Emilie – University of Copenhagen


How many girls were given this name in 2009?



The name Emilie is a variation of Emilia, which is a feminine form of the Roman family name Aemilius, which possibly means 'friendly'. It can also be related to the Latin word aemulus which means 'hard-working' or 'keen'.


The name became popular around 1990 and since the beginning of the new millennium it has declined a little bit.

Well-known bearers of the name

Emilie is the name of the heroine in Emilies Hjertebanken ('Emilie's palpitations') from 1840 by J. L. Heiberg.


The English form of the name, Emily, is being used more and more frequently in Denmark. In 2009 80 girls were given this name.