Personally I've never come across a female Emlyn before, and I'd be quite surprised to here in Britain. I can see why people might think it sounded more feminine if they're used to meeting Emilys and Emmas and never Emlyns, Emils, etc, but the same is true of me and I've never thought it sounded at all feminine. I'm not Welsh, and given that it falls outside my culture I wouldn't be comfortable changing the gender it's traditionally used for in Wales (though US parents often seem to do so with names from other cultures), but regardless of that I much prefer Emlyn as a boys' name myself. I think the sound is the perfect balance between soft and strong, it looks great written down and, on a practical level, it isn't hard to spell out to anyone who isn't familiar with the name. All round lovely name. :)
Emlyn sounds so feminine to me, kinda like Emalynn! I actually love it for a girl. So beautiful and elegant. A nice feminine sounding name. I would never use it for a boy, sorry! There are a lot of feminine names I wasn’t expecting for a boy!
My name is Emlyn and I'm a female. And no, my parents didn't pick it because they liked the name "Emily" and wanted to be different. I, for one, loathe the name Emily, because people constantly misread or mishear my name and assume it's Emily. Yuck. A little clarification on male vs female: I think that while it originated as a male's name and is still most commonly a male's name in the UK, it seems to be more commonly a female's name in the US. Not sure why exactly that happened, probably because it was not as popular to begin with so people who heard it assumed female thanks to names like Emily. I think Emlyn works fine for either sex, personally.
My name is Emlyn, I'm female, and in many of my books the name means "waterfall".
A known bearer of this name was Emlyn Williams (1905-1987), a Welsh dramatist and actor.
I love the name Emlyn (for a boy of course) but it has been ruined by the horrible ultra popular name Emily. Sad. And Emlyn on a girl looks like someone was obsessed with the name Emily but said "hey lets make her different and call her Emlyn yay." That's stupid.
I actually know a woman named Emlyn. I was quite surprised to discover it's a masculine name.
Girl? No girl in Wales would ever dream to be called Emlyn. My cousin is called Emlyn and it suits him.
It seems very feminine to me, Emlin seems more masculine.
I've never seen this as a girl's name and to be honest I think it works on a boy much better. It's a really nice name; handsome and nice-sounding though very Welsh.
Emlyn is also sometimes used as a girl's name.
Emlyn Hughes wasn't a girl.
I've also seen this listed as a girl's name.

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