Amelia (given name)

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Pronunciation /əˈmljə/ ə-MEEL-yə
Gender Female
Language(s) English, various Romanic languages
Meaning "Industrious"
Other names
Nickname(s) Amy, Mel, Lia, Millie, Emma, Mia, Melia
See also Amalia, Amalka, Amelie, Amélie, Amy, Lia, Emma

Amelia is a female given name. It is an English-language variant of Amalia, derived from the Germanic word amal meaning 'work', and connoting industriousness and fertility. Diminutive forms include Amy, Emma, Milly and Mel. The name also exists in Spanish and other languages.

Etymologists believe that the name Amelia is unrelated to the Latin nomen Aemilia, from which originates the English name Emily.


In 2013 it was the eighth most popular name for girls in Australia.[1]

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  1. ^ "Australia's 100 most popular baby names". Kidspot. April 2, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-10.