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Etymology & Historical Origin - Emilee
Emilee is a cutesy, informal spelling of Emily. Emily comes from the Latin name “Aemilia” which is the feminine version of the Old Roman family name, “Aemilius” (from the Latin “aemulus” meaning “rival”). The later Latin version of the name “Emilia” was probably used in medieval Italy, but as a given name for English girls, Emily wasn’t common until the 18th century. Princess Amelia Sophia of Hanover Germany moved to Great Britain when her grandfather, King George I, inherited the English throne in 1714, succeeding Queen Anne as her closest living Protestant relative (the Protestant part was important because Parliament refused to recognize Anne’s Catholic relatives). In England, Princess Amelia was called Emily and she alone helped popularize the name (oddly enough, however, Amelia and Emily are not related from an etymological perspective). Still, this is how Emily came to be favored among English-speaking people. By the 18th century, Emily was one of the most common names in England and eventually spread to other English-speaking nations (although Emily will always retain that certain British flavor). Adding a dose of literary currency are two famous name bearers: English author Emily Brontë (1818-1848) and American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886). Spelling modifications such as Emilee and Emmalee are quite modern and mainly used among Americans.
Popularity of the Name Emilee
Emilee popped up on the U.S. female naming charts for the first time in 1982 – not surprisingly, this was the year that Emily secured Top 25 status in America. As Emily became super, ultra trendy, respellings of the name began to emerge on the charts. In fact, Emily was the #1 baby girl’s name between the years 1996 and 2007 (a claim very few names can make). Even today Emily remains a Top 10 favorite. Around the 1970s and 80s, many American parents began to play around with the spellings of more traditional (and usually popular) names as a way of being different. Emilee (with the double “e” suffix is one of the cuter examples of this trend). While Emilee is nowhere close to Emily in terms of usage, she has managed to remain on the charts at respectable levels. Emily is still the spelling given to about 80% of the baby Emilys out there today. Only about 3% are given Emilee.
Popularity of the Girl Name Emilee
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Emilee
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Emilee
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Popular Songs on Emilee
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Emilee
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Famous People Named Emilee
Famous People Named Emilee - Emilee Klein (golfer); Emilee O'Neil (soccer player)
Children of Famous People Named Emilee
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Emilee - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Emilee
The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature. They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.
Variations of the Baby Name - Emilee