AMELIA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: ə-MEE-lee-ə (English), ə-MEEL-yə (English), ah-ME-lyah (Italian), ah-ME-lee-ah (German)   [key]
Meaning & History
Variant of AMALIA, though it is sometimes confused with EMILIA, which has a different origin. The name became popular in England after the German House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century - it was borne by daughters of George II and George III. Another famous bearer was Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), the first woman to make a solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Amilia, Emelia (English), Amalia (Spanish), Amalia (Italian), Amalia (Dutch), Amelie, Amalia, Amalie (German), Amalia (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVES: Millie, Milly (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Amalija (Croatian), Amálie (Czech), Amalia (Finnish), Amélie (French), Amália (Hungarian), Amalija (Lithuanian), Amélia, Amália (Portuguese), Amalia (Romanian), Amália (Slovak), Amalija (Slovene)
Popularity
United States  ranked #17 
England/Wales  ranked #1 
Canada (BC)  ranked #20 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #6 
France  ranked #179 
Ireland  ranked #12 
Netherlands  ranked #196 
New Zealand  ranked #7 
Northern Ireland  ranked #4 
Norway  ranked #75 
Poland  ranked #6 
Scotland  ranked #8 
Sweden  -