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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. ə-MEE-lee-ə(English)
a-MEH-lya(Spanish, Italian, Polish)
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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, Lina, Line, Lyna(French) Amalia(Greek) Amália(Hungarian) Amalija, Amelija(Lithuanian) Amalie(Norwegian) Amália, Amélia(Portuguese) Amalia(Romanian) Amália(Slovak) Amalija(Slovene) Amalia(Swedish)
Same SpellingAmélia
User SubmissionAmelía


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