Popularity today: #1
Nicknames: Emmy, Millie, Em
Variants: Emilie, Amelie, Emilee, Amelia
Sisters: Hannah, Lauren, Rachel, Molly, Caroline
Brothers: Jacob, Evan, Alexander, Nicholas, Andrew
You've just got to like Emily. It's bright and friendly, traditional and unpretentious. So sure enough everybody does like it, making this simple classic the number one name in the English-speaking world. It tops the charts in England and Australia as well as the U.S. The literary Emilys, from Brontë to Dickinson to Post, lend the name added substance.