What does Amelia mean?
Amelia \a-me-lia\ 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.
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.
Amelia has 45 more alternative forms via Amalia, Emilia, Emily, Meelia: Aemiley, Aemilia, Aemilie, Aimil, Emalee, Emali, Emalia, Emalie, Emaline, Emelda, Emelea, Emeli, Emelia, Emelly, Emely, Emelyn, Emelyne, Emera, Emila, Emilea, Emilee, Emiley, Emili, Emiliana, Emilie▼, Emilija, Emiline, Emilla, Emille, Emillea, Emillie, Emilly, Emilyah, Emlyn, Emmalie, Emmelee, Emmelie, Emmely, Emmi, Emmilie, Emmlee, Emyle, Emylee, Melya and Milka.
Amelia has 1 masculine form: Amalio.
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. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Amelia for girls. Amelia reached its top rank of #15 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Amalia (#884 the previous year), Amelie (#667), Amy (#148), Delia, Emelia (#625), Emelie, Emeline, Emely (#415), Emilee (#596), Emilia (#164), Emilie (#732), Emily (#7), Emma (#1), Emmeline (#907), Emmie, Emmy (#663), Lia (#377), Malia (#345) and Millie (#505) are the prominent related forms of Amelia (#15 the previous year). Usage of these girl names reached its peak in the year 2013 (usage of 0.4495%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.4475%, down 0.4%), but with the versions Amalia, Delia, Emeline, Emilie and Emmie becoming somewhat outmoded. The trendier girl names in this list are Amelia (#15), Emelia (#625), Emilia (#164), Emmy (#663) and Millie (#505), and there is also a revival in birth name popularity for Amelia, Emelia, Emilia and Millie. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Amelia and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Amelia is pronounced similarly to Amala, Amiliya, Amillia and Amilya. Other suggested similar baby names are Abelia, Adelia▼, Amecia, Amel, Amelda, Amelida, Analia▼, Anela, Anelie and Azelia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Amelia.