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