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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.ə-MEE-lee-ə English
ə-MEEL-yə English
a-ME-lya SpanishItalianPolish
ah-MAY-lee-ah Dutch
a-ME-lee-a German
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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, Line French Amalia Greek Amália Hungarian Amalija Lithuanian Amalie Norwegian Amália, Amélia Portuguese Amalia Romanian Amália Slovak Amalija Slovene Amalia Swedish
Same SpellingAmélia
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Entry updated February 12, 2018   Contribute