Amalia: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Amalia
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We chose the name Amalia for our daughter who was born in 2011. The name Amalia was my great grandma's name; she however went by Mollie, which I also think is adorable. We chose June for her middle name and occasionally call her Molly June, which I think is a sweet little girl name. We wanted to pick a different or older name that can be used with cute nick-names for a little girl but can also be used when she grows up, I believe Amalia is as beautiful for a little girl as it is for an adult - but of course I do, that's what I named my baby!
The most common issue I have ran into with this name is people assume it’s suppose to be Amelia and that is how it is usually mis-pronounced. I am assuming this happens because they are not familiar with the name Amalia. Another issue is that people will ask her name and I say Amalia, and they think I have said Amaya...umm no, it’s Amalia! When I was pregnant I never thought of these little 'issues' about the name, but even knowing this I would not have chosen any other name for her!
Another side note, it shows the pronunciation as a-MAL-ee-a, in my family it is pronounced a-MAL-yuh, but I like both ways :)
- Nicknames for Amalia: | Edit
Amy, Molly, Mali, Olly
- Meanings and history of the name Amalia: | Edit
Amalia means "work of God" in Hebrew
- Famous real-life people named Amalia: | Edit
Amalia Rodrigues - Queen of Portuguese Fado Music
Amalia Mendoza - Mexican Ranchera Singer
Amalia Freud - Mother of Sigmund Freud
(Catherina) Amalia - daughter of Crown Prince of the Netherlands
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Amalia Duque - character in the TV series 'Crane'.