Amelia (given name)

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Pronunciation/əˈmliə/ ə-MEE-lee-ə
Language(s)English, German, Urdu
Word/nameGerman word 'amal', meaning work
MeaningIndustrious, Striving
Other names
Nickname(s)Amy, Melly, Amelia, Lili, Malia, Mila, Mel, Lia, Mia, Millie, Emma
See alsoAmalia, Amalka, Amelie, Amélie, Amy, Lia, Emma

Amelia is a female 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, such as Romanian. Name Amelia is also used in Urdu language which means Princess or daughter of a prince.

Etymologists believe that the name Amelia is unrelated to the Latin nomen Aemilia, from which originates the English birth 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. Archived from the original on January 10, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)