Amelia

Gender: Female
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Work
Share this:

The name Amelia means Work and is of Latin origin. Amelia is a name that's been used by parents who are considering baby names for girls.

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 means "work."

Amelia is sometimes confused with the name Emilia, which has a different meaning, "Rival." 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.

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.

Variations of the name Amelia: Amilya, Amilia
People who like the name Amelia also like:
FemaleCharlotte, Ava, Olivia, Abigail, Audrey, Sophia, Emma
MaleOliver, Liam, Ethan, Benjamin, Owen, Alexander, Caleb
Amelia Stats
checkmark Amelia is on 13,098 members' favorite name lists
checkmark Amelia is currently #1 on the Baby Names popularity charts
checkmark Amelia is currently #8 in U.S. births
Pin It!
Amelia
Songs about Amelia

Click button to listen on iTunes

listen
Amelia - Cocteau Twins
listen
Amelia - Joni Mitchell
listen
Amelia - Joni Mitchell
listen
Amelia - The Mission
listen
Amelia - The Mission
listen
Amelia Bright - Ben Folds Five
listen
Amelia Earhart - Curtis Eller
listen
Amelia Earhart - The Muffins
listen
Dear Amelia - Vance Gilbert
listen
Waiting for Amelia - Gretchen Peters