Emily
Origin/Usage
Latin
Pronunciation
EM-ə-lee
Meaning
Competitor, rival
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Emily is an English form of Emilia. Emilia originates in Latin language and means "competitor, rival". It is a feminine form of Emil. As a feminine given name it has been used since the end of the 19th century. It was the name of a character in William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello. Over decades, Emily has been one of the most popular feminine given names. It was popularized by the American poet Emily Dickinson, as well as the English novelist Emily Bronte.

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Emily Bronte - writer
Emily Brown - published author
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Emily Johnson - published author
Emily Calhoun - published author
Emily Dickinson - poet
Emily Blunt - actress
Emily Mortimer - actress
Emily Deschanel - actress
Emily Watson - actress
Emily Alexander - model
Emily Browning - actress
Emily Muir - published author

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