Emile is the anglicized form of French Émile which comes from Ancient Roman name Aemilius. Though the origin of the name is uncertain, it has often been associated with Latin aemulusmeaning “rival; rivaling, striving” via Proto-Italic *aimos (imitation) derived from a PIE root word. Emile is also a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Émile (French)
  • 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)
  • Aimilios (Greek)
  • Emilios (Greek)
  • Emīls (Latvian)
  • Emilis (Lithuanian)
  • Emilian (Romanian, Polish)
  • Émilien (French)
  • Yemelyan (Russian)
  • Emiliano (Italian, Spanish)


Female forms:

  • Émilie (French)
  • Aemilia (Ancient Roman)
  • Aemiliana (Ancient Roman)
  • Emilia (Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Finnish, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Bulgarian, English)
  • Emilie (German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Czech)
  • Emílie (Czech)
  • Emilija (Lithuanian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian)
  • 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)


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