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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Emilia
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Emilia in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Emilia:
Records indicate that 15,936 girls in the United States have been named Emilia since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,207 people in the U.S. were given the name Emilia. Those people are now 4 years old.
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Comments about the name Emilia
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89 Positive Comments
"My name is Emilia. I live in US but am native of Bulgaria. I see that the name is gaining popularity here. Often my name is pronounced wrong and spelled wrong. It was spelled Emila on my driver's license for five years. I love my name and find it unique. The origin of the name is disputable, however one variation is Greek and means a competitor. We are strong, independent, charismatic, and smart. I know the newest smallest baby in the world will strive, because she is Emilia!" Sep. 8, 2016:
"I'm thinking of naming my daughter Emilia. In fact, I used the name Emilia as an alias while I worked as an international fraud analyst. I wanted to choose a name that I could say over the phone and was easily pronounced in English, Spanish and French. It's truly an international name and I like it so much that I'm now considering it for my baby due in March." Nov. 13, 2015:
"My daughter of 9 is called Emilia. Beautiful and very strong name. We live in Denmark and the name has in the last couple of years become a bit more popular here. She is ever so proud of her name and was asking me the other day if the name is popular in Spain. We are going there on vacation this summer. Does anyone know?" Jan. 6, 2015:
"We named our daughter Emilia as a way of celebrating her 2 great grandmother's names. One was Amelia and the other Emily. Crossing the two spellings.....Emilia. We call her Emmy. We pronounce her name e meal ya. The e is long. And yes people have a hard time pronouncing her name. Thus....Emmy!" Oct. 4, 2014:
"Reminds me of a girl from Sweden who sang "I'm a big big girl in a big big world". That was 1998." Aug. 20, 2013:
"I luv dis name Emilia very much. Though some people dnt kw how 2 prononuce n spell it very well. Emilia is a name made for prominant people, is a name of succes, goodluck, favour n every order gud thing u can think of. Am proud 2 answer Emilia. I am bless" Jan. 23, 2013:
"I called my daughter Emilia because I love the look of the name when it is written down. I know it is popular now but I still love it and her to bits." Sep. 7, 2012:
"The other comments are spot-on. I've been correcting pepole on the pronunciation and spelling of my name for 15 years, however when they finally get it right I am often complimented on the beauty of the name. I love my name now that I don't get called "Amelia Bedilia" anymore!" Jul. 21, 2012:
"Our beautiful daughter is Emilia Francesca, her lovely name matches her personality. We all love her name, it's unusual and she adores her name. She is 8 and loves the flexibility of having lots of choices for shortening her name in the future. At the moment she prefers the full Emilia" Feb. 21, 2012:
"My parents named me Emilia and I'm Australian, without any European heritage. I've never actually met someone with the same name as myself, but I have met girls with variants (like Emilie). Yes people are always spelling or saying it wrong, but I often get compliments about how unusual and pretty it sounds. I usually get nicknamed Millie, Mia or Emi. It's becoming a more popular name nowadays, especially in the U.S and Britain." Jan. 18, 2012:
"I am thinking of calling our 3rd unborn babe this name however please can someone tell me the correct sounding. Is it like Amelia sounding but instead begins with an E or does it sound like Emalia - Emma lia. Please help as I dont want to name it then find we are pronouncing it wrong. beautiful name either way." Dec. 13, 2011:
"My name is Emilia and I love this name! no one i know has the same name as me. i am from Poland but i Live in England and many people tell me that the name Emilia is not really Emily but they are all mistaken for the name Amelia. people very often spell my name wrong but i ignore them because i don't have time to put up with them. i do say its spelled wrong but they just say 'whatever' i really like my name and my idols grandmother's name is Emilia so i find it really nice. there are only few people called Emilia and i don't think its really popular that's why i love it. people call me Emi (just like my nephew does ;p" Nov. 20, 2011:
"I have two boys, both of their first and middle initials are E and P, if I ever get pregnant again and have a daughter I will name her Emilia Portia, so elegant sounding name. She will share the same initials as her brothers and I won't have to change the name labels on all their things! :)" Nov. 18, 2011:
"My name is Emilia i love the name i thought it wasnt going to be good to rememember but i love it" May. 24, 2011:
"I want to xall my baby girl Emilia but can't decide wether to nickname her Mia or Mili?" Apr. 17, 2011:
"my name is Emilia. when i was a kid i didn't like it very much..i liked Emma instead, but now i love it and realised how beautiful and sweet the name is. where i live, as it is a spanish speaking country, nobody pronounce it or spell it incorrectly..but i know many girls here that are called Emilia too. the nickname i use for myself is Emi." Mar. 1, 2011:
"My daughter, Emilia Jasmine, was born 9/10/04. She was given the name Emilia because it was my great grandmother's name and my husband's great grandmother's name (both Italian). My grandmother and aunt are Millie, the family's Americanization of the name. We call my daughter Mia. Her 3 year old brother calls her Emilia Bedelia. Love the name but didn't realize how many people would misspell it." Feb. 9, 2011:
"We named our daughter Emilia and people always say how pretty it is. I named her after my great grandma from Italy. We pronounce it Emily-ah and nick name her Lia." Jan. 25, 2011:
"I am 26 and my name is Emilia. Living in New Zealand it is a very uncommon name and as a child I wished my parents had given me an easy to say/remember name. I have never felt very comfortable with my name as to me it is very formal and is so often mispronounced. Not to mention that people often forget my name even after I have just been introduced to them. Sigh. I am called Meelie by my family." Dec. 3, 2010:
"We named our daughter Emilia in honor of my great grandmother who was soft; laborious and friendly. Emilia's nick name is Mila" Nov. 14, 2010:
"beautiful pretty and feminine. my 2 year old gorgeous little daughter is emilia laura ellen" Nov. 4, 2010:
"Emilia is a stunning name. If I'm ever blessed with a little girl I will name her Emilia. Beautiful!!" Sep. 14, 2010:
"Hey Everyone,My name is Emilia And i'm 14 years Young And live in Belgium But i'm officially born in Slovakia People say Oh What a pretty name Alots of people like my name Emilia But when it comes to Writing my name they Write it WRONG! Like Amilia Or Emilya or Whatever.It doesn't really bother me,I'm like call me whatever you want," Aug. 22, 2010:
"My name is Emilia. Imma teen and I love my name, so does all'a my friends! They say my name actually relates to my personality; crazy, unusual, unique, quite spontanious in what i do and say... My nickname is Tabby... And there really is no reason why my nickname is Tabby... I guess I like it. Oh, probably because It's the name I took for my confirmation. But yeah, I'm an Emilia and windows 7 was my idea." Aug. 12, 2010:
"we just named our daughter emilia who is now 8 weeks old. My husband liked emily and i liked amelia but we chose this spelling because it is the italian version (my parents are italian) and it is a region in italy.. everyone comments on how lovely it is.. we love it!" Jul. 7, 2010:
"im thinking of naming my daughter Emilia. its the only name my boyfriend and I can both agree on i love it because we didnt want anything too common but wasnt unheard of. its a beautiful name" Jun. 8, 2010:
"Hi im Emilia. I <3 the name and luve the way its so uncommon. Most people call me Emma(including myself) its my nickname. When people first meet me they spell it Amelia. I kinda hat that not that theres anything wrong with the name its just i perfer it if people know how to spell MY name. I hate it when people call me Emily and I never tell my full name to little kids because they'll forget it in 2 mins. I just tell them to call me Emma. I tell most people to call me that." Apr. 4, 2010:
"My daughter's name is also "Emilia Grace." We pronounce it Em-meal-lea. We also call her Emi. We really liked Emily, and Emma, but they are just too popular. She will have options as she gets older (ex. Em, Emi, Milli, Mia). We also chose the name because my husband is Italian/American. Emilia-Romagna is a region in Italy. I love the name-I'm a Sarah and it was too popular growing up." Feb. 5, 2010:
"My name is Emilia and I absolutely love my name. I'm Polish but I live in Canada. People generally misspell and mispronounce it. Most spell it Amelia and pronounce it with an "a". I was never teased at school because of my name. What I've noticed is that men tend to think that I'm very gentle and quiet when they hear my name because it's so romantic and soft sounding. Go figure?!" Nov. 4, 2009:
"My name is Emilia and I'm Italian... yet despite it being an Italian name, I only know one other girl bearing the same name.
I was named after my grandmother, who was a kind and very hard-working woman, and although as a child I didn't like my name (it was too unusual and other kids would have trouble either remembering it or spelling it), I grew very fond of it and I've learned to appreciate its uniqueness." Jul. 9, 2009:
"I was born in Russia, named after my late grandfather. Emilia is not a popular Russian name, though in my family I go by the nickname Mila. In English, however, I dislike being called Emily or having my name spelled Amelia. Emilia is far more original and I get compliments on the beauty of the name all the time. I wear it proudly." May. 19, 2009:
"My name is Emily Patch. I am 69 years old. There were very few Emilys or Amelias or Emilias when I was young. I really did not care for the name.
I was named after a great aunt born in the 1850s. She was named after a grandmother Emily Brunson Patch. So I am a third generation Emily.
Now, that the name Emily, Emilie and Emilia variations is/are popular, I am suddenly enchanted with the name! ýQuý buena suerte, verdad!. I enjoy sharing my name with all the young Emilys.
I am of English, Scots-Irish background.
What about Aemelia, 1751 heroine of an English novel. How cool is that?
Finally, there was one other Amelia in my small Montana town. It was an ill tempered cocker spaniel. Had it been a sweet Pit Bill or Lab I would have liked the name more, as a child." Apr. 14, 2009:
"MY name is Emmilia with two m's. My father was portugese and I was names after his sister. I really like the name. Most people want to spell it Amelia when they hear it and usually pronounce it incorrectly also. It is pronounce e-mil-ia." Mar. 15, 2009:
"My name is Emilia as well. My parents named me for a friend of theirs. I am Polish, and it's not a very common name in Poland, but I absolutely love it. I also have had problems with people misspelling or mispronouncing it, but I've always felt unique because of it. There's always been3 or four Sarahs and Jens in my class, but never another Emilia.
I do also believe its meaning ("hard-working" is the one I found) is true. I have always worked hard to excel and push myself to achieve great things." Feb. 17, 2009:
"My 6 month old daughter is Emilia and I love the name! In swedish it means polite, amitious, hard working and industrious. We are having a name ceremoni to officially give her the name tomoro! :)" Jan. 3, 2009:
"Hi! I'm Emilia from Finland. Emilia is a popular name here, very used especially in the past few years. So, there are many little Emilias running around. :) Among older people (adults) I think it is more common as a middle name. So, in my age-group I'm one of the few with Emilia as a forename, and I'm happy about it. As a kid I didn't like the name, for the exact same reason. It was too "odd", nobody else was Emilia. Now I like the fact that it's so international. And pretty name, also! In Finnish language it is hard to misspell and it is pronounced a bit differently. One of the most common nicknames for Emilia (in Finland) is Emppu." Dec. 31, 2008:
"My name is Emilia and I love it. Its original and pretty sounding." Dec. 21, 2008:
"My name is Emilia... everyone loves my name. When I was younger I didn't like it because the kids would tease me and call me "Emilia Bedilia"... so All through my elementary and highschool years, teachers and students called me Emely... :) I am now 25 years old and I can honestly say I LOVE MY NAME! Not many people i have met are named Emilia. Many spell it wrong and always say "like Amelia Earheart???" NOOOO! LOL... I have nicknames of Emely, Emy, Em, Memy and Mili" Dec. 11, 2008:
"i love my name but, i came to this site to find the meaning of it and it's nowhere to be found. ?????" Dec. 9, 2008:
"My name is Emilia too and its cool as i am the only one in my class/school/TOWN ! that has the name and its fun coz all the teachers spell it Amelia or Emelia and I laugh.My friends and family like to call me Mielz . i am also half spanish. I LOVE THE NAME EMILIA !!X LOL" Nov. 19, 2008:
"Emilia is a beautiful name. It was my grandma's name (God bless her soul), and now it will be my brother's first born's name." Nov. 1, 2008:
"My name is Emilia, although everyone usually calls me Emily. It is a beautiful name and I would not trade it for anything in the world. Anyone who has the same name as me and would like to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org. :) xxxxxx" Oct. 18, 2008:
"my name is emilia and i wouldn't have it any other way" Oct. 13, 2008:
"My daughter's name is Emilia, ahe just turned five. I am hispanic so I wanted to give my daughter a traditional, strong name that reflected her heritage. It is a beautiful name. Her baby sister and her cousins call her Emi, which is cute. Like everyone else here, I am constantly correcting people on how to spell or say her name. It can get frustrating." Aug. 24, 2008:
"My name is Emilia. I am 41. As a little girl I didn't like my name because it was different and nobody could spell or pronounce it correctly.
Growing up I learned the meaning of my name was 'affable worker', not rival.
But now I LOVE my name. I was named after my amazing Grandmother, who was indeed a hard worker and strong woman. My name is different and if a person cannot properly learn my name, it tells me something about their character." Jul. 19, 2008:
"My name is EMILIA but people call me EMILY. I like my name because it's different. I am always the only one in my school and THE ONLY ONE IN MY class named Emilia. I LIKE THAT.I NEVER MET ANY ONE WITH MY NAME.
email@example.com" Jun. 12, 2008:
"My name is Emilia. I can't imagine having any other name. It actually makes me the way I am in a way. Yes, it means rival, but it also means 'a winner, winning' (smth like that). People always compliment and also mis-spell (but i'm used to it). Everyone calls me Emilia without trying to shorten it. Only family and childhood friends call me Emma, but I'd rather they called me Mia. I think one day when I have a child of my own I'll call her Mia, such a pretty name and similar to mine." Jun. 3, 2008:
"My name is Emilia, 14, and Polish! I have a unique and creative name, which inte" May. 23, 2008:
"My daughter Emilia is 11 and loves it.She is also Millie or Mills. Very pretty name." May. 3, 2008:
"My husband's middle name is Emil. We are considering Emilia for a baby name. I love Emily, but it has just become way too popular. I think I'd like something a little different. The other responses have been very helpful. :-)" Mar. 29, 2008:
"My wife has proposed to name our daughter by the name Emilia, traditionaly in Lithunia, there is a name Emilija, with the J, and in foreignt countries the J pronounces like [g:], not like [j:]. Having in mind globalisation and more international way of life we are living, we jest throuwn our the J, and got e beautiful naem EMILIA :) We cal here Mili, Ema, Emi and .... but the most important is that we love here very much :)" Feb. 10, 2008:
"My name is Emilia, and as everyone above has stated it often comes across as a name that many cannot pronounce. I have had several teachers call me Amelia as it has grown quite popular. I love my name as the spelling is unique. My family and friends call me Mia." Dec. 31, 2007:
"My daughter is Emilia, I love it and so do my friends and family. My husband and I couldn't really agree on any other name, but now I'm so glad we chose it because it suits her so.I wouldn't go back and change it if I could, even if people can't spell it, and a lot of people think it's Amelia, so I always say "Emilia with an E".I don't know anyone personally who has the name, so it feels a bit unique. I love the Italian connection because I love Italy. Her nick names are Emi and Memmie." Nov. 11, 2007:
"My daughter's name is Emilia Marie. I love that it is sweet, unique and fun - just like she is. We also liked the Italian origin :) She will be having to correct the way people spell it her whole life, I'm sure...but it's such a great name I hope she feels it's worth it!" Nov. 5, 2007:
"My name is Emilia, and I always get complimented for it. I love me name! My close friends and family call me Milly, which I also like. I love the way it looks as well, especially along with my surname: Emilia Williamson." Jun. 27, 2007:
"We named our daughter Emilia. We liked Emily and Emma, but they are far too common, so Emilia was a different variation of it." Jun. 16, 2007:
"We named our daughter Emilia, as I'd wanted something similiar to the name Emily but prettier. We pronounce it as Emma-Leah, just like Emily but with an "a" on the end. She's now 2 and a half and is the only person I know with the name. We wanted something beautiful and different. And she suits the name perfectly! I do worry about how her name may affect her future and she will be forever correcting others, particularly as we prononuce it differently to many others with the name. I hope she will love it, just as we do." Jun. 15, 2007:
"Emilia is the best name ever.. most people hate their names but i don't at all most people call me meelie xxxx" May. 23, 2007:
"I love This name.
Im taking it for my confirmation name lol.
x" Apr. 30, 2007:
"my name is Emilia,.. I didnt like it before.. but everybody calls me Emma now :-S" Apr. 26, 2007:
"My names Emilia and I'm the only one at my school! It's nice to be unique." Mar. 30, 2007:
i loove this name. i am naming my potato emilia because i love it so much. my potato is getting baptised in less then a week." Mar. 27, 2007:
"This was my grandmother's name and it will be my daughter's if this child is a girl. Once in a while people pronounced it emi leah, but it was rare. Such a beautiful, musical name. My grandmother was very special, and born on a very special date. My child may be born on the exact same date. What a great gift to her, my gramndmother's name." Mar. 9, 2007:
"I am thinking bout calling my baby emilia. sounds and looks lovely" Feb. 10, 2007:
"I think Emilia is the most wonderful name I've heard. It's so different, and meaningful." Feb. 1, 2007:
"my name is Emilia and I never liked it when i was younger because no one would ever pronounce it or spell it properly and i always had to correct them. They would always say Ema-lee-a or Emily. Although when i got older i began to like correcting them because i was proud my name was so unique and liked that people could tell that im italian(well half). I love my name now , although it does get annoying when you hear someone calling out Amelia to a friend and you turn around to see if its your friend, im not very used to that yet." Jan. 22, 2007:
"MY DAUGHTER, NOW TWO, WAS GIVEN THE NAME, EMILIA. WE ARE SERBIAN AND WE WERE LOOKING FOR AN INTERNATIONAL NAME. BY THE WAY, HER NICKNAME, GIVEN BY MY DAUGHER TO HERSELF IS " EMI." SO EMI IT IS!" Jan. 16, 2007:
"Emilia is my name and I love it. I'm half Spanish and love hearing it pronounced correctly when I'm in Spain. In the U.S. it's always pronounced as if it's Amelia. Oh well. My family often calls me Mil or Milly. Wouldn't change my name for anything!" Dec. 28, 2006:
"I used to not like my name because it is so different. Now, at 40, I LOVE my name. I was named after my Grandmother. Especially with an E, it's unique, like mE :)" Nov. 3, 2006:
"i have to say when i was a child i did not like my name but i've grown to love it,my nan name me after a autor in our family she hates when people cut it down to emmy i don't mind most people get it wrong anyway so it's easyer." Nov. 1, 2006:
"Hey I love this name sooo much it is my name an di hate it when people say emily or other names ..b/c Emilia is a truley beautiful name..my nick name is EM or emmie" Oct. 14, 2006:
"It is my name and I love it.
It is very often misspeled with A /Amelia/ or e in the middle instead of i /Emelia/,but I still like it I consider it as an unusual ,musical and extremely pretty name.It bears some sexuality ,too" Oct. 6, 2006:
"It's my daughter's name & i absolutely love it! I think it's so pretty. We were calling her Em when she was a newborn but she's now 8 1/2 months old & of course a real character and gets Millie (or Millie Moo!). I don't like it when people pronounce it 'A'milia as is often done. Especially relatives & friends who should know her name! A couple of people have told me it's hard to pronounce & i don't understand why!" Sep. 8, 2006:
"i have a friend name called Emilia and people always spell it like Amelia emailia and i ALWAYS have to correct them!!! it sounds really nice and it means somthing in spainish that means somthing really beautiful:)" Sep. 3, 2006:
"I love my name!!! i dont know many people with this name. my friends say that it completely describes me and i agree! i hate being called Amelia Bedilia though. and the misspellings are so common- its actually a joke with my teacher to come up with different mispellings of my name!" Aug. 7, 2006:
"My daughter is called Emilia, I love the name it is so pretty. We often call her Mimi. We do find that people spell it incorrectly...Amelia...this is quite annoying. Not many people in Exeter UK spell it EMILIA." Aug. 2, 2006:
"This is my name. its origin is polish and thats exacly what i am :) yup. i love it, its unique and not a lot of people have it" Jul. 15, 2006:
"MY HUSBAND AND I LOVE THE NAME EMILIA AND CHOSE THIS FOR OUR DAUGHTER (NOW 8MONTHS OLD). WE PRONOUNCE THE NAME AS IT IS SPELT em..ili..a BUT MOST PEOPLE MUDDLE IT WITH AMELIA OR EMEELIA WHICH IS VERY ANNOYING! WE SOMETIMES SHORTEN IT TO MILLY...BUT WONT ALLOW OTHERS TO USE MILLY UNTIL THEY CAN SAY EMILIA!" Jul. 13, 2006:
"Its my daughters name and we love it, i oftern call her Ems or Emmy. Loads of people spell it Amelia, which is annoying but expected i suppose, my sister is the worst she spells it Emelia, despite us tellung her many times" Jun. 25, 2006:
"I love it it was my great great grandomothers name and I am going give it to my daughter!" May. 27, 2006:
"Emilia is my given name and i love it! although the only time anybody calls me it is on the first day of school when they are taking attendence... the rest of the time im just Emy!" Apr. 26, 2006:
"This is my name and I love it too! The only thing I don't like is being called Amelia."