Meaning:
Rival

Origin:
English

Fierce, Loyal, Decisive

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Deriving from the Roman name Aemilius, meaning ‘Rival‘ or ‘Industrious’, the English names Emily and Emil have become quite popular options.

Emily’s claim to fame came by its usage in royalty, in particular by the princess Amelia of Great Britain, whose father George III affectionately called her ‘Emily’.

Some pretty variants include Emilia, Emmy, Emilie and Emere. To add to this, Emily fits in well with most modern names, is quite popular an is reminiscent of names such as Lily, Elodie, Emmera, Kirrily and Ottilie.