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About the Name Emily

The origin of Emily is Old German and Latin. This eMedTV segment explains other information related to the name Emily, including its meaning and other forms.

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Meanings and Variations

Emily is from Old German meaning Industrious.
Emily is from Latin meaning Flatterer.
Alternates for Emily include: Aimil, Amalea, Amalia, Amalie, Amelia, Amelie, Ameline, Amelita, Amy, and Ei-mile
See Also: Emma
Some forms of Emily are: Amelia, and Emil
Emily is associated with these categories: Popular, and Old Fashioned
Famous people named Emily
Emily Dickinson, Author

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