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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Eager

What does Emilia mean and stand for?

The name Emilia is of Spanish, Italian, Hungarian and means "rival." It is the feminine version of Roman clan name Aemilius, which derived from the Latin aemulus, meaning "rival" or "eager."

Syllables: 4

How Popular Is The Name Emilia


According to Social Security Administration data, Emilia has been consistently popular, breaking into the top 50 for the first time in many decades. In 2000, Emilia was rather unpopular, ranking at position 625, but has since increased in popularity.

However, it is the 10th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Emilia was at its peak popularity in May 2019.

Emilia is rapidly becoming more popular after appearing as a character in Shakespeare’s Othello. It is the name of the main character in The Princess Diaries and actress Emilia Clarke, who stars in Game of Thrones and Solo. Not only is the name popular in America, it is rapidly growing in Iceland, Finland, Austria, Poland, and Chile.

Where is it Popular?

Emilia was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Emilia

  • Em
  • Emi
  • Emmy
  • Lia
  • Mia
  • Mila
  • Milia
  • Millie

Pairs well with these middle names


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