Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
This is a truly ancient name, dating all the way back to the 8th century B.C.! The Aemilius (the old form of Emilio) was a distinguished family in ancient Rome, who enjoyed the highest political distinctions in the Roman Republic. The root is Latin, meaning to 'rival or excel'. An ancient name this may be, today, the name Emilio is fresh and youthful.
Rank in the year 2015
Emilio was ranked #570 in the most popular American names of 2015.
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