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The baby girl name Amelia is a number five personality in numerology. Amelias are natural adventurers and love new and unexpected experiences. So playing peek-a-boo with your baby Amelia could start her off on a life of adventure. Beware though, with a five personality, they are quite cerebral, have a quick wit, and can be very persuasive, so you might be on an adventure yourself. They like to be in constant motion and will create some action if they feel it is lacking. Being very optimistic is helped by having luck, and their personality attracts friends with great ease.

Baby name Amelia

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Meaning and Origin of the name Amelia:

Amelia is a cute girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning “to work,” “industrious,” or “striving.”

An English variant of the name Amalia, the female name Amelia means “to work.” Amalia is derived from the Hebrew word amal (meaning “to work”). This name implies industriousness and fertility. Amelia was the title character in English author Henry Fielding's 18th century novel, Amelia, however it appears the name was already in use in the prior century.

Symbolism of the name Amelia:

A medieval blend of Emilia and Amalia, Amelia means “to work,” but it has also come to mean “industrious,” “defender,” and “striving,” all of which emote strength.

Nicknames for the name Amelia:

Amelia is a sweet-sounding and adorable girl's name with many options for nicknames. All of the nicknames in the list below are just as sweet-sounding and adorable as the name Amelia. You will have no trouble finding the perfect nickname for your baby girl.

Style of the name Amelia:


Gender of the name Amelia:

Amelia is primarily considered a female name.

Pronunciation of the name Amelia:


Syllables in the name Amelia:


Emotion evoked from the name Amelia:

The name Amelia evokes a feeling of strength and protection.

Alternative spellings for the name Amelia:

  • Amilya
  • Amilia
  • Amellia
  • Amellya
  • Amelya
  • Emelia

Popularity of the name Amelia:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Amelia was ranked as the sixth most popular girl name in 2020. It has been in the top 20 of baby names since 2013.

Emilia, Adelaide, Adeline

Great middle names for Amelia and their meanings:

  • Anne (grace)
  • Bree (hill)
  • Elizabeth (my God is abundance)
  • Grace (charm, goodness, generosity)
  • Kay (pure)
  • Jade (stone of the colic)
  • Leigh (meadow)

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Famous people with the name Amelia:

  • Amelia Earhart (aviator)
  • Amelia Fiona Driver (actress Minnie Driver)
  • Amelia Boynton Robinson (American activist)
  • Amelia Lily (singer)
  • Amelia Vega (model)

Amelia in movies/pop culture:

  • Amelia Brand (character in 2014 film Interstellar, played by Anne Hathaway)
  • Amelia(neurosurgeon in the popular TV medical dramas “Grey's Anatomy” and “Private Practice”)
  • Captain Amelia (character in the 2002 film Treasure Planet)
  • Amelia Gabble (an animated English goose in the 1970 film The Aristocats)
  • Amelia(main character in the mystery novel series by Elizabeth Peters)
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