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Amelia -- Meaning, Origin, and/or Other Information

What Does Amelia mean? As this eMedTV Web page explains, Amelia means "Hard working, industrious." This page also highlights other information related to the name Amelia.

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The graph shows the rank based on the number of children named Amelia from 1880 to 2012 when it was in the top 1000 baby names in the United States. Roll over the graph to see the rank for each year.
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Amelia is from Old German meaning Hard working, industrious.
Alternates for Amelia include: Amalea, Amalee, Amaleta, Amalia, Amalie, Amalita, Amelie, Amelina, Ameline, Amelita, Milly, Lia, Mia, Millie, and Mel
See Also: Amalija, Amelie, Amalia, and Emilia
Some forms of Amelia are: Emily
Amelia is associated with these categories: Place, British Royalty, and Saint
Famous people named Amelia
Saint Amalberga of Maubeuge, Saint: Also referred to as Saint Amalburga, Amalia, or Amelia of Lobbes or Binche, she was a Lotharingian saint who lived in the 7th century. She is said to have been the sister or niece of Pippin of Landen and would have married Count Witger, Duke of Lotharingia. In her biography she is presented as the mother of five saints: Emebert, Reineldis, Pharaildis, Ermelindis and Gudula. Amalberga joined the monastic community at Maubeuge Abbey after the birth of her youngest daughter Gudula.\n\nHer feast is celebrated on July 10. The translation of her relics from Lobbes to Binche (event of the 15th century) is celebrated on June 10.
Princess Amelia, British Royal Family: Princess Amelia was the second daughter of George II of the British Royal Family. She was known to her family as Emily. Amelia Island in Florida is named for her as is Amelia County in Virginia.
Minnie Driver, Actress: Born Amelia Fiona J. Driver she is an English actress and singer-songwriter. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film Good Will Hunting, and an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for her work in the television series The Riches.
Amelia Mary Earhart, Aviation: Amelia was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 Amelia disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.
Amelia Bedelia, Fictional Character: Amelia is the protagonist and title character of a series of American children's books written by Peggy Parish and Herman Parish. There is a statue of Amelia in Manning, South Carolina, the hometown of author Peggy Parish.
Famous Children Named Amelia
Given name: Amelia Gray
Father: Harry Hamlin, Actor
Mother: Lisa Rinna, Actress

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