Some say this pretty little name means to 'rival' or 'excel', but no-one knows for sure whether this is folklore or fact. Still immensely popular, this sweet name had its heyday in the 90s, when it was the number 1 name for baby girls. The name has literary associations, amongst them the writer of 'Wuthering Heights', Emily Brontë, and the American poet Emily Dickinson.
Rank in the year 2015
Emily was ranked #25 in the most popular American names of 2015.
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