|Subject:||Re: Curious about the name Amalia? (more info)|
|Author:||Marija Luminitsa (Authenticated as Marija Luminitsa)|
|Date:||August 22, 2009 at 8:06:13 PM|
|Reply to:||Curious about the name Amalia? (more info) by Egyptian Princess|
I think that could be true. Look at Amaltheia here: http://www.etymologica.com/page2.htm. It lists amalos as meaning tender. This article: http://sthweb.bu.edu/archives/index.php?option=com_awiki&view=mediawiki&article=Talk:Ancient_Macedonian_language/Archive_2 (and many others) list the meaning of amalos as soft.
Amalia is a common name in Greece, but I can't find when it came into use. I searched for the etymology of Αμαλία in Greek and found pages that list the Germanic origin. I can't find direct evidence linking Amalia to amalos.
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