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Have you ever realized how many famous people named Emil there are? We put together this list of celebrities named Emil to show that Emils have a lot of good representation for their names. Some of the famous Emils on this list might spell their name as Emile, so this list also includes famous people named Emile. From actors named Emil to athletes named Emil, this list should include the most notable people whose name is Emil. This list includes well-known Emils like Into the Wild actor Emile Hirsch, American professional boxer Emile Griffith, and English football player Emile Heskey.
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Emile Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Emil
age 33
Emile Davenport Hirsch is an American film actor, whose works include Into the Wild, Lone Survivor, Milk, Prince Avalanche, The Motel Life, Speed Racer and the A&E networks simulcast ...more

Emile Griffith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 75 (1938-2013)
Emile Alphonse Griffith was a professional boxer from the U.S. Virgin Islands who became a world champion in the welterweight and middleweight classes. His best known contest was a 1962 title ...more

Emile Heskey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Emil
age 41
Emile William Ivanhoe Heskey is an English professional footballer who plays for Bolton Wanderers as a striker. Before joining the club, he made more than 500 appearances in the Football League ...more

Emil Cioran is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 84 (1911-1995)
Emil Michel Cioran was a Romanian philosopher and essayist, who published works in both Romanian and French. Cioran was born in Rășinari, Sibiu County, which was part of Austria-Hungary at the ...more

Émile Durkheim is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 59 (1858-1917)
David Émile Durkheim was a French sociologist, social psychologist and philosopher. He formally established the academic discipline and — with Karl Marx and Max Weber — is commonly cited ...more

Emil Gilels is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 69 (1916-1985)
Emil Grigoryevich Gilels was a Soviet pianist, widely regarded one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century.

Emil Hegle Svendsen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Emil
age 33
Emil Hegle Svendsen is a Norwegian biathlete. He won two gold medals and one silver at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He has won five individual gold medals and six relay gold medals at ...more

Émile Zola is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 62 (1840-1902)
Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola was a French writer, the most well-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism and an important contributor to the development of ...more

Emil Zátopek is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 78 (1922-2000)
Emil Zátopek was a Czechoslovak long-distance runner best known for winning three gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He won gold in the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres ...more

Emile Berliner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 78 (1851-1929)
Emile Berliner or Emil Berliner was a German-born American inventor. He is best known for developing the disc record gramophone. He founded the Berliner Gramophone Company in 1895, The ...more

Emil Jannings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 66 (1884-1950)
Emil Jannings was a Swiss-born German/Austrian actor. He was the first Oscar recipient and the only German actor ever honored with the Academy Award for Best Actor, at the 1929 ceremony. Best ...more

Emil Grunzweig is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 36 (1947-1983)
Emil Grunzweig was an Israeli teacher and peace activist affiliated with the Peace Now movement. He became an icon of the Israeli left after he was killed by a grenade thrown at a peace rally in ...more

Emil Kostadinov is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Emil
age 51
Emil Lubtchov Kostadinov is a former Bulgarian football striker, former member of the Bulgaria national team for which he played in two World Cups. He shares his birthdate with another legendary ...more

Emile Verhaeren is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 61 (1855-1916)
Emile Verhaeren was a Belgian poet who wrote in the French language, and one of the chief founders of the school of Symbolism.

Emil Sitko is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 50 (1923-1973)
Emil "Red" Sitko was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 7, 1923. He was of Polish descent. He earned the nickname of "Red" due to his red hair. He attended Central High ...more

Emile Christian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 78 (1895-1973)
Emile Joseph Christian was an early jazz trombonist; he also played cornet and string bass. He also wrote a number of tunes, including "Meet Me At the Green Goose", "Satanic ...more

Emil Kyulev is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 48 (1957-2005)
Emil Kyulev was a Bulgarian banker, owner of DZI bank. Kyulev was the President of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Swimming Federation. Kyulev was a former elite swimmer and also a ...more

Emil Racoviță is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 79 (1868-1947)
Emil Racoviță was a Romanian biologist, zoologist, speleologist, explorer of Antarctica and the first biologist in the world to study the arctic life. Together with Grigore Antipa, he was one of ...more

Emil Thuy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 36 (1894-1930)
Emil Thuy, Pour le Merite, Württemberg's Order of Military Merit, House Order of Hohenzollern, Iron Cross First and Second Class, was one of the leading German fighter aces of World War I, ...more

Emil von Sauer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 80 (1862-1942)
Emil Georg Conrad von Sauer was a notable German composer, pianist, score editor, and music teacher. He was a pupil of Franz Liszt and one of the most distinguished pianists of his generation. ...more

Emile Prud'homme is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Emil

Emil Hurezeanu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Emil
age 63
Emil Horaţiu Hurezeanu is a Romanian journalist and writer.

Emile Meyer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 77 (1910-1987)
Emile Meyer was an American actor usually known for tough, aggressive, authoritative characters in Hollywood films from the 1950s era, mostly in westerns or thrillers. He provided such ...more

Émile Cohl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 81 (1857-1938)
Émile Cohl, born Émile Eugène Jean Louis Courtet, was a French caricaturist of the largely forgotten Incoherent Movement, cartoonist, and animator, called "The Father ...more

Emil Theodor Kocher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Emil
Dec. at 76 (1841-1917)
Emil Theodor Kocher was a Swiss physician and medical researcher who received the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in the physiology, pathology and surgery of the thyroid. ...more