Meaning and Origin of the Name Emlyn

Emlyn is a Welsh boy’s name that is sometimes used as a girl’s name. The name Emlyn has a Celtic origin. The meaning of Emlyn has an AM meaning to it meaning morning and the beginning of the new day. The name Roman name Aemilius, could be a derivative of this.

Popularity of the Name

This is a rare first name for males, now. It was more popular in the past. The popularity of Emlyn took place right around the 1400s to mid-1900s. It was well known for its Welsh origin.

Famous People Called Emlyn

Famous people, who had this name, were:

  • Emlyn Hughes-August 28, 1947- November 9, 2004. Hughes was a famous English football player. It’s known as soccer in the US.
  • Emlyn Williams-November 26, 1905 – September 26, 1987. He was a famous Welch actor.
  • Emlyn Garner Evans-September 3, 1910 – October 11, 1963. He was a British Royal Air Force Officer and politician. Evans was part of the liberal party and was arrested for expressing anti-fascist views in Nazi Germany. He later switched to the conservative party.

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