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All about the name Emilia

Latin Origin
"To Strive Or Excel Or Rival"
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What does the name Emilia mean? The meaning of the name Emilia is To Strive Or Excel Or Rival. The origin of the name Emilia is Latin. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Alternate spellings: Aemilia, Emelia
People who like the name Emilia also like:
Amelia, Charlotte, Olivia, Ava, Violet, Aria, Emma
Liam, Oliver, Benjamin, Henry, Lucas, Elijah, Alexander
Name Notes:

Emilia is a name with Latin origins. The meaning of the name Emilia is to strive, to excel, or to rival. Emilia originally comes from the name Aemilia. Common variations of the name include Amelia, Emelia, Emily, Amilya, Emiliana, and Amilia. Common nicknames include Emma, Em, Emmy, Mia, Millie, and Mellie. The male version of Emilia is Emiliano (Spanish, Italian).

Emilia is a popular name on the user lists at When combined with its most common other spelling, Amelia, it is #2 in most popular names of 2014. However, on its own, it was the 208th most popular name in the United States in 2013 per the Social Security Administration.  

Famous Emilias seem to be prevalently performers, whether actresses (Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones, Emilia McCarthy), athletes (Emilia Eberle, Emilia Rotter), or singers (Emilia Rydberg). Emilia is also one of the most famous Shakespearean names, from his drama Othello.

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