Girl name origins & meanings
- German : Industrious
What does Amelia mean and stand for?
Amelia is a variant of Amalia, which is derived from the Germanic word "amal" meaning 'work', and connoting industriousness and fertility.
Girl name variations
Famous people who gave their babies this name
Amelia is the number eight most popular girls name in the US, according to 2018 Social Security Administration data. It has only very recently made its way into the top ten, remaining at position eight for the last two years. It is steadily moving up the charts, climbing from the 207th position in 2000.
However, it is the 20th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.
According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Amelia was at its peak popularity in June 2017.
Amelia is currently more popular than it's ever been at any point in time thanks to characters like Amelia Bedilia from the popular book series by the same name, Amelia Bones from Harry Potter, and Amelia Brand played by Anne Hathaway in Interstellar. Amelia has also been used by the British royal family, is the name of Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.