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The name Amelia

Amelia is a medium-sized female name that knows several derivatives such as Amélie, Mélina or Malia. Among the famous Amelia, we can mention the American aviator Amelia Earhart, who was the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by plane. There are also actresses Amelia Warner and Amelia Shankley and singer Amelia Lily.

Amelia is a name of 6 letras that begins with the letter A and ends with the letter A. There have been 11 201 births of Amelia since 1 900 (average of 96 / year). There were 743 named Amelia born in 2 017. It's the year 2 017 which saw the most births of babies with this name. #16552

The name Amelia in the world

Figures and birth trends of the first name Amelia in the country France

11 201
since 1 900

in 2 017

2 017
was the peak year
of births

births / year
on average

Figures and birth trends of the first name Amelia in the country United States

191 966
since 1 880

12 310
in 2 018

2 018
was the peak year
of births

1 401
births / year
on average

Amelia is a name given in France since the beginning of the 20th century. Very discreet, it did not meet with success with parents until the late 1980s. Indeed, during this period, there were on average less than 10 Amelia births per year. From the 1990s, the name Amelia began to take its place among the most appreciated female names in France. This growth coincides strongly with the release of the film Amelia Lòpes O'Neill (1992), which also met with some success. Since then, Amelia has continued to grow, from 236 births in 2000 to 743 in 2017, its peak year.

In the United States as well, Amelia wasn’t a very popular name until the beginning of the 2000s. For nearly a century, this name was given to hundred of little girls each year without really standing out from other names. Since the beginning of the 21st century, Amelia is in constant progress, going from 1,531 births in 2000 to 12,310 in 2018.

Etymology, origin and meaning of name Amelia

Amelia is a name of Germanic origin that comes from the word "amali" meaning "worker". This name also has a second meaning. Indeed, it also comes from the Latin word "aemulus" which means "emulate".

Amelia is not a very common name in popular culture. Indeed, there are very few of them, whether in film, literature or music. Among the most famous works are Amelia, a novel by Henry Fielding published in 1751; two 21st century films and an opera by Daron Hagen created in 2010. In terms of fictional characters with this name, the most famous is Amelia Shepherd, the famous surgeon of the successful drama series Grey's Anatomy.

When do we celebrate Saint Amelia? What day ?

Saint Amelia is held on September 19 in homage to Saint Emilie de Rodat, a famous French nun who founded the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Villefranche to allow young girls to have access to school.

Personalities of the Amelia

Amelia is a mysterious and enigmatic woman who often has difficulty controlling her emotions. This sometimes triggers nerve attacks or even major depression. Lonely at heart, Amelia tends to want to solve her problems on her own, without accepting the help offered by those around her. Dreamer and idealist, she often lives in the clouds and prefers to imagine her life rather than live it to the full. However, this marginalization works in her favour, particularly in the professional field. Originality and creativity are the key words of her thinking. She thinks differently from others and is not afraid to come up with crazy ideas. In her personal life, Amelia shows herself as a calm, responsible and loyal person. She will always be there to support her loved ones in difficult times and will not hesitate to make radical decisions for their own good.

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