Given Name AMELIA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: ə-MEE-lee-ə (English), ə-MEEL-yə (English), a-ME-lya (Spanish, Italian, Polish), ah-MAY-lee-ah (Dutch), 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.
VARIANTS: Emelia, Amilia (English), Amalia (Spanish), Amalia (Italian), Amalia (Dutch), Amalia, Amelie, Amalie (German), Amalia, Amelina (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVES: Millie, Milly (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Amalija (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