The name Emilia is of Latin origin and means "To Strive Or Excel Or Rival." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
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). Famous Emilias seem include actress Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones, Emilia McCarthy, actress, Emilia Eberle and Emilia Rotter, athletes, and singer Emilia Rydberg. Emilia is also a famous Shakespearean name, from the drama Othello.