Name Meaning

A blend of the medieval names Emilia and Amalia. In Latin, it means "industrious" and "striving." Its Teutonic meaning is "defender." Well-known Amelias: aviator Amelia Earhart; title character in the Amelia Bedelia kids' book series.


English, Latin, Scottish, Teutonic


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Famous Namesakes

Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, Amelia is the heroine of Henry Fielding's 1751 novel Amelia, St. Amelia, the patron saint of farmers and fishermen, the Amelia Bedelia children''s book series, Amelia Island, off the coast of Florida, named after Princess Amelia, a daughter of George II

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