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PronouncedPron.ə-MEE-lee-ə English
ə-MEEL-yə English
a-ME-lya SpanishItalianPolish
ah-MAY-lee-ah Dutch
a-ME-lee-a German

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.
VariantsEmelia, Amilia English Amalia Spanish Amalia Italian Amalia Dutch Amalia, Amelie, Amalie German Amalia, Amelina Ancient Germanic
DiminutivesMillie, Milly English
Other Languages & CulturesAmalija Croatian Amálie Czech Amalie Danish Amélie, Émeline, Line French Amalia Greek Amália Hungarian Amalija Lithuanian Amalie Norwegian Amália, Amélia Portuguese Amalia Romanian Amália Slovak Amalija Slovene Amalia Swedish
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Entry updated February 12, 2018   Contribute