Emil Name Meaning & Origin

Emil

Pronunciation: eh-MEEL, AY-meel (key)

Origin of the name Emil:

Derived from the Latin Aemilius, an old Roman family name probably derived from aemulus (rival, trying to equal or excel, emulating) There are some who thing Emilio is of Germanic origin and derive it from the element amal (work).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Emile, Emilio

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Can also be pronounced EY-muhl, rhyming with "THEY mull"

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Emeh, Emilio, Emel. - These will maybe embarass them when they are Sixteen/Fifteen!

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Emil Nolde, a German Expressionist painter and printmaker.
Emil Leon Post, Polish-American mathematician and logician.
Emil Zátopek, Czech long-distance runner best known for winning a "hat trick" at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic games.
Emil Jannings, a Swiss-born German/Austrian Oscar-winning actor from the '20s and '30s, best known for his collaborations with F. W. Murnau and Josef von Sternberg.
Emil Svantesson, Swedish Gamer / YouTuber.

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Emil is a character of several children's books by Astrid Lindgren. He is well-meaning, curious and creative, kind-hearted little boy, always in action and always, always getting into trouble.

Emil Bergson is the doomed brother of Alexandra, the protagonist, of Willa Cather's O Pioneers!

Emil Tischbein is the protagonist of "Emil and the Detectives," a 1929 novel for children set mainly in Berlin, by the German writer Erich Kästner.

Unofficial name of the personification of Iceland in Hetalia

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