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Meaning and name origin

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 "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.


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

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

There is 1 masculine form of Amelia: Amalio.


Amelia is a very popular first name for females (#331 out of 4276, Top 8%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Amelia for girls. Amelia reached its highest rank of #15 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Amelia name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Amelia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Emma (#1), Emily (#7), Amelia (#15), Amy (#148), Emilia (#164), Malia (#345), Lia (#377), Millie (#505), Emmy (#663), Amelie (#667), Amalia (#884), Emmeline (#907), Delia, Malika, Emeline, Emmie and Emelie. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Amalia, Amelia, Amelie, Amy, Delia, Emelie, Emeline, Emilia, Emily, Emma in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emmeline, Emmie, Emmy, Lia, Malia, Millie 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, Lia, Malia outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Malika, Millie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Amelia is also pronounced similarly to Aemilia, Amala, Amiliya, Amillia, Amilya, Emalia, Emelea, Emeli and Emelia. Other suggested similar baby names are Abelia, Adelia, Amecia, Amel, Amelda, Amelida, Anela, Anelie and Azelia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Amelia.