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Emilia was the wife of Iago and lady-in-waiting of Othello's wife Desdemona in Shakespeare's play Othello.
-- nomenphile  10/5/2005
Since I have seen the ballet of Othello I have grown to love this name greatly.
-- classy  11/19/2005
Reggio Emilia, Italy, is famous because of the early childhood education developed in their preschools.
-- Ylva  3/17/2006
This is my name and I like it. I think it's a beautiful name.
-- EmiliaHelena  6/17/2006
I much prefer Amelia to Emilia - it's more of a name of its own, whereas Emilia sounds like a spin-off from Emily or Emma and Leah. People don't recognise that Emilia is a name - they mishear it as Emily or Amelia. There are also many different ways to pronounce it which confuses people.
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2006
Interesting, because really Amelia and Emily are both versions of the earlier name Emilia. Emilia comes from the Latin Aemilia, and from this Emily is derived. Amelia's history is not totally certain but dates back to the 18th century and is thought to derive from Emilia.
-- apollonia  4/23/2007
My given first name is Emilia but I go by my middle name because I cannot stand the name Emilia. Anyone who doesn't have this name is lucky.
-- warriorsgirl  8/19/2006
A famous bearer is Swedish singer Emilia Rydberg - 25 January 1978 Stockholm.
-- Ronja  1/29/2007
Emilia is the name of the main character in "The Princess Diaries." She is called Mia for short.
-- Annabeau  2/14/2007
Emilia was NOT the name of the main character in the Princess Diaries. Her name was AMELIA.

I think this a really pretty name and I pronounce it differently - most likely due to my own incompetence - I pronounce it EM-E-LEAH with stress on the Leah. The normal pronunciation I find is far too similar to that of Amelia. Maybe where Annabeau got confused.
-- Anonymous User  8/19/2009
I love the name Emilia. It's beautiful and feminine and I wish it would be my name.
-- Yippal  2/19/2007
Emilia is also the Czech and Slovak form. Name Day: 24th November.
Nicknames: Ema, Emily, Mia, Emilina, Lia.
-- Janika  7/20/2007
Emilia is one of the narrators in Boccaccio's Decameron.
-- cateyedsnake  8/25/2007
I love this name. I think it is graceful, yet full of energy and spunk at the same time. I prefer this spelling over Amelia, and I also think the nickname Mila (pronounced ME-lah) is very cute, and fits better with the Emilia spelling.
-- emmadaisy  10/17/2007
Emilia is 523 place in Czechia Top 1000. There were born 3 little girls.
Website: http://www.mvcr.cz/sprava/informat/cetnost/2007/deti/cet_jmz2006.csv
-- Maggie_Simpson  11/5/2007
Singer Aled Jones and his wife have a daughter called Emilia.
-- littlescarlett  11/17/2007
Listen to the German pronunciation of Emilia here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
-- _satu_  1/17/2008
My name is Emilia. I was named after my Polish grandmother. I do love my name, but I often find that it is misspelled (Amelia, Amilia, Emelia, even Amelea) and mispronounced (a-MEL-i-a instead of eh-MEEL-i-a). Also, a lot of times people get lazy and just call me Emily instead. Overall, I find that most people think Emilia is a beautiful and elegant name, and an interesting name too, because it's not that common (I haven't met another Emilia in my life). I take pride in not being known as Emilia M!
-- CrabbyMil  5/24/2008
Wow, I like this name so much better than Amelia.
-- Anonymous User  8/21/2008
This is a great name. I would totally name my daughter this. It's classic, but not old-fashioned. A very pretty name. It's much prettier than Amelia in my opinion.

I've always grouped Emilia with Emma and Emily, and I'm kind of surprised that while the latter names have become extremely popular, Emilia is still very underused.
-- bpheit  9/7/2008
In Italy Emilia was popular in the second half of the 19th century. It was the 8th most popular name in Rome in 1876, the 10th in 1906. It is not much used today.
-- presentperfect  12/22/2008
It's a nice name, and I like it better than the overused Emily, but I keep pronouncing it the same way as Amelia, so I couldn't use it.
-- bananarama  1/21/2009
Emilia Lanier (1569-1645) was an English poet, famous as the possible "Dark Lady" of Shakespeare's Sonnets.

Emilia Fox (b. 1974) is a famous English actress. Her full name is Emilia Lydia Rose Fox.
-- Jonquil  3/23/2009
I love this name, it's my dog's name. It's a classic & chic name.
-- Anonymous User  8/2/2009
Emilia Fox is an English actress, best known for her role as Dr. Nikki Alexander on BBC Crime Drama Silent Witness.
-- ...Skye...  2/19/2010
This name is very beautiful and unique. Emily has a Latin sound to it, whereas Emilia has a more Italian feel. Same with Natalie and Natalia.
-- Anonymous User  3/7/2010
I used to think the name was pronounced like emma-lia. Now I have a friend named Amilia, and I keep pronouncing it like em-eel-ya. But everyone calls her Amilie (including her mother). My friend in grade school, Emilia, went by Emily because all of the teachers kept calling her Amelia and Emmalia.
-- Anonymous User  4/4/2010
This has been my favourite girls' name for such a long time! It's elegant and sweet, plenty of nicknames too. I'd definitely consider this for a future daughter!
-- alicehartley4884  7/17/2010
Gorgeous, but it will always be mistaken for "Amelia".
-- Chrila96  10/4/2010
I like this name a bit better than Amelia. I like it because it's different than "Emily" or "Emma" it sounds cute and modern for a little girl.
-- adrenalinekat  12/29/2010
Emilia was the name of Frederic Francois Chopin's younger sister.
-- Maestoso  5/23/2011
I love this name and also it's Croatian and Serbian form: Emilija. Actually I don't know which one I prefer. Emilia is a very feminine name and it suits every age.
-- enchy  6/18/2011
Emilia Clark plays Daenerys Targaryen in the tv show Game of Thrones.
-- Daenerys  10/28/2011
My little cousin's name! She goes by Emilia or Mimi, but I call her Emmy :)
-- Oohvintage  1/12/2013
By the way, people pronounce my cousin's name em-ee-lea or the same way as Amelia, depends on who it is. It's really not that big of a difference, just pointing out that it doesn't always have to be pronounced the same as Amelia :)
-- Oohvintage  3/9/2013

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