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What does Amelia mean?

Amelia Pronunciation of Amelia [amelia] as a girls' name is pronounced a-MEEL-yah. It is of Latin and Old German origin, and the meaning of Amelia is "rival, eager 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.

Associated with: blend, medieval, 18th century, princess, britain (england), heroine, novel (literary), 17th century.


Amelia has 47 variants: 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, Emilia, Emma, Emmeline, Emmie, Emmy, Mali, Malia, Malika, Meelia, Melia, Meline, Millie and Milly.

Related girl names: Amalida, Lia and Neneca.

21 more alternative forms via Amalia, Emilia, Emily, Meelia: Aemilia, Aemilie, Emali, Emalia, Emalie, Emelda, Emelea, Emeli, Emelia, Emelly, Emely, Emelyn, Emera, Emila, Emilea, Emili, Emilie, Emilija, Emilla, Emmelie and Melya.

1 masculine form: Amalio.

Creative forms:
(female) Amealy, Ameela, ..

(male) Ameale, Ameel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Amelia Nataly (A.N.), ..

How popular is Amelia?

Amelia is a very prominent first name for females (#331 out of 4276, Top 8%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#112365 out of 150436, Top 75%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Amelia reached its top rank of #12 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amelia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amelia outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Amalia (#828 the previous year), Amalie, Amelie (#641), Amilia (#1564), Amy (#158), Delia (#1241), Emelda, Emelia (#592), Emelie, Emeline, Emely (#432), Emelyn (#1899), Emili, Emilia (#145), Emilie (#867), Emily (#8), Emma (#1), Emmeline (#809), Emmie (#1074), Emmy (#616), Lia (#329), Malia (#313), Malika, Melia (#1667), Millie (#477) and Milly are the prominent related forms of Amelia (#12 the previous year). Adoption of these forms of Amelia was well-received among parents in the 1880s (median #1104) and is somewhat less today (#1024, down 45%). Emily has historically been preferred by parents, although Amelia appears to be becoming a favorite too, while versions such as Delia have become less contemporary.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amelia, Amalia, Amalie, Amelie, Amilia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amy, Delia, Emelda, Emelia, Emelie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emeline, Emely, Emelyn, Emili, Emilia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emilie, Emily, Emma, Emmeline, Emmie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emmy, Lia, Malia, Malika, Melia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Millie, Milly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amelia, Amelie, Amy, Emelie, Emilia outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emily, Emma, Emmy, Millie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Amelia is pronounced similarly to Amahla, Amala, Amiliya, Amillia, Amilya and Emmeleia. Other suggested similar names are Abelia, Abella, Adalia, Adelia, Adelina, Adelis, Adelisa, Adeliza, Adelma, Akela, Alecia, Aletia, Alia, Almeria, Amadia, Amal, Ameena, Amelda, Amelida, Amelinda, Amena, Amera, America, Amia, Amil, Anelisa, Angelia, Aniela, Annelie, Arcelia, Ardelia, Areli, Arelie, Arella, Argelia, Asela, Atalia, Aurelia, Avelina, Axella, Azelia, Belia, Camelia, Clelia, Deelia, Evelia, Helia, Jamelia, Keelia, Leelia, Lelia, Loelia, Neelia, Nelia, Odelia, Ofelia, Orelia, Ovelia, Pamelia, Pelia, Phelia, Romelia, Seelia, Selia, Shelia, Ubelia, Udelia (see Odele), Uvelia and Ymelda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Amelia.

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