Infographic of Emil name meaning, which is “He who tries to excel” or “he who rivals successfully.” Derived from the Latin aemulari, to try to equal or surpass. Based more directly on the Latin Aemilius, the name of a Roman gens. Feminine form: Emily.
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Emil Name Popularity

How popular is the name Emil? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 160 158 0.0449%
1911 148 186 0.0499%
1912 149 365 0.0724%
1913 140 520 0.0917%
1914 143 650 0.0933%
1915 139 890 0.098%
1916 140 936 0.0969%
1917 138 954 0.0954%
1918 155 876 0.0816%
1919 160 815 0.0778%
1920 168 799 0.0719%
1921 177 783 0.0684%
1922 173 790 0.0709%
1923 178 759 0.0678%
1924 181 760 0.0654%
1925 193 686 0.0607%
1926 205 640 0.0582%
1927 223 574 0.0519%
1928 232 533 0.0498%
1929 249 460 0.0444%
1930 251 467 0.0447%
1931 260 406 0.0411%
1932 278 352 0.0356%
1933 272 332 0.0356%
1934 297 297 0.0307%
1935 306 279 0.0287%
1936 322 240 0.0249%
1937 321 241 0.0245%
1938 309 276 0.027%
1939 344 224 0.022%
1940 343 230 0.0216%
1941 347 242 0.0215%
1942 383 216 0.0171%
1943 385 213 0.0163%
1944 412 174 0.014%
1945 405 181 0.0148%
1946 406 202 0.0137%
1947 438 201 0.012%
1948 428 203 0.0127%
1949 451 174 0.0108%
1950 479 153 0.0095%
1951 484 155 0.0091%
1952 508 148 0.0085%
1953 520 139 0.0079%
1954 545 131 0.0072%
1955 573 121 0.0066%
1956 586 123 0.0065%
1957 570 136 0.0071%
1958 570 134 0.0071%
1959 613 116 0.0061%
1960 597 127 0.0067%
1961 633 110 0.0058%
1962 640 97 0.0053%
1963 716 73 0.0041%
1964 656 93 0.0053%
1965 629 99 0.0061%
1966 695 71 0.0045%
1967 710 65 0.0043%
1968 724 62 0.0041%
1969 724 72 0.0047%
1970 712 87 0.0055%
1971 804 58 0.0039%
1972 814 53 0.0039%
1973 753 68 0.0052%
1974 807 57 0.0044%
1975 870 48 0.0037%
1976 864 50 0.0039%
1977 958 39 0.0029%
1978 968 38 0.0028%
1979 1,051 32 0.0023%
1980 976 42 0.0029%
1981 1,007 39 0.0027%
1982 977 44 0.0029%
1983 930 48 0.0033%
1984 886 57 0.0038%
1985 1,154 30 0.002%
1986 1,201 26 0.0017%
1987 948 55 0.0036%
1988 1,076 44 0.0028%
1989 1,262 32 0.002%
1990 1,196 41 0.0025%
1991 1,094 55 0.0034%
1992 1,034 65 0.0041%
1993 1,412 29 0.0019%
1994 1,081 62 0.004%
1995 1,141 55 0.0036%
1996 1,455 29 0.0019%
1997 1,465 30 0.002%
1998 1,566 27 0.0018%
1999 1,337 41 0.0027%
2000 1,326 48 0.0031%
2001 1,374 45 0.003%
2002 1,251 59 0.0039%
2003 1,449 42 0.0028%
2004 1,437 46 0.003%
2005 1,371 56 0.0037%
2006 1,420 55 0.0035%
2007 1,335 70 0.0044%
2008 1,209 90 0.0058%
2009 1,164 98 0.0066%
2010 1,433 55 0.0038%
2011 1,506 47 0.0033%
2012 1,348 63 0.0044%
2013 1,317 68 0.0048%
2014 1,239 80 0.0055%
2015 1,222 85 0.0058%
2016 1,246 80 0.0055%
2017 1,082 108 0.0077%
2018 1,224 80 0.0058%
2019 1,127 101 0.0075%
2020 1,240 98 0.0077%

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Names Like Emil

If you like Emil, you’ll love these other names like Emil.


What names are variants of Emil?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Emil.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aemilio

Eager

Latin

Aimil

Eager

Latin

Aymil

Eager

Latin

Emelen

Eager

Latin

Emelio

Eager

Latin

Emile

Eager

Latin

Emilian

Eager

Latin

Emiliano

Rival

Italian

Emilianus

Eager

Latin

Emilio

To rival

Italian

Emilion

Eager

Latin

Emilyan

Eager

Latin

Emlen

Eager

Welsh

Emlin

Eager

Latin

Emlyn

Welsh

Emlynn

Eager

Latin


What names sound like Emil?

If you like how Emil sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Emil.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Amal

Labor, hard work; pure; hope

Indian (Sanskrit)

Amel

Labor, hard work; pure; hope

Indian (Sanskrit)

Amiel

God of my people

Hebrew

Amil

Invaluable; unavailable

Indian (Sanskrit)

Jamil

Handsome

Arabic


What names are similar to Emil?

Find a name that’s like Emil, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Miles

Soldier

Latin


2 Comments

  1. I love this name because it’s only 2 syllables so people can’t shorten it down to a nickname but it’s so fancy and sounds sweet. It’s also got a great meaning.

  2. Emil was my great-grandfather’s name.


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