Given Name EMILY

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: EM-ə-lee   [details]

Meaning & History

English feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL). In the English-speaking world it was not common until after the German House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century; the princess Amelia Sophia (1711-1786) was commonly known as Emily in English, even though Amelia is an unrelated name.

Famous bearers include the British author Emily Brontë (1818-1848), who wrote 'Wuthering Heights', and the American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886).

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DIMINUTIVES: Em, Emmie, Emmy, Millie, Milly
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Aemilia (Ancient Roman), Emilia, Emiliya (Bulgarian), Emilija (Croatian), Emílie (Czech), Emilia, Emilie (Danish), Emilia, Emmi (Finnish), Émilie (French), Emilie (German), Emília (Hungarian), Emilía (Icelandic), Emilia (Italian), Emīlija (Latvian), Emilija (Lithuanian), Emilija (Macedonian), Emilia, Emilie, Milly (Norwegian), Emilia (Polish), Emília (Portuguese), Emilia (Romanian), Emilija (Serbian), Emília (Slovak), Emilija (Slovene), Emilia (Spanish), Emelie, Emilia, Emilie, Milly (Swedish)
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