Of Germanic origin.
An alternative form of the name Amalia.
Derives from the Germanic name Amala, which is a short for several Germanic names beginning with the element “amal”, meaning “work”.
It became popular in England due to the daughters of George II and George III of the German House of Hanover, during the 18the century.
Amelia is a popular name in England, Wales, Australia, N. Ireland, Scotland, Poland, Ireland, New Zealand and Canada.
Famous bearers are Amelia Earhart, Amelia Warner, Amelia Boynton Robinson, Amelia Curran, Amelia Rose, Amelia Cooke, Amelia Bullmore, Amelia Marshall, Amelia Kinkade, Amelia Opie, Amelia Fletcher.
Amelia Earhart was an aviator and author.
She was the first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.