Emilie Name Meaning & Origin

Emilie

Pronunciation: EH-mə-lee (key)

Origin of the name Emily:

English cognate of the Latin Aemilia, which is from Aemilius, an old Roman family name probably derived from aemulus (trying to equal or excel, rival).

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I really like this spelling. I think it gives it a nice modern twist from Emily. I also like the spelling Emilee, too.

I can see what you mean, but this spelling is by no means modern. It was actually more popular in the late 1800's than ever. I think it's a nice alternative to Emily, but people might think you're trying to be 'kre8tyv' with the spelling even though it long established, and when you call for "EM-a-lee" on the playground, all the little Emily's, Emmaleigh's, Emylie's and Emilie's will come running anyways.

This is just the French version of Emily, everyone.

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I prefer being Emilie over Emily. Makes me feel like a little more original then all those other millions of Emily's out there!

My husband and I named our daughter Emilie Nicole. We were going to just name her Emily at first, but then I remembered I knew, and I'm not kidding, 13 Emily's growing up (five of them had the middle name Rose, and two had Grace). So we decided to go with something a little different.

Nicknames for Emilie: | Edit

Em, Emmy, Emmie, Millie, Mille, Mimi

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Famous real-life people named Emilie: | Edit

Emilie Autumn, American singer-songwriter, poet, and violinist
Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress (Lost)
Emilie Schindler, rescuer of Jews during the Holocaust
Emilie Hammarskjöld, Swedish composer
Émilie Simon, French singer
Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician, physicist, and author during the Age of Enlightenment
Emilie Parker, Sandy Hook victim

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