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See also: amelia, amélia, and Amélia



A variant of Amalia, derived from Germanic compound names beginning with *amal, "vigor, bravery". The name and its variants have been confused with the Latin name Aemilia, Emilia, Emily.


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  1. A female given name
    • 1776 Adam Fitz-Adam, The World of Adam Fitz-Adam, Edinburgh, Apollo Press 1776: Numb. 187. Thursday, July 29, 1756:
      By their dresses, their names, and the airs of quality they give themselves, I am rendered ridiculous among all my acquaintance. My wife, who is a very plain good woman, and whose name is Amey, has been new-christened, and is called Amelia; and my little daughter, a child of a year old, is no longer Polly, but Maria.
    • 1982 Carol Fenner, Saving Amelia Earhart,The Third Coast: Contemporary Michigan Fiction, →ISBN page 66:
      We must have heard it first on the battery radio, the news about Amelia Earhart, lost over the ocean. - - - Air Heart, I saw it spelled, Amelia ... a name like a soft, bold bird.
  2. The alternative name for Amelia Courthouse, Amelia County, Virginia, USA.

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Amelia f

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Amelia.