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    Would you like to learn more about the popularity, history and meaning of the name Emily?

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    Popularity of the name Emily

    According to the Social Security Administration, Emily was the 21st most popular baby girl’s name in America in 2021 and the 18th in 2020! It was in the 12th spot in 2017, 2018 and 2019, and held 9th place in 2016!! This beautiful, classic name has stayed very popular over the last few years, and it was the number 1 most popular girl’s name from 1996 to 2007, a total of 11 years in a row, which is pretty remarkable!

    Average number of web searches for the name Emily over time

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    Emily shown on our Ballerina background with a Purple mat.

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    History and meaning of the name Emily

    The name Emily is of Ancient Latin and Old English in origin and means “Industrious, Ambitious and Artistic.” The name derived from the Roman family name “Aemilius” – a prominent and powerful family in ancient Rome, who claimed to be descendants of Numa Pompilius, the second leader of Rome. From there, the name evolved to Aemilia and then Emilia, and eventually, the name made it into English usage as Emily.

    The meaning of the name “Emily” is consistent across several languages, countries and cultures, and LindseyBoo Creations strives for accuracy in researching the origins and meanings of names. If you have a special meaning for your Emily, however, please let us know and we will custom-write it for you (at no additional charge)!

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    Emily shown on our Mountain horse background with Blue and Pink mats.

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    Variations we’ve done on the name Emily

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    Famous People named Emily

    Famous Emma’s include the wonderful English-American actress Emily Blunt (born February 23, 1983), who is married to one of my favorite actors, John Krasinski; American poet Emily Dickinson (Dec. 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886), who enjoyed limited success during her lifetime and only became very well-known for her magnificent poetry after her death; strikingly beautiful Emily Ratajkowski (born June 7, 1991), one of the 21st century’s “super models”; and Emily Brontë (July 30, 1818 – December 19, 1848), the English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature.

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    Emily shown on our Sparkles background with Sage and Pink mats.

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    Your Emily

    Does your Emily embody the traits of industriousness and ambitiousness? I’m sure she does! And I’m also sure she is artistically inclined! I love to hear from our customers about how the meanings of their loved ones’ names really do match their names!

    I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the many variations we have for the lovely name Emily, and the various art backgrounds and mat combinations shown here in this blog that go so beautifully with this wonderful name! Please remember that any name can be combined with any art background and mat combination of your choice.

    Thank you for reading my blog about Emily! Have fun perusing our website, looking up the names of your family, friends and loved ones – and in the rare event we don’t have the name that you’re looking for, I am happy to write it for you at no extra charge!

    Frequently asked questions about the name Emily (FAQ)

    Is Emily a good name?

    Emily is a strong and gentle name that comes from the original medieval Roman name Aemilius. It translates best as “rival” or “to emulate.” The name made its way into the English-speaking world via the German House of Hanover, which came to the English throne in the 18th century.

    Is Emily an attractive name?

    Emily may have dropped somewhat in the current standings, but it was the most popular girls’ name for over a decade because it appeals on many levels: Emily is feminine, classic, simple, pretty, and strong.

    Is the name Emily a popular name?

    Emily has been a hugely popular name in the English-speaking world, ranking among the most popular names in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

    Is Emily a rare name?

    Emily was the 21st most popular girl’s name and 107,36th most popular boy’s name. In 2021, there were 6,541 baby girls and only 6 baby boys named Emily. 1 out of every 272 baby girls and 1 out of every 310,108 baby boys born in 2021 are named Emily.

    What is a nickname for Emily?

    Nicknames for Emily include Em, Emmy, Mil, Mille, and Millie.

    Is Emily an old fashioned name?

    What Does Emily Mean? Though old-fashioned to some, Emily is a timeless name derived from the Roman family name Aemilius, an elite and influential family in ancient Rome. The name was taken from the Germanic name Amalia.

    If you enjoy reading about the popularity and meanings of names, check out my in-depth article “What’s in a Name?”

    What’s in a name?

    Here is a short excerpt:

    “We believe all children are gifts to our world, and their beautiful, deeply thought-out names deserve to be memorialized in poetry, meant to not only capture the wonderful feelings the gift giver has for the recipient, but also the wonderful characteristics and attributes of the recipient.

    As King Solomon aptly stated, “A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.”

    Click here to read the full article.

    I’d love to hear from you! Please let me know if my poem for Emily matches your sweet child, or someone you know.

    If you would like to learn more about how Sharon started writing these beautiful poems, please read Sharon’s story here.

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