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Quick Facts on Emilio

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Italian, Latin, Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 298
e-MEE-lyo or e-EMEL-ee-oh
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Emilio

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Emilio

Similar to Emiliano, Emilio is the Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of the old Roman cognomen Aemilianus, which was derived from the family name Aemilius coming from the Latin word “aemulus” meaning ‘rival’. This family name is thought to date all the way back to the 8th century B.C. shortly after the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus. Among the oldest and most distinguished of all Roman patrician families, Aemilius would have been considered “gentes maiores” (Latin for major nation). It was Mamercus who first received the name Aemilius on account of the persuasiveness of his language; apparently no one could rival him. Mamercus is sometimes represented as the son of Numa (second King of Rome) or Pythagoras (the ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician). By the 5th century B.C. members of the house of Aemilius obtained consulship, the highest elected political position in the Roman Republic. Perhaps this name’s long and enduring significance in Roman history would be considered hard to ‘rival’. The Spanish tend to use both Emiliano and Emilio. For instance, Emiliano is an extremely popular name in Mexico, while Emilio is favored in Chile.

Popularity of the Name Emilio

Today, the name Emilio is not as popular as Emiliano but in terms of historic popularity, Emilio has him beat. Even though Emilio has only managed to reach moderate levels of popularity, it has remained on the male naming charts consistently longer than his brother Emiliano. Both names sound remarkably similar and they both have the same Italian/Spanish zest – it just comes down to preference. One is a four-syllable name and the other is three. Both Emilio and Emiliano have a very European cosmopolitan coolness along with the ancient roots of its Latin etymology. It’s obvious that the Spanish-speaking population or those of Hispanic/Latino descent are driving the popularity of these names in America right now, but we think this is an excellent candidate for cross-over. Other variations of the name include Emil (Scandinavian and Slavic) and Émile (French).
Popularity of the Boy Name Emilio
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Emilio

  • Popular Songs on Emilio

    Popular Songs on Emilio

    Emilio - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Emilio.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Emilio

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Emilio

    Dancing Dogs: Charlotte and Emilio at the Circus (Barbara Westman) - Charlotte and Emilio are two mutts who crave the spotlight. When Uncle Aubrey arrives in town with his splendid circus, the dogs think their big break has arrived and are sorely disappointed when Uncle Aubrey points out that they are too young and inexperienced. All are astonished at the canines' unexpected debut--"gracefully dancing the cha-cha" atop Ruby the elephant--and they prove so popular that Uncle Aubrey has no choice but to offer them an annual big top appearance. Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Emilio (Julia Mercedes Castilla) - A young immigrant from Central America finds it difficult to learn English and adjust to life in the big city of Houston, Texas .Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Emilio Y Lilu Series (Romeo P.) - Check out some of these titles in the Emilio y Lilu series by Romeo P. Emilio tiene hambre; Una sorpresa para Lilu; and Emilio esta enfermo. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    The Day Before Christmas: A Story of Charlotte and Emilio (Barbara Westman) - Young dogs Charlotte and Emilio spend Christmas Eve playing in the snow, wrapping presents, trimming the tree, and going for a sleigh ride. Recommended for ages 3-7.

  • Famous People Named Emilio

    Famous People Named Emilio

    Famous People Named Emilio - Emilio Estevez (actor); Emilio Navaira (Tejano/country singer); Emilio Butragueño Santos (Spanish soccer player); Emilio Pucci (Italian fashion designer); Emilio Aceval (President of Paraguay); Emilio Amero (Mexican artist); Emilio Arenales Catalán (president of the United Nations); Emilio Arrieta (Spanish composer); Emilio Bonifacio (baseball player); Emilio Castillo (musician); Emilio de Gogorza (singer); Emilio Estrada (President of Ecuador); Emilio Materassi (Italian racecar driver); Emilio Palma (first person known to be born on the continent of Antarctica); Emilio Pettoruti (Argentinian painter)

  • Children of Famous People Named Emilio

    Children of Famous People Named Emilio

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Emilio - Martin Sheen (actor)

  • Historic Figures

    Emilio - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Emilio - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Emilio.

Personality of the Boy Name Emilio

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Variations of the Baby Name - Emilio

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