Emily

Emily - A popular female name



  Nov 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Emily, meaning rival, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #110. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Emily and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Emily? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Emily. The baby girl name Emily was given to 13,550 baby girls in 2012, ranking #6 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 104 baby girls were given this name - making this a popular female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Emily peaked in popularity 23 years ago in 1996 on position 1.



Famous with this name

Emily Blunt
Emily VanCamp
Emily Browning


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Rating: 4/5 (59 people)


Emily is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Emily is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #4 - and is the least popular in District of Columbia at position #28.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Emily is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Emily is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Emily goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other girls in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Emily origin and meaning

Emily is a 5 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means rival. To see famous people named Emily, pop culture references for the name Emily and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Emily

We've found the following names that sound similar to Emily, sorted by popularity.

Emilee / Emilie / Emilia / Emely / Emmalee / Emelia / Emalee / Enola / Emili / Emeli /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20126
20116
20106
20096
20083
20071
20061
20051
20041
20031
20021
20011
20001
19991
19981
19971
19961
19953
19943
19935
19927
199110
199012
198913
198818
198719
198624
198524
198424
198325
198224
198129
198031
197934
197833
197737
197650
197548
197469
1973100
1972131
1971165
1970173
1969198
1968222
1967238
1966237
1965239
1964268
1963270
1962275
1961265
1960253
1959250
1958253
1957245
1956230
1955223
1954218
1953220
1952205
1951212
1950205
1949196
1948196
1947187
1946186
1945181
1944171
1943173
1942165
1941160
1940164
1939163
1938164
1937161
1936172
1935172
1934171
1933170
1932169
1931159
1930154
1929151
1928151
1927145
1926142
1925145
1924135
1923128
1922121
1921121
1920119
1919105
1918105
1917103
1916100
191598
191498
191398
1912105
1911102
1910110

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California4
Texas5
Delaware6
Florida6
Illinois6
Washington6
Wisconsin6
Nevada6
New York6
Arizona6
Massachusetts6
Oklahoma6
Oregon6
Rhode Island7
Georgia7
New Hampshire7
New Jersey7
Colorado7
Maine7
Connecticut7
Idaho8
Virginia8
New Mexico8
Maryland8
Pennsylvania8
South Carolina9
Montana9
North Carolina9
Iowa9
Tennessee10
Nebraska10
Vermont10
Alaska10
Hawaii12
West Virginia12
Arkansas12
Ohio13
Michigan13
Minnesota14
Indiana14
Kansas14
Kentucky14
Alabama15
North Dakota17
Utah17
Louisiana17
Missouri18
Mississippi18
South Dakota19
Wyoming23
District of Columbia28

Even more about Emily


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Emily a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Emily?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1996
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Emily
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 104
Letter count 5
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +13,550

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