Gender Feminine
Scripts Αμαλία(Greek)
Pronounced Pron. a-MA-lya(Spanish, German) a-MA-lee-a(Dutch)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Short form of Germanic names beginning with the element amal. This element means "unceasing, vigorous, brave", or it can refer to the Gothic dynasty of the Amali (derived from the same root).

This was another name for the 7th-century saint Amalberga of Maubeuge.

Related Names

VariantsAmelia(Spanish) Amelia(Italian) Amalie(German) Amelina(Germanic)
Other Languages & CulturesAmalija(Croatian) Amálie(Czech) Amalie(Danish) Amelia, Emmeline, Amilia, Emelia, Emmaline, Emmalyn, Millie, Milly(English) Amélie, Émeline, Amélia, Line(French) Amalabairga, Amalaberga(Gothic) Amália(Hungarian) Amalija, Amelija(Lithuanian) Amelia(Medieval French) Amalie(Norwegian) Amelia(Polish) Amália, Amélia(Portuguese) Amaliya(Russian) Amália(Slovak) Amalija(Slovene)
Same SpellingAmália
User SubmissionsÁmâlia, Amâlia, Amalía


People think this name is

formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   strange   serious  

Name Days

Austria: July 8
Finland: May 19
Poland: April 20
Poland: October 7
Sweden: April 20


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 89.
Entry updated December 7, 2022