Meaning “rival” or “eager,” Emily was derived from the Latin name Amelia, which took its source from the Roman surname Aemilius. The name has been popular in the U.S. and abroad for decades, with famous authors including Emily Bronte and Emily Dickinson.
Emily has more than 70 variant forms including Aemilia, Emmilee, Emmy, Amalia and Mika.
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