Amelia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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 (whence Emilia, Emily) and the French Aimée (whence Amy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ə-mēʹlē-ə, ə-mēʹlyə, IPA(key): /əˈmiːli.ə/, /əˈmiːljə/
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  • Rhymes: -iːliə

Proper noun[edit]

Amelia

  1. A female given name from the Germanic languages
    • 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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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Amelia f

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

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Further reading[edit]

  • Amelia in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Amelia in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈmelja/, [aˈme.lja]

Proper noun[edit]

Amelia f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Amelia

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Amelia.

Proper noun[edit]

Amelia

  1. A female given name from English