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Of Latin origin.

English feminine form of Emil, deriving from Aemilius.

Patrician house Aemilia was one of the most ancient families of Rome.

Latin word “aemulus” means “rival”.

It is one of the most popular names in the English speaking world.

Alternative forms of the name are: Emilie, Emilia, Amilia, Emmy, Milly, Millie, Emmie, Emelie, Aimilia.

Famous bearers are Emily Brontë, Emily Dickinson, Emily Watson, Emily VanCamp, Emily Blunt, Emily Deschanel, Emily Mortimer.

Emily is a popular name in Ireland, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Canada, England, Wales, New Zealand, Australia, United States and Austria.

Emily Dickinson is one of the greatest poets of the U.S.A.

She published only seven of her 1775 poems, and only after she passed away the first book with a collection of her work was published.

Critics are still intrigued by her poems, that are considered of the most challenging ones in American literature.

Dickinson requested that her poems were burn, but luckily her sister saved them.