Meaning and Origin of: Emilia

Meaning and Origin of Emilia

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


Emilia is the number fort-two most popular girls name in the US, according to 2019 Social Security Administration data. It has been consistently popular, breaking into the top 50 for the first time in many decades.

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:

Pairs well with these middle names