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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. ə-MEE-lee-ə(English)
ə-MEEL-yə(English)
a-MEH-lya(Spanish, Italian, Polish)
ah-MAY-lee-ah(Dutch)
a-MEH-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.