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  • 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 2 years old.

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    Comments about the name Emilia

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      86 Positive Comments

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to xall my baby girl Emilia but can't decide wether to nickname her Mia or Mili?" Apr. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "beautiful pretty and feminine. my 2 year old gorgeous little daughter is emilia laura ellen" Nov. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Emilia is a stunning name. If I'm ever blessed with a little girl I will name her Emilia. Beautiful!!" Sep. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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! Qu 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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Emilia and I love it. Its original and pretty sounding." Dec. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: atomic_emilia89@hotmail.com. :) xxxxxx" Oct. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is emilia and i wouldn't have it any other way" Oct. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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. lizcanoemily@yahoo.com" Jun. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Emilia, 14, and Polish! I have a unique and creative name, which inte" May. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter Emilia is 11 and loves it.She is also Millie or Mills. Very pretty name." May. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love This name. Im taking it for my confirmation name lol. x" Apr. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Emilia,.. I didnt like it before.. but everybody calls me Emma now :-S" Apr. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Emilia and I'm the only one at my school! It's nice to be unique." Mar. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey 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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am thinking bout calling my baby emilia. sounds and looks lovely" Feb. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think Emilia is the most wonderful name I've heard. It's so different, and meaningful." Feb. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it it was my great great grandomothers name and I am going give it to my daughter!" May. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and I love it too! The only thing I don't like is being called Amelia." Feb. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is the name (Emilia Grace) that my husband and I have chosen for our daughter due March 2006. We absolutley love it, and have not seen it spelt this way before. Many of our family members are adjusting to pronouncing it E-MIL-YA, of course they fall into the pronouncement of A-MIL-YA. Trying to find a name that is both cute for a youngster and beautiful as an adult is tough, Emilia is a perfect name for our daughter. I hope she likes it." Jan. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughters name I named her Emilia Rose but now I just call her Emmie I'll change it to em has she grows up. I picked the name because I thought it sounded so nice with her twin sister Alicia Kate" Oct. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just love it. I named my daughter that way. It's music when pronounced. Besides, it can be spanish, it can be italian, and it can be Maltese (my nationality)" Aug. 1, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my daughter's name and I think it's beautiful! I HATE it when most people don't listen and call her Amilia... I always stress the E and then correct those that mispronounce it!" Jun. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it! Every time I introduce myself I say it with pride (and a Spanish accent) and I always get compliments on my name. it's a beautiful name. But i agree no one can pronounce it right." Jun. 16, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE my name! I m wondering if anyone else pronounces it like I do: e-MIL-ya. I hate it when people mispronounce it as em-ill-E-yah. Grr." May. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its mine! I love it, but when I was younger a lot of teacher couldn't pronounce it. I enjoy having an unusual name, but I never see it on any mugs, pens, etc. However I've never met anyone who spells is the same way. Must admit, I hate it when I get Amelia Bedilia! But it would be x1000 worse if I spelled my name Ame, I just tell everyone Emi is a different name." May. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "My name is Emilia and I hate the name as much now as when I was little. I am 43 and I still cringe when people mispronounce it or cannot spell it. I definitely do not reccomend it." May. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "well i dont like my name very much just becuse alot of people cant say it right and i just wish that it was something easy like daniela or just sandy some thing that is not that hard.and like some one said i never see it on enything like cups and shirts so now eveyone calls me emy,e meme just shorter than emilia !!!" Sep. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      46 Neutral Comments

  • "My middle name is Emilia, although its not my first name I still find the name lovely. A few days ago my friends and I were talking about random things when "What's your middle names guys?" Came up and when they got to me I told them it was Emilia. They all were a bit surprised since the name is not very common. I'm half Hispanic, my first name is Amber. xx" Aug. 2, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like this name too and will be using it if we have a girl. I think it's beautiful but I'm worried about people spelling it wrong all the time and thinking it's Amelia. With my Polish background though, spelling it Emilia just makes more sense." May. 22, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter's name is Emilia Shannon, we chose it because of the Spanish origin as my partners grandfather was spanish... i worry about her having to spell her name for everyone but my name is Donella and i always had to, it never bothered me. we pronouce it Em-meal-lia and she gets Me-li for short,she is only 3 weeks old and everyone we tell her name to comments on how beautiful it is, hopefully she grows up to love it as much as we do!" Aug. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Emilia and I love it too. Although Emilia is a region in Italy and the name is known for it`s Italian origin, it is also associated with the Greek meaning of friendly and soft. I am of Greek origin and my name was passed on to me from my grandmother. I do not like it at all when people call me Emily as I am not a fan of nicknames and much prefer original full names. I like that it is not a very common name and yes people do sometimes mispronounce it as Amelia but I like to correct and point out the originality of the name :-)" Mar. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Not only does EMILIA mean "Rival" which I hate, the meaning of "EMILIA" also means "emulating" "GENUS",flattering, industrious,dearly loved, beloved, loved friend, labour, winner, winning, to strive or excel =). My name is Emilia and people call me "Emily" or Em, Emi, or Milli. My Great grandmother had that name and it was passed down to me. My mother said that I was just like her and over the years, my mother would say that I did so many things like her without knowing it. Just little things that were so odd to her. She'd say that it feel like I was the same person, we even looked alike. I met my great grandmother when I was about 2 years old but then she died and I do not remember her becuse I was to young. Well, all those EMILIA OUT THERE take care =). EMILIA =)....." Feb. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Emilia. And I am Polish butmy father has a Polish - Canadian background. I used to dread my name as it was so uncommon and people would find the most rediculous ways of pronouncing it- Emehlia, Emily. But now I like it as I have found I have knack for Latin langauges ( Spanish, Latin Itallian) and the name its well with these." Jan. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im from Poland and my name is Emilia. I was given this name after my grand-Grandmother who was from Belarus. I would never change Emilia for any other name." Oct. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Emilia and I am 8. I was named after my great-great grandmother. I am part Russian, German, English. Some people tease me and call me "Amelia Bedelia." I know my name is special because my mom thinks it is the prettiest name she ever heard. Some people write my name with an A." Sep. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Emilia Grace. When she was born she only weighed 4lb 8oz and had tiny delicate features, this beautiful name suited her perfectly. People do mis spell it and mispronounce it but we don't care, we just correct them! I love that it is a bit unusual in Britain. The only time she got annoyed about her name was at school when she was in the same class as an Amelia and the children (and teacher!) spent the year calling them A- melia and E- milia with the first letters as a sort of shout- not nice for either girl!She loves her name though because it's pretty and she knows we chose it because we thought it was the most beautiful name." Sep. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 3 year old daughter's name is Emilia. We chose the name after Pope John Paul II's mother, Emilia Wojtyla. She was in the news about the time of our daughter's birth because it was the time of the Pope's death. We love the name... and so does she. We call her Emi or Em. She loves to make up songs about the spelling of her name... E-M-I-L-I-A." Apr. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Emilia. I am eighteen years old and Australian. I've only ever met one other person with the name! People do find it very hard to pronounce, which gets frustrating. They also get very confused when I tell them it's an Italian name....I am blonde and blue-eyed, and of English descent (although there was a bit of Italian in there). When my mother was 14 and living in London, her family went on a trip to Rome. There she met a boy (of similar age I think) who was blonde and named Emilio. From that day on, she vowed her first child would be called Emilio or Emilia, depending on its gender! I must admit, I am grateful that I was born a girl :)" Mar. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Emilia, We chose it to represent her heritage she is half hispanic and half German-Jew. She goes by Mia." Mar. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 3 month old daughter's name is Emilia. It is a Latin/Italian name. Since we are an international family, we were looking for a name which sounds the same in several languages (English, German, Italian, Spanish). We get many complements for this pretty name. We love it!!!" Feb. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Emilia. She is now 7 and loves her name. Friends and Family call her Emme for a nickname, but i love the sound and the look of her name. We do not pronounce it Amelia, we pronounce it Emma leah" Nov. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Emilia and I was named after my Great Grandmother. Her name was Emilia Luisa Quavas Benitez. She is of from Barcelona, Spain and all I do know for certain is that my mother named me after her for her courage, dedication, and true LOVE that she instilled upon my mother when helping my grandmother raise my mother. We call my grandmother mamita (which I am told stand for "little mommy" in Spanish) but most of all I know that her legal name was Emilia (Emilia with an E and not a A)and the meaning of Emilia to me is LOVE and my link to my great grandmother's legacy and, MOST IMPORTANTLY, the MEANING of MY NAME." Oct. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Emilia, this is my name. The name is of Latin origin, not polish, not greek etc. Every popular in Western Europe, Spain, Portugal and Italy. The original name does not start with an E but with an A. I do not like the meaning. It's boring." Jul. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "aye my name is emili and iam the only on at my schoo name emilia, i like it beacuse i was named after my dad emilio so its okay : )" May. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Emilia and I lovee it :] The only thing that gives me a little trouble is the pronunciation because I grew up in a hispanic country and so I got used to everybody saying it in spanish and when I moved to the U.S. people would call me Amelia and such names and because I was so young I could not understand why these people could not say my name. haha. but now i got used to it and I love being an Emilia because it is common but not as common so you are the only one in your school with that name. :]" Apr. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Emilia, but my friends would call me Emily some times they think it starts with an A but i don't care i love my name and what it stands for." Jan. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Emilia and although people tend to think we have called her Amelia I am still pleased we chose it. I love Shakespeare and Italy and also her nickname Millie." Jan. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Emilia and i also am known as Millie. It is a name popular in Spanish. I was named after my grandmother, who had died ten years before I was born. My family calls me Mili. Also, Saint Emilia is St Basil's mother, in the Greek Orthodox Church. I have grown to love my name, but it was difficult growing up with it because it was and still is not a common name." Dec. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Emilia. A lot of people say to me " thats such a pretty name". When I was younger I didn't think it was that pretty but now that I have grown up I think it is very pretty." Nov. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Emilia. I agree with the privous comments that says that people always mis pronounce or mispells my name" Oct. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Emilia, people often pronounce it incorrectly. The correct way to say Emilia is, Em-il-e-ya. I have never met anyone with the same spelling as my name but some variations i come across are, Emelia, Amelia, and Amilia. Emilia can have many nick names such as Mia, Millie, Em, Emi and so on." Oct. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Emilia as we thought it was a beautiful name, we researched and found that the original name is 14th century Italian, which makes it even more special. We do hope our Emilia will grow up to love her name as we do. We do have a habit of always correcting peiole when they always spell it with an Am." Jun. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Emilia. I am the only one I have ever met with the name Emilia. I like the variation. Emilia means so many different things: rival, friendly & soft, industrious, ambitious... I am getting used to the fact that it is not as common as other names and I am starting to like it more." May. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is correctly pronounced Eh-meal-yuh. Like the Italian region :-) I'm naming my baby girl this, but it means rival/competitor and i dislike that quite a bit. Still, it sounds magnificent." May. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like the name Emilia, and think that it is a lot prettier than Amelia" Mar. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Emilia. I used to hate it when I was little; I thought it was old-fashioned and that "Amelia" was prettier (even though they're pronounced the same in my world- with no "ah" sound whatsoever). I did, however, like it for it's uniqueness. Now, I like it for everything... the old-fashioned feel to it does bite me once in a while (I'm a retro-sexy sort of person), but apparently it's become very popular for newborns this days, so maybe I am all wrong! I do love its cute yet romantic and worldly touch. A choice few people have said "emil-leeah" instead of the correct pronounciation, "emeel-yuh," but it doesn't bother me too much now. By the way, this name is also Polish (Emilia Plater was a Joan-of-Arc of Poland)." Mar. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't mind if people pronounce it as Amilia or Amelia - many years ago, I looked up the correct pronunciation from the dictionary and learned that even Emilia is pronounced like Amelia. Even Amelia is not pronounced with a strong 'short A' sound, but more of the 'short a/e' sound. So whether Emilia or Amelia - they are pronounced the same. My name is Emilia and it irritates me when people pronounce it with some as strong E like you would Emily. I just don't care for that sound. I prefer the a/e sound. The name gets more and more beautiful as I get older, as I have met only one person with this name - one from childhood. I love for friends to call me Em and when they pronounce Emilia correctly. Look it up in those big dictionaries on proper pronunciation, that way you don't look like you're just making it difficult for those who don't know how to pronounce it correctly. :-)" Mar. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our 6-month old daughter this. My husband wanted Emily, but that was so common. I ran across this name in a book of plays by Shakespeare; Italian of course. It is cute for a little girl, but mature and beautiful for an adult woman. We weren't thinking about it, but it has a lot in common with my name Alicia. Her Nanny, who is Mexican, calls her Emmy." Mar. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi. i think my name's pretty awesome, although when i was younger i though 'amelia' was much prettier. now however i appreciate my name's fresh. My dad says "emil-ya" but i just assumed it was his australian accent. i pronounce "em-il-i-ya"" Nov. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its my name, and I love it,but a lot of people cant pronounced it very well,(Nigeria)and it hurts me,a lot perfer to call me emily, but I love it when u call me Emilia, or Emmy" Aug. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think my name is ok, but I wish I had a cooler name that wasn't common but at the same time didn't sound so weird." Aug. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i'm happy with my name but many of my friends always spelled it wrong. they always spelling my name emelia.however, i love it too. Thanks to my beloved father coz give me the sweet name" Jul. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the fact that I've never met anyone else with my name. It makes me feel very special. But then everyone pronounces it Amelia, which is sort of annoying. Overall, I love my name. A weird name for a weirdo. =)" Jul. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have just had a baby girl and wanted to give her an Italian name - she is Emilia Rose and all my friends comment on what a pretty name it is - however all her baby cards have used the English spelling of Amelia but at the minute she is Milly Moomin to me and her Daddy" May. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I come from Bulgaria. I just love my name, because it's beautiful and it is like a song. When I was in the US, lots of people called me Amelia and that was driving me crazy! I adore my name!!! Emilia Paunova, Bulgaria" May. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name emilia, but i like it pronounced e-mill-lee-ah. like emily but with an "uh" sound afterwards. is that right? does anyone think that pronounciation is pretty?" Feb. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have named our baby Emilia but are finding problems with the pronunciation. I prefer it as Em-ill-ya but find most people say it as em-eel-ee-yah. We mostly call her Milla (that's how her then two year old brother said the name when she was born)." Feb. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name, its unique, and i to me a name should be unique.... it does get irratitng when you get called A - melia with the A when it is actually spelt as emilia therefore should be pronouced with the "E"" Jan. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE my name, its kind of musical. many foreigners love it.many people bear the name in Nigeria. my friends call me EMIL, it sounds good." Aug. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I would pronounce this E-me-lia Is this correct? I think that how it is pronounced in italy" Aug. 11, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my given name, but everyone has always called me Emma. I like them both." Jul. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name, sort of, it's not very popular name around here but I do know some other girls called Emilia<: My name is allways spelled right [except our american english teacher who says "Amelia"]. No one calls me Em, though I would really like that" Jun. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hate my name so I changed it (informally) to Amie" May. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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