Hi guys! Thank you for such a warm welcome on my previous post.
I’m looking for a name that sounds familiar, a classic so to speak - but at the same time feels quite uncommon or at least not overused.
The name that has been on my mind lately besides Judith and Diana is Emilia - to be honest, I’m pretty sure I would choose it in a heartbeat if not for the fear of it becoming overused. It’s pretty popular in other countries and I see it’s rising pretty quickly in the US’ rank too.
Also, the fact that it’s close cousin Emily has been popular for quite a while now.
What do you think? Do you know many Emilias? Do you think it’s too popular? Does it remind you of Emily too much or they’re separate names in your mind? Also what is your impression of the name overall?
Any middle name suggestions and/or alternatives to the name are very welcome.:smiling_face:

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I don’t know many Emilias but I know a few Amelias which is my first association because the pronunciation here is basically identical. But I’ve loved the [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] spelling because of [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_u]Fox[/name_u].

I don’t think it’s too popular I think it’s lovely.

For me the meaning is a bit of a let down compared to the sound and aesthetic of the name which are so pleasing.


[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_u]Rose[/name_u]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_u]Dove[/name_u]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_u]Swan[/name_u]



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If I’m honest, I don’t love [name_f]Emilia[/name_f]. I prefer [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] over [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] (obviously they are pronounced differently) but I know so many Amelia’s (then again, I’m a teacher!) that when you say you’ve been toying with [name_f]Judith[/name_f] & [name_f]Diana[/name_f], for me it would be a no brainer but to use one of those.

I may be biased as [name_f]Judith[/name_f] is in my top 3 girls names and [name_f]Diana[/name_f] is also a long time love of mine but if you went with [name_f]Emilia[/name_f], she may end up being one of a few in her class.

As regards to [name_f]Emily[/name_f], I see them as separate names but again, I know so many Emily’s that [name_f]Amelia[/name_f], [name_f]Emily[/name_f], [name_f]Sophia[/name_f], [name_f]Isabella[/name_f] etc all kind of merge into that group of names that make me think “not another one!” Not because I have anything against the name, but purely because I know there will probably be multiple in a year group and I always feel for the kids that they end up being [name_f]Emily[/name_f] (last name) as opposed to just [name_f]Emily[/name_f] in her own right if that makes sense?

I really hope this hasn’t deterred you in anyway and that it was somewhat helpful! Best of luck :relieved:

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Thank you for your opinion and so many lovely suggestions! I like [name_f]Mila[/name_f] and [name_f]Louisa[/name_f] (especially the latter), I think they’re a pretty good alternative.

Thank you so much! It really was helpful. I wouldn’t want to be one of the Emily’s, Isabella’s etc. in class either.
[name_f]Judith[/name_f] is beautiful! I especially love the nickname Judy/Judi. The only issue I have with it is that it seems dated to some. [name_m]Hence[/name_m] I thought about using [name_f]Judi[/name_f] as a name on it’s own but I’m not sure if it would work.

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I actually do know one [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] but she’s still a little girl!

Unfortunately, I do think it is likely to trend toward popular in the next decade as it was already #44 last year in the US.

[name_f]Emily[/name_f] and [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] are separate in my mind. It’s a solid, timeless name but has the unfortunate tendency to be confused with [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] and vice versa.

A much less popular version I’ve been admiring is [name_f]Emmeline[/name_f]. It was number 985 last year :joy:

Some similar names in sound: [name_u]Emory[/name_u], [name_u]Ember[/name_u], [name_f]Emerald[/name_f]
Some similar in feel (in my opinion): [name_f]Annette[/name_f], [name_f]Rhea[/name_f], Krista/Trista, [name_f]Luanne[/name_f], [name_f]Sadie[/name_f], [name_f]Sally[/name_f]

Some middles:

[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Jayne[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_u]Ruby[/name_u]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Celine[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Annette[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Anneliese[/name_f]

Hopefully this helps! :slight_smile:

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I personally love the name Emilia. It’s dainty and sweet while still sounding powerful at the same time. It’s very mature and patient sounding as well.

I know one Emilia, and she’s in my grade (10th grade). I do know an Emilie, but she’s about 10 years older than me.

Emilia and Emily are separate names in my mind. I confuse Emilia and Amelia more. I tend to confuse names more by sound than by spelling.

I personally don’t think it’s too popular, at least where I live (Washington DC). But I can see it becoming more popular as the years go by.

Middle name suggestions:
Emilia Louise
Emilia Belle
Emilia Jane
Emilia Anne
Emilia Elizabeth
Emilia Anna
Emilia Louisa
Emilia Lucia
Emilia Jeanne
Emilia Elise
Emilia Isabelle
Emilia Helena
Emilia Astrid
Emilia Charlotte

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Is [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] getting that popular? I know [name_f]Emily[/name_f] and [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] are popular but very pretty names. I think [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] is lovely, and I think of it as a separate name from [name_f]Emily[/name_f] (and Amelia.)

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[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] is really pretty - light, elegant and cheerful - however, with the popularity of [name_f]Amelia[/name_f], [name_f]Emily[/name_f], [name_f]Amelia[/name_f], [name_f]Emma[/name_f], [name_f]Millie[/name_f], [name_f]Camila[/name_f], and [name_f]Mila[/name_f], it does get a bit lost amongst them. I have met a few Emilias.

Some middles:

[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Corinne[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Bluebell[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Daphne[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Carys[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Iris[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Judith[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Ruth[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Annabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_u]Hazel[/name_u]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Winifred[/name_f]

Some [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] alternatives:


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My name is Emilia! :sunny:

I like my name, but it has never been my favourite! :honeybee:

Besides from me, I know one Emilia! :sunflower:

I never knew any till I was about six, then there was one other in my school of 600+ students. But I wouldn’t say it’s too popular! :crescent_moon:

I get confused more with Amelie and Amelia than I ever have Emily. It’s mainly Amelie and Amelia for me, I think Emily has happened one or twice! :lemon:

Hope this helps! :tulip:

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There was a girl in my brother’s grade named [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] (but spelled Emmaleah). I don’t think that [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] is too popular, as I’ve only met one [name_f]Emilia[/name_f]. To me, [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] and [name_f]Emily[/name_f] are two separate names. [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] is soft and serene in sound, though her meaning gives her a hidden strength to keep her going. She has a relaxed calm about her, but is always working towards her next goal. A whimsical pick with an air of sophistication about her, [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] is a gorgeous pick for a daughter.

I hope that this helps!


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[name_f]Emily[/name_f] and [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] are completely separate in my mind; however, [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] and [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] are quite close. They are pronounced identically where I am so if I heard one I wouldn’t know which spelling to use. Both are quite common where I am; I frequently see birth announcements for Amelias / Emilias. These names have therefore started to lose their luster for me just due to repeated exposure. I do prefer the [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] spelling to [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] because it looks a little more timeless and done-up (I dunno if that makes sense, but it gives me the same vibes as [name_f]Judith[/name_f] and Diana).

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[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] does seem common to me but certainly not overused. I think it’s a beautiful, classic name. It is very similar to [name_f]Emily[/name_f] but in my mind they feel still quite different. I think [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Judith[/name_f] would be a beautiful combo.
As a more rare name but with a similar sound and style, you might want to consider [name_f]Malou[/name_f].

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I’ve never met anyone named [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] but lots of girls my age named [name_f]Emily[/name_f] and [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] (I’m 18).

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I usually hear [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] being pronounced the same way as [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] (at least in [name_u]England[/name_u] and Australia), so I usually just think of it as an alternative spelling to [name_f]Amelia[/name_f]. my name is [name_f]Emily[/name_f], and I don’t think it’s too similar to my name apart from the spelling, but then again I may be biased. also personally I don’t mind the popularity of my name too much, other than it being confusing sometimes when there’s someone else with my first name in a group. but if I’m referred to by my first and last name then I don’t mind too much because I love them both :smiling_face: so what I’m saying is, if you really love [name_f]Emilia[/name_f], go ahead and use it and don’t let the popularity deter you!

I also think the combo [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Diana[/name_f] would be really nice :two_hearts:

[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] is beautiful! It is more popular than [name_f]Judith[/name_f] and [name_f]Diana[/name_f] to be sure, and easily could be mistaken for [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] (which ranks very high), but [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] herself is distinct enough I would be willing to use her despite the popularity. [name_f]Emily[/name_f] has been very high, but, tbh, [name_f]Emily[/name_f] and [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] feel completely different to me - [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] is romantic and Shakespearean and sweet, and [name_f]Emily[/name_f] feels much more straight-laced (also sweet and feminine) and timeless, more like [name_f]Lillian[/name_f] or [name_f]Katherine[/name_f] or [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] instead of [name_f]Liliana[/name_f], [name_f]Katerina[/name_f], or Adelaide/Adela/etc.

I don’t know any Emilias with this spelling; there is an [name_f]Emelia[/name_f] in my distant family, and a friend from elementary school has an [name_f]Amelia[/name_f], but no Emilias here! I think it’s beautiful. I’ve always been more [name_f]Emmeline[/name_f] over [name_f]Emilia[/name_f], but if [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] was one of my favorite names of all time… I would happily commit to her!

Good luck!