Amelia Name Meaning & Origin

Amelia

Pronunciation: ah-MEE-lee-ə (key)

Origin of the name Amelia:

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

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Aemilia, Amalia, Amélie, Emilia

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Nicknames for Amelia

Amy(Aimee, Amee, Amey, Ami, Amie, Ayme, Amyiea), Ames, Emmy, Leah (Lia), Mandy, Meelee (Meli), Millie (Milly),Milly-Molly-Mandy, Me, Mel, Melia, Mila, Mia, Mil, Mills or Milles, Mimi, MeMe, Mee Mee, Molly, meals, mealsies (mealsys),Mealy, Amelia Bedelia, meals on wheels, Mei, lia

Meanings and history of the name Amelia

Amelia means industrious, hard working.
My mother also thought it was nice because of the word ameliorate from the Latin ad, to, + melior, better.
It is also a medical term meaning congenital absence of one or more limbs from the Greek a-, not, + melos, limb.

Famous real-life people named Amelia

Amelia Earhart - American aviator
Amelia Bloomer - American feminist, popularized "bloomers"
Amelia Heinle Luckinbill - American actress
Amelia Vega - Miss Universe 2003
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes - American author
Hope Amelia Solo - American soccer player
Amelia "Amy" Bruckner - American actress
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Amelia in song, story & screen

Princess Amelia (Mia) Thermopolis, The Princess Diaries, storybook & film character
Amelia Bedelia, literally-minded storybook character
Amelia Rules!, comic book
Amelia (2009), film
"Amelia", song by Langhorne Slim
"Amelia", song by Joni Mitchell
"Amelia", song by Prism
"Amelia", song by the Mission
"Amelia Bright", song by the Ben Folds Five
"Amelia Earhart", song by the Muffins
"Dear Amelia", song by Vance Gilbert
"Waiting for Amelia", Gretchen Peters, song
Amelia Peabody, main character in a series of books by Elizabeth Peters
Amelia "Amy" Pond, the 11th Doctor's companion in the TV show Doctor Who
Amelia Bones, a character in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
"Amelia Jean" by Jack's Mannequin
Amelia Shepherd, neurosurgeon in Grey's Anatomy.

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