What is the meaning of the name Amelia?
The name Amelia is primarily a female name of Latin origin that means Work.
Amelia is a name with Latin origins. Amelia originally comes from the name Amalia, which was derived from the Germanic name Amala. The root element Amal
Amelia became a popular given name in England after the German House of Hanover came to rule in the 18th century. George II and George III both had daughters named Amelia. Amelie is the French version of the name Amelia. Common nicknames include Amy, Mia, Millie, Melie, and Ames.
Renowned pilot Amelia Earhart is typically considered the most famous Amelia. History shows a Saint Amelia, mother herself to five saints: Reineldis, Ermelindis, Pharaildis, Amebert, and Gudula. Other famous Amelias include two princesses (Princess Amelia of Great Britain and Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom) and several actresses: Amelia Bullmore, Amelia Luckinbill, and Minnie Driver, who was born Amelia Fiona Driver in 1970.
A common variation of the name Amelia is Emilia, such as actress Emilia Clarke (Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clark) from Game of Thrones
. Australian singer Iggy Azalea was born Amelia Kelly.
Amelia is also the name of the leader of the American Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama: Amelia Boynton Robinson. Amelia Bloomer was an early suffragist.
Amelia is also a popular name in fiction, including Amelia Bedelia (Peggy Parish), Amelia Bones in the Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling), and Amelia Sachs from the Lincoln Rhyme series of books by Jeffrey Deaver. On screen Amelias include Amelia (Amy) Pond from Doctor Who
, Amelia Voght in X-Men
, and Amelia (Mia) Thermopolis of The Princess Diaries
Other than being a town in Italy, Amelia is also a town in many U.S. states, including Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Virginia, and Florida.
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Amelia Bright - Ben Folds Five
Amelia Earhart - Curtis Eller
Amelia Earhart - The Muffins
Dear Amelia - Vance Gilbert
Waiting for Amelia - Gretchen Peters