E names, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Emilia is a female given name, a variant of Aemilia, the feminine form of Aemilius, an Ancient Roman name. Though the origin of the name is uncertain, it has often been associated with Latin aemulus meaning “rival; rivaling, striving” via Proto-Italic *aimos (imitation) derived from a PIE root word.

Nicknames: Em, Emmy/Emmie, Lia, Mia

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Aemilia (Ancient Roman)
  • Aemiliana (Ancient Roman)
  • Emilie (German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Czech)
  • Emílie (Czech)
  • Emilija (Lithuanian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian)
  • Émilie (French)
  • Emília (Hungarian, Portuguese, Slovak)
  • Emilía (Icelandic)
  • Emīlija (Latvian)
  • Emiliya (Bulgarian)
  • Emelie (Swedish)
  • Emily (English)
  • Emely (English)
  • Emaly (English)
  • Emilee (English)
  • Emaleigh (English)
  • Emalee (English)
  • Émilienne (French)
  • Emiliana (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)


Male forms:

  • Aemilius (Ancient Roman)
  • Aemilianus (Ancient Roman)
  • Emilio (Italian, Spanish)
  • Emílio (Portuguese)
  • Emil (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Romanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Icelandic, English)
  • Eemeli (Finnish)
  • Eemil (Finnish)
  • Eemi (Finnish)
  • Emiel (Dutch)
  • Émile (French)
  • Aimilios (Greek)
  • Emilios (Greek)
  • Emīls (Latvian)
  • Emilis (Lithuanian)
  • Emilian (Romanian, Polish)
  • Émilien (French)
  • Yemelyan (Russian)
  • Emiliano (Italian, Spanish)


1 thought on “Emilia”

  1. I’ve always loved the name Emilia and felt some sort of a deep connection to it, and a few years ago I changed my legal name to Emilia. I feel very well with it and like it fits me very much, I love it to pieces. I often go by my full name, but some people call me Mila, Milka (like the chocolate haha), and other Mil- nicknames, or Emi, Emilka or Emisia or such, I only dislike being called Emila or Em, it sounds weird or anyway it doesn’t sound like me. And it’s slightly annoying when English speakers misspell it as Amelia, not that I dislike Amelia, Amelia is lovely, but I am not an Amelia. That’s not a big inconvenience to me though even though it happens quite often.


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