Name: Emilia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Emilia

  • Meaning:
    Rival; emulating
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  • Meaning:
    Friendly; soft
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  • Pronunciation:
    (eh MEE lee ah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Emilia

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  • Used in:
    English, Finnish, Polish, Portuguese and Swedish speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    From Aemilius, the name of a Roman noble family, which has been associated with as well the Greek aimulos' and the Latin 'aemulus' that mean 'soft; friendly' and 'emulating; rival' respectively.

    Many Polish queens and princesses have had this name.

    In Shakespeare's 'Othello', Emilia is the wife of Iago.

    Emilia is a region of Italy, now known as Emilia-Romagna. It contains the cities of Bologna and Modena.

    Emilia Fox is a British actress.

    The name is popular in Sweden (#12 in 2006) and Chile (#16). It has been rising in the US since the mid-1990s.

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