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Meaning of Amelia

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The name Amelia has the following meaning:

One who is industrious. A variation of the extremely popular name Emily. A beautiful name with Victorian roots.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Amelia is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 119 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Amelia rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 13 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 55 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Amelia in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Amelia is pronounced as uh-mee-lee-ah


Amelia originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Amelia and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Amelia: Boys - Bedford, Brain, Clayton, Dane, Denton, Denzel, Doctor, Drake, Dudley, Dunstan, Elton, Fletcher, Glover, Grayson, Jayce, Lamar, Landon, Lawson, Lincoln, Miller, Norton, Girls - Aleta, Corda, Dayna, Fronie, India, Julissa, Katie, Kaya, Lu, Mckenna, Mettie, Paula, Tatum, Tawana, Both genders - Bailey, Devon, Hollis, Leigh, Sonny


Popular Variants for the name Amelia: Aeimilia, Aemilia, Ama (Polish), Amaleeda, Amali, Amalida, Amalie (French), Ameila, Ameilia, Amelica (Polish), Amelida, Amelina, Ameline, Amelisa, Amelita, Amella, Ami, Amilia (Scottish), Amilie, Amilina, Amilisa, Amilita, Amilyn, Amylia, Emelie, Emelita, Emily (Latin), Emilya, Ilma (Hungarian), Malcsi (Hungarian), Mali (Hungarian), Malika (Hungarian), Melia, Melica (Polish), Milica (Czech)


Common nicknames for the name Amelia are: Amy, Mia, Mel, Lia, Millie


We think the name Amelia should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Amelia to be: Strong willed and hardworking woman

In one word, you might describe Amelia as a(n) "strong-willed" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Amelia (or its variants) are:

Amelia Penichet , born on 2 December, a famous journalist. Amelia Penichet 's background: A journalist and historian living in Cuba.

Amelia Vega, born on 7 November, a famous media personality. Amelia Vega's background: The first Dominican woman to be named Miss Universe, in 2003. At the age of 18, she was the youngest winner since 1994.

Amelia Mary Earhart, born on 24 July, a famous author. Amelia Mary Earhart's background: A noted American aviation pioneer, author and women's rights advocate.
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