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pinWhat does Amelia mean?

Amelia /ame-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.

Related girl names: Amalida, Lia and Neneca.

Amelia has 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.

Amelia has 1 masculine form: Amalio.

Kreatif forms: Amela, Amlia. [more]

pinHow 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)

Displayed below is the birth name history of Amelia for girls. Amelia reached its top rank of #15 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Amalia (#884 the previous year), Amelie (#667), Amy (#148), Delia, Emelia (#625), Emelie, Emeline, Emely (#415), 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). Adoption of these forms of Amelia was well-received among parents in the 1880s (median #544) and is almost as conventional today (#550, down 1%). Emily has historically been preferred by parents, although Emmy appears to be becoming a favorite too, while versions such as Emeline have become less contemporary.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Amelia, Amalia, Amelie, Amy, Delia in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emelia, Emelie, Emeline, Emely, Emilia in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emilie, Emily, Emma, Emmeline, Emmie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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, Millie outside U.S.

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Amelia is pronounced similarly to Amahla, Amala, Amiliya, Amillia, Amilya and Emmeleia. Other suggested similar baby 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, Uvelia and Ymelda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Amelia.