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Girl Name: Amelia

Name: Amelia
Pronunciation: \a-me-lia\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: industrious, striving; work
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Amalida, Lia, Neneca
Sounds Like: Emelia, Amala, Amel, Amilya, Amillia, Amiliya, Emeli, Emelea, Emalia, Aemilia, Jamelia
Variant forms: Aemelia, Aimiliona, Amalea, Amalee, Amaleta, Amalia, Amalie, Amalija, Amalina, Amaline, Amalita, Amaliya, Amaly, Amalya, Amalyna, Amalyne, Amalyta, Amelie, Amelina, Ameline, Amelita, Ameliya, Amelya, Amelyna, Amelyne, Amelyta, Amilia, Amy, Delia, Em, Emelie, Emelina, Emeline, Emelita, Emma, Emmeline, Emmie, Emmy, Mali, Malia, Malika, Meelia, Melia, Meline, Millie, Milly
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 331

Description

Amelia \a-me-lia\ as a girl's name is pronounced a-MEEL-yah. It is of Latin and Old German origin, and the meaning of Amelia is "industrious, striving; work". Blend of two medieval names: the Latin Emilia (see Emily) and the Latin German Amalia, meaning "work". An 18th-century Princess Amelia brought the name to Britain. Henry Fielding may possibly have first coined it for the heroine of his novel "Amelia" (1751), though forms such as Meelia, Amaly, and Aemelia existed since the 17th century. Dress reformer Amelia Bloomer; aviatrix Amelia Earhart.

Amelia has 46 variant forms: Aemelia, Aimiliona, Amalea, Amalee, Amaleta, Amalia, Amalie, Amalija, Amalina, Amaline, Amalita, Amaliya, Amaly, Amalya, Amalyna, Amalyne, Amalyta, Amelie, Amelina, Ameline, Amelita, Ameliya, Amelya, Amelyna, Amelyne, Amelyta, Amilia, Amy, Delia, Em, Emelie, Emelina, Emeline, Emelita, Emma, Emmeline, Emmie, Emmy, Mali, Malia, Malika, Meelia, Melia, Meline, Millie and Milly.

For more information, see also related names Amalida, Lia and Neneca.

Baby names that sound like Amelia are Emelia, Amala, Amel, Amilya, Amillia, Amiliya, Emeli, Emelea, Emalia, Aemilia and Jamelia.

View a list of the 9 names that reference Amelia.

Popularity

Amelia is a very popular first name for women (#331 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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