Amalia Name Meaning & Origin
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Also could be spelled Amaleah or Amaliyah
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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 :)
I named my daughter Amalia Kate in 2013. Everybody ALWAYS thinks her name is either Amelia, Amaya, or basically any other name except for Amalia, which annoys me. When we chose her name, my husband and I never thought of the nickname Mollie, which is weird. Oh, and somebody up there said they named their kid Amalia June? That's one of the most beautiful names I've ever heard.
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My niece (born 2013) is named Amalia Odell. I got to pick her first name. She was born in the front seat of my car on the way to the hospital. I was seventeen at the time and had gotten my N the week prior. My sister went into labour while we were at the grocery store and her husband was at work so I had to drive her. Amalia was born in the middle of a traffic jam while the song 'The Mother We Share' by CHVRCHES was playing on the radio. It was a very surreal experience and I can't wait until Amalia is old enough to appreciate the story in all its craziness. We pronounce her name ah-MAL-ee-a, and her nickname is Mal. She has a little brother born in 2015 named Joel Amor and a sister born in 2018 named Cecilia Esti.
- Nicknames for Amalia
Amy, Molly, Mali, Olly, Leah, Maya (pronounced either Mu-yuh or exactly how it sounds!), Mal
- Meanings and history of the name Amalia
Amalia means "work of God" in Hebrew
Amalia is a Germanic name derived from "amal", meaning work.
- Famous real-life people named Amalia
Amalia Rodrigues - Queen of Portuguese Fado Music
Amalia Mendoza - Mexican Ranchera Singer
Amalia Freud - Mother of Sigmund Freud
(Catherina) Amalia - Princess of Orange (crown princess of the Netherlands) and oldest daughter of King of the Netherlands
- Amalia in song, story & screen
Amalia Duque - character in the TV series 'Crane'.
Amalia Balash - romantic lead of the musical 'She Loves Me'.
Amalia Sheran-Sharm- A character in the French animated show "Wakfu".