Amelia
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Given Name AMELIA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: ə-MEE-lee-ə (English), ə-MEEL-yə (English), a-ME-lya (Italian, Polish), a-ME-lee-a (German)   [details]
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.
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VARIANTS: Emelia, Amilia (English), Amalia (Spanish), Amalia (Italian), Amalia (Dutch), Amalia, Amalie, Amelie (German), Amalia, Amelina (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVES: Millie, Milly (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Amalija (Croatian), Amálie (Czech), Amélie, Émeline, Line (French), Amália (Hungarian), Amalija (Lithuanian), Amália, Amélia (Portuguese), Amalia (Romanian), Amália (Slovak), Amalija (Slovene)
SAME SPELLING: Amélia
USER SUBMISSION: Amelía
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United States  ranked #11 
England and Wales  ranked #1 
Canada (BC)  ranked #9 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #3 
Chile  ranked #50 
France  ranked #202 
Iceland  - 
Ireland  ranked #5 
Italy  ranked #74 
Netherlands  ranked #128 
New Zealand  ranked #9 
Northern Ireland  ranked #7 
Norway  ranked #64 
Poland  ranked #8 
Portugal  ranked #83 
Scotland  ranked #6 
Sweden  ranked #88 
Switzerland  ranked #77