Being similar to Emilia in the tragedy of 'Othello' by Shakespeare whilst not comforming to the tragic Emily trend. It also holds undertones of the title of a book Anamalia or something alike, bringing back memories of colourful animal pictures. This name retains old world charm, without looking dagy. With a sound that does not ware old, but sounds as sweet every time.
- Everyone loves Emily and Emma but I could never give my daughter a name she would share with two girls in her class. Amelia is beautiful, classic, and unusual and has the added bonus of being the name of a great female role model (as in Earhart). But I hope no one else gets too attached to it, or any of my other names either (haha)!
- feminine and old-fashioned, still a little different; you can use Aimee for a nickname
- Amelia or Amabalis--It reminds me of Amy only it is a bit different. It also reminds me of the title of Mary--Mother Most Amiable.
- Amelia Alida: Amelia after Amelia Earhart and Alida because if flows nicely after Amelia. My daughter is nicknamed "Amy", something I've always hoped would fade with time, my husband and I frequently call her Amelia because it is such a beautiful name.
- Amelia Diane: Diane is my aunt's middle name. She pasted away this last Easter, so I would like to honor her.
- Amelia Grace: (nn Mi or Melia) I love the Amelia because it's beautiful, but not popular at all. It's unique, beautiful, and simple. I got the idea from the book/movie "The Bone Collector" . The character was strong, and so I took a liking to it. Grace I chose because it flowed well. (I know you don't want to hear that, but I think Amelia Grace is just the most elegant, beautiful name ever. LOL)
- Amelia Lane: this is such a lovely name and I wonder why it is so under-appreciated! I hope that it remains forgotten, at least until I can claim it first! It reminds me of little girls with pretty dresses and photos of French cafes.
Amelia's origins are problematic. The name seems to have been first used by the author Henry Fielding for his 1751 novel of the same name. He may have based it on a cross between Amalia and Emilia, or Amy + Emilia.
See Also: Emilia, Amalia
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