Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Rival
Main Origin Language: English
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In 2017 the name Emily...

• was given to 9,746 baby girls
• was the 12th most popular name for baby girls
• was 49% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in California, Nevada, and Arizona
• was least popular in North Dakota, Montana, and Vermont
• was about as popular as Harper and Elizabeth
Babies Named Emily Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Emily...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1999
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1962
• is 897% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 46% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Eryn, Carli, Shayla, Jacob, Estevan, Sergio
• has the most opposite popularity history to Twyla, Belinda, Rae, Fritz, Everette, Vito
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Emily Per State
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Geographically the name Emily...

• 10% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Isabella, Sophia, Luna, Ethan, Alexander, Logan
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Alivia, Collins, Mallory, Jensen, Kamden, Walker
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Emily by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Emily are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Emily will be the only kid named Emily in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Emily compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Emily rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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