Stunning! Emilia is at the top of our name list!
Kind of annoying Americans have started using this name. It's been used in Spanish speaking countries forever and now Americans are going to make it overused. There's only so many names Hispanic-Americans can use that can be pronounced in both English and Spanish that is also part of their culture.
I really like Emilia. Elegant, respectable, and beautiful. I actually prefer it to Emily. Very good name Emilia is. I love the spelling.
Also occasionally used in Albanian:
I love this name and I admire how flawless it looks spelled out on paper, I definitely prefer this spelling over Amelia.
Emilia Suhonen (born 1985) is a Finnish musician who serves as the guitarist for the band The Rasmus, who represented Finland in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. She replaced guitarist Pauli Rantasalmi, who left the band in late 2021.
Hi my name is Emilia. It’s okay I guess, I think it looks pretty on paper but people sometimes mispronounce if they pronounce it Emi-lia but I pronounce it Em-meel-ya people also misspell it. Sometimes they spell it like Amelia or Emelia. And there’s 2 other Emilia’s in my grade who spell it the same way one of them goes by Emmy though so it gets kinda annoying. But overall I love my name.
Emilia is a very pretty name. Beautifully elegant and sophisticated.
Emilia is a beautiful name, my daughter's middle name is Emilia. Darcy Emilia.Personally I wouldn't use it as a first name but if I did I would use the nickname Emmie!
Beautiful, but I prefer Emily.
Also Georgian with script ემილია.
This was my aunt's name but she went by Emily. She was from Italy. I always loved the name Emilia and if I had a daughter I would name her that. I also like Emily.
I really like this spelling. Very unique.
Definitely not a trashy name. It's sophisticated, and feminine. I LOVE this spelling! It works in both English and Spanish, with pretty much the same pronunciation. Unlike Amelia, which is pronounced Ah-MEH-lee-ah in Spanish, which I dislike personally.
I personally don’t hate this name, I think it is sweet. This is a nice substitute to Amelia, which is more common.
I like this name a lot. I think the name Emilia has a beautiful sound to it that makes me imagine a lovely field of wild flowers.
Emilia is the name of Hermione’s lady in waiting in Shakespeare’s play The Winter’s Tale.
LOVELY NAME! Top of the list. It is also a Shakespearian name! And also a type of flower species! "Emilia, also known as Tassel Flower, is a genus of more than 100 species in the family Asteraceae, distributed mainly in tropical regions of the Old World. Emilia has bright, tassel-like flowers appearing on its slender stems in summer and early fall'.
Emilia isn't a variant of Amelia. Emilia is a Latin name. Amelia is German. Anyway it's pretty.
Well my name is Emilia and I don't see how it is "trash". I don't like my name and would rather be called something else but to say the name is "trash" is going too far. There are so many worse names out there.
I like the E spelling of Amelia the best!
Also Romansh.
Source: "Vornamen in der Schweiz. Prénoms en Suisse. I nomi in Svizzera. Prenoms in Svizra" (1993) published by the Association of Swiss registrars -- his mother's name
Also Provençal: --- Source: Institut d'Estudis Occitans
Apparently also Croatian:
Really pretty, but I wouldn't use it.
I love it very much. I think it's a really pretty and elegant girl's name.
Wonderful name! Emilia looks more complete than Emily. Somehow more serious, also less common than the really popular Emily. Good name, has quality!
Absolute trash, go and name your daughter either Emily or Amelia.
I would like to use the name Emilia for a future daughter because my mom's surname is Emerick and is from Italy so the name Emilia seems like the perfect way to honor her. It is also just adorable but will age well and is a nice step away from the super popular Amelia. Love it!
Hate it! But I'm a fan of Amelia.
This name was very common among the German minority in Bessarabia.
Apparently also occasionally used in Slovene:
Emilia is one the main characters in the light novel/anime series Re: Zero.
Also used in Estonia:
Emilia is very pretty, and I prefer it to Emily. However, it seems to be rising in popularity right now. I hope it doesn't get too common.
I love this name. It is the name of one of my very close friends. I love it so much and think that more people should use it. It is in Hamlet, and it's overall beautiful. Also, if you want to name two twin girls Olivia and Emilia, that is a great idea!
My name is Emily but for some odd reason my parents always call me Emilia. I’ve never really liked this name. I prefer Emily, but they keep calling me Emilia. :(
I prefer Amelia only because everyone will get it confused with Emilia. Amelia also has a better original definition. “Work” is nicer than “rival.”.
My name is Emilia and this website needs to get updated. My name is Italian and Greek. THEY NEED TO ADD IN GREEK!
My daughter is Emilia Rose. Her first name is pronounced Emma-Lee-uh. We started with the "Em" from Emily and added my grandmothers' initials: IL and IA. It's probably one of the most unique ways of finding our way to the name. She goes by Emi because no one pronounces it correctly. I still love the way her full first and middle name sound together, but I named her so... Emma-Lee-uh Rose it is.
No, Emilia does NOT come from Amelia. They have different roots.
Emilia comes from Emil, meaning rival.
Amelia is a variant of Amalia, meaning work.
Pronounced: eh-MEE-lya (Italian, Spanish, German), eh-MYEE-lya (Polish), eh-MEE-li-a (Swedish), eh-MEH-lya (Danish), ə-MEEL-ee-ə (English), ə-MEEL-yə (English)
I have bad associations with this name sadly, I would've loved it, plus, I'm starting to like it.
I slightly prefer this over Amelia. Also Emilia isn't a variant of Amelia. Their pronunciations are pretty different. Amelia is pronounced Uh-Mill-Lia, Emilia is pronounced E-Mill-Lia.
The name of the iconic youtuber Emilia Fart.
It sounds like a wonderful combination of Emily and Amelia. I prefer it over plain old Emily.
My friend's name is Emilia and I absolutely love it. It's cute, classy and elegant. It's way better than the mainstream and boring Amelia.
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Emilia who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 717th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
This is my name, and I was named after my grandmother, who came from Poland. She pronounced it eh-meel-yah, but I prefer to use the pronunciation eh-MILL-ee-uh.
Variant of Amelia.
I love the name Emilia which is why I named my daughter Emilia. It’s elegant, timeless and looks pretty on paper. I prefer it to the usual Emily or Amelia. My daughter is the only Emilia at her school of 1600 students - but there are a multitude of Emilys and Amelias! There’s also too much emphasis on the ‘a’ for Amelia and the pronunciation for Emilia seems to flow and sound more natural.
Love this name so much! So regal sounding. Just beautiful.
Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke is an English actress. Born in London and brought up in Berkshire, Clarke first gained an interest in acting as a child after seeing the musical Show Boat, on which her father was working as a sound engineer. She was educated at Rye St Antony School, Headington and graduated from secondary school at St. Edward's in Oxford, where she appeared in two plays, before studying at the Drama Centre London, where she graduated from in 2009, and appeared in ten different stage productions. Some of her earliest work following graduation included a role in a play by the Company of Angels, two commercials for Samaritans, and a University of London students' short film. Her television debut came with a guest appearance in an episode of the British soap opera Doctors and she was named as one of the UK Stars of Tomorrow by Screen International magazine for her role in Syfy's film Triassic Attack.
Also Bulgarian usage. [noted -ed]
I don't feel strongly about this name one way or the other, it doesn't strike me as very feminine, but I think it could grow on me. The -lia ending is pretty and right on trend. Especially with the "E."
I found this name and fell in love with it right away, and a few weeks after I found out from my mother that my great great grandmother had this name. I absolutely love it.
This name ought to be more appreciated, as it is different to Emily and Amelia. To everyone saying that this name is just a bad abbreviation of those two names have no idea what they're talking about because it is an amazing name. I know a great person called Emilia :-)
This name is beautiful. It is rarely used in the United States, and would mark a contrast among many Emily's and Emma's. It also has nice nicknames (Emmy, Lia, Emma).
My name is Emilia and I like it but it does get quite annoying when people don't say or spell it correctly. Personally, I don't like the spelling of Amelia. I have a friend called Emilie (said the same as Emily) and people often confuse them. I pronounce my name eh-MEEL-ee-ah. Some people say it Eh-MEEL-yah which I don't really like. It's a beautiful and unique name, all in all.
Emilia means beauty from the Italian culture.
Emilia Saccone-Joly, the daughter of Jonathan Joly and Anna Saccone from their YouTube channel Sacconejolys.
Stunning name! ♥ This name makes me think of English actress Emilia Clarke from the American fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones.
Very beautiful and with a great Shakespearean connection. I like it pronounced eh-MIL-ee-uh.
This is my name and I like it. I think it's unique and the spelling might confuse people, but it's a great name.
I love Emilia! It's beautiful, delicate, classic ...
My husband's paternal grandmother came to America through Ellis Island in the early 1900's. Since she passed away there has been controversy as to how she spelled her name. We have no birth certificate, but would like to try to find one, one day in Italy. We will be placing both my husband's paternal grandparents names on the wall at Ellis Island and would like to have her name spelled correctly. After researching this site and family namesakes, we believe her name to have been spelled Emilia. I agree that this is a graceful and elegant name and will remember the difference in spelling and history thanks to this research and all the comments listed here. Thanks to you all!
My name is Emilia. I have always loved it because of it's elegance and grace. Many people have complimented the name as well. My nickname, which most people call me, is Emi. Emilia has always been so mature sounding, a name for an adult. When I get older I might try going by Emilia, but for now I am Emi.
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 :)
My little cousin's name! She goes by Emilia or Mimi, but I call her Emmy :)
Emilia Clark plays Daenerys Targaryen in the tv show Game of Thrones.
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.
Emilia was the name of Frederic Francois Chopin's younger sister.
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.
Gorgeous, but it will always be mistaken for "Amelia".
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!
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.
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.
Emilia Fox is an English actress, best known for her role as Dr. Nikki Alexander on BBC Crime Drama Silent Witness.
I love this name, it's my dog's name. It's a classic & chic name.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wow, I like this name so much better than Amelia.
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!
Listen to the German pronunciation of Emilia here:
Singer Aled Jones and his wife have a daughter called Emilia.
Emilia is 523 place in Czechia Top 1000. There were born 3 little girls.
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.
Emilia is one of the narrators in Boccaccio's Decameron.
Emilia is also the Czech and Slovak form. Name Day: 24th November.
Nicknames: Ema, Emily, Mia, Emilina, Lia.
I love the name Emilia. It's beautiful and feminine and I wish it would be my name.
Emilia is the name of the main character in "The Princess Diaries." She is called Mia for short.
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.
A famous bearer is Swedish singer Emilia Rydberg - 25 January 1978 Stockholm.
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.
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.
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.
This is my name and I like it. I think it's a beautiful name.
Reggio Emilia, Italy, is famous because of the early childhood education developed in their preschools.
Since I have seen the ballet of Othello I have grown to love this name greatly.
Emilia was the wife of Iago and lady-in-waiting of Othello's wife Desdemona in Shakespeare's play Othello.

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