Emilia (given name)

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Pronunciation /ɛˈmliə/
Gender Female
Word/name Latin
Meaning Rival
Other names
Related names Emily, Emilie, Emma, Em, Emmy.
See also Amelia, Amélie

Emilia is a feminine given name of Romanic origin. The name is found all over Europe and the Americas. The corresponding masculine name is Emil.


Emilia is a feminine given name derived from Aemilia, the feminine form of the Latin nomen Aemilius. The name is likely derived from the same root as the Latin word aemulus, which means to rival, excel, or emulate,[1] but this may be a folk etymology.

Although similar Germanic names like Amalia may appear to be related to Emilia, Emily and Aemilia, they in fact have a different origin.


As of 2010, records indicate that more than 13,500 girls in the United States have been named Emilia since 1880, with numbers increasing markedly from the year 2000.[2]

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