Amelie Name Meaning & Origin

Amelie

Pronunciation: a-meh-LEE (key)

Origin of the name Amelie:

An English variant of the Germanic Amalia, which is derived from amal (work). Alternatively, it may be a variant of Emilia (rival).

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Comments and insights on the name Amelie: | Edit

French origin
Can be pronounced:
Ah-Meh-Lee
Ah-May-Lee
Ah-Mee-Lee

This is a beautiful name! So French, so pretty and soft.

Personal experiences with the name Amelie: | Edit

I know an extremely gorgeous little girl named Amelie. She's really sweet :)
**I love my name- I get alot of compliments-even though alot of people can't pronounce it! Amélie.
Often mispronounced - it is correctly said like Ah-Meh-Lee

Hi! my daughter's name is Amélie, I chose the name from the principal character of the french movie "Amélie". I embrace that role because is a beautiful caring girl who acts like a heroine for the others no matter her life is a mess, she doesn't loose her childish charm. It was like, when i was pregnant I've been expecting that personality of my baby girl. And yes, she has a strong attitude but really tender at the same time, she's very playful and take care of their little friends.
My name is Amélie and both my parents are french. People usually spell my name wrong and it is annoying when people don't put my accent on my name!

Nicknames for Amelie: | Edit

Amy
Ami (aw-mee)
Mellie
Millie
Lily
LeeLee
Ame (past tense of love in spanish)
Amz

Meanings and history of the name Amelie: | Edit

hardworking, industrious
A french name, derived from Amelia

Famous real-life people named Amelie: | Edit

Amelie Rives Troubetzkoy, American novelist and poet
Amelie Emmy Noether, German mathematician responsible for Noether's theorem: "one of the most important mathematical theorems ever proved in guiding the development of modern physics"
Princess Amelie Zephyrine of Salm-Kyburg (1760 - 1841)

Amelie in song, story & screen: | Edit

Amélie Poulain, protagonist in "Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain" (known to US audiences simply as "Amélie")

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