Leah Blunt on February 23rd, 1983 in London, England, UK.

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Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski is an influential somebody. Emily was given the name Emily O'Hara Ratajkowski on June 7th, 1991 in Westminster.

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Emily Jane Browning

Emily Jane Browning is an actress and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Emily was born on December 7th, 1988 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Emily is also known as Browning, Emily Jane, and Em.

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Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel is an actress and producer. Her ongoing career started in 1994. Emily was given the name Emily Erin Deschanel by her parents Caleb Deschanel and Mary Jo Deschanel on October 11th, 1976 in Los Angeles.

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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was a poet. Emily was given the name Emily Elizabeth Dickinson on December 10th, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts. She breathed her last breath on May 15th, 1886.

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  • Emily VanCamp
    (actress)
  • Emily Watson
    (actress)
  • Emily Bett Rickards
    (actress)
  • Emily Mortimer
    (actress)
  • Emily Osment
    (actress)
  • Emily Jane Brontë
    (writer)
  • Emily Kinney
    (musician)
  • Emily Meade
    (actress)
  • Emily Wickersham
    (actress)
  • Emily Procter
    (actor)
  • Emily Rose
    (famed person)
  • Emily Hampshire
    (actress)
  • Maddy O'Reilly
    (famous human)
  • Emily Davison
    (teacher)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Emily

Emily

Emily is a fictional character.

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Lydia Emily

Lydia Emily is a noteworthy human.

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Edward Emily

Edward Emily was an influential somebody. Edward was born in 1617. He left this life in 1657.

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What does the name Emily mean?

Eis for expressive, not one to hold within.

Mis for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

Iis for inspire, others seek your guidance.

Lis for lofty, your ambitions are high!

Yis for yearn, your innermost desires.

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