Amelia

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168k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Amelia

"Amelia" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "To Strive or Excel or Rival". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Congenital absence of an arm or leg
Wiktionary

A variant of Amalia, derived from Germanic compound names beginning with *amal, "vigor, bravery". The name and its variants have been confused with the Latin name Aemilia, Emilia, Emily.

  1. A female given name

Amelia was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons Named Amelia

Amelia was given the name Amelia Mary Earhart on July 24th, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas, U.S.

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Minnie Driver is an actress and singer-songwriter. Her ongoing career started in 1990. Minnie was given the name Amelia Fiona J. Driver on January 31st, 1970 in St. Marylebone, London, England, United Kingdom.

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Amelia Warner is an actress, singer, and songwriter. She was most prominent from 1998 to present. Amelia was given the name Amelia Catherine Bennett on June 4th, 1982 in Merseyside, UK.

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Amelia Shepherd is a head of neurosurgery, at grey sloan memorial hospital, neurosurgeon at seaside health, wellness, and neurosurgery.

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Amelia Heinle is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1993. Amelia was given the name Amelia March Heinle on March 17th, 1973 in Phoenix, Arizona. Amelia is also known as Amelia Weatherly.

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Amelia was born in 1837 in Bristol. Amelia is also known as The Reading Baby Farmer. She breathed her last breath on June 10th, 1896.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Amelia

Marco Amelia is a soccer player for the Chelsea F.C., Lupa Roma F.C., A.S. Roma, A.S. Livorno Calcio, U.S. Lecce, S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, U.S. Città di Palermo, Genoa C.F.C., A.C. Milan, A.C. Perugia Calcio, and A.S. Lupa Castelli Romani. Marco was born on April 2nd, 1982 in Frascati, Italy.

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Princess Amelia was royalty. Princess was born as the child of George III of the United Kingdom and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz on August 7th, 1783 in Royal Lodge. She breathed her last breath on November 2nd, 1810.

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Princess was born as the child of Pedro I of Brazil and Amélie of Leuchtenberg on December 1st, 1831 in Paris. She breathed her last breath on February 4th, 1853.

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Maria was born as the child of Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies and Maria Carolina of Austria on January 17th, 1779 in Palace of Caserta. She breathed her last breath on February 26th, 1783.

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Piermatteo was born in Amelia, Umbria.

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How popular is the baby name Amelia in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 221 221 0 #97 girl name
1881 235 235 0 #93 girl name
1882 252 252 0
1883 262 262 0 #98 girl name
1884 315 315 0 #96 girl name
1885 298 298 0
1886 326 326 0
1887 344 344 0 #93 girl name
1888 358 358 0
1889 346 346 0
1890 368 368 0
1891 353 353 0
1892 385 385 0
1893 385 385 0
1894 390 390 0
1895 379 379 0
1896 365 365 0
1897 408 408 0
1898 360 360 0
1899 332 332 0
1900 398 398 0
1901 350 350 0
1902 355 355 0
1903 347 347 0
1904 353 353 0
1905 365 365 0
1906 358 358 0
1907 380 380 0
1908 370 370 0
1909 388 388 0
1910 449 449 0
1911 430 430 0
1912 672 672 0
1913 721 721 0
1914 926 926 0
1915 1,115 1,115 0
1916 1,159 1,159 0
1917 1,160 1,160 0
1918 1,115 1,115 0
1919 1,085 1,085 0
1920 1,054 1,054 0
1921 1,002 995 7
1922 1,032 1,032 0
1923 965 965 0
1924 911 911 0
1925 894 889 5
1926 752 745 7
1927 761 755 6
1928 755 755 0
1929 692 687 5
1930 692 680 12
1931 598 591 7
1932 646 637 9
1933 608 608 0
1934 553 553 0
1935 611 604 7
1936 585 580 5
1937 646 646 0
1938 570 570 0
1939 489 489 0
1940 504 504 0
1941 535 529 6
1942 543 543 0
1943 560 560 0
1944 475 475 0
1945 475 475 0
1946 547 547 0
1947 538 538 0
1948 570 564 6
1949 588 588 0
1950 483 483 0
1951 533 533 0
1952 550 550 0
1953 550 550 0
1954 511 511 0
1955 530 530 0
1956 525 525 0
1957 522 522 0
1958 483 483 0
1959 501 501 0
1960 541 541 0
1961 577 572 5
1962 494 494 0
1963 503 503 0
1964 502 502 0
1965 475 475 0
1966 430 430 0
1967 450 450 0
1968 390 390 0
1969 465 465 0
1970 493 493 0
1971 483 483 0
1972 406 406 0
1973 441 441 0
1974 507 507 0
1975 524 524 0
1976 523 523 0
1977 601 601 0
1978 642 642 0
1979 708 703 5
1980 768 768 0
1981 849 849 0
1982 834 834 0
1983 765 759 6
1984 1,100 1,094 6
1985 1,014 1,014 0
1986 1,023 1,018 5
1987 1,011 1,006 5
1988 1,128 1,128 0
1989 1,273 1,265 8
1990 1,511 1,511 0
1991 1,540 1,535 5
1992 1,344 1,344 0
1993 1,253 1,248 5
1994 1,253 1,253 0
1995 1,206 1,206 0
1996 1,289 1,289 0
1997 1,316 1,316 0
1998 1,422 1,422 0
1999 1,419 1,419 0
2000 1,531 1,531 0
2001 1,634 1,634 0
2002 2,440 2,440 0
2003 3,093 3,093 0
2004 3,364 3,350 14 #96 girl name
2005 3,912 3,906 6 #84 girl name
2006 4,066 4,061 5 #83 girl name
2007 4,199 4,192 7 #77 girl name
2008 4,346 4,346 0 #68 girl name
2009 4,700 4,695 5 #55 girl name
2010 5,455 5,455 0 #41 girl name
2011 6,372 6,365 7 #30 girl name
2012 7,240 7,240 0 #23 girl name
2013 8,038 8,030 8 #17 girl name
2014 8,789 8,781 8 #15 girl name
2015 9,838 9,838 0 #12 girl name
2016 10,709 10,702 7 #11 girl name

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Popularity of Amelia as a first name

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Popularity of Amelia as a last name

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Common last names for Amelia

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Rodriguez
  • Williams
  • Garcia
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Martinez
  • Martin
  • Thomas
  • Hernandez
  • Perez
  • Gonzalez
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • White

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Amelia U.S.
  White 63.64% 64.26%
  African American 3.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.95% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 23.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Amelia

People with the last name Amelia are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Amelia

  • How Popular is the name Amelia? Amelia is the 425th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Amelia was the 11th most popular name. As a last name Amelia was the 102,197th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Amelia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 167,716 babies born with the first name Amelia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Amelia to occupy the country of Saint Lucia with an estimated population of 166,526 (as of May 10, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Amelia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 221 new born babies.
  • When was Amelia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Amelia is Friday, December 6th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Amelia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Amelia was in 2016 with a total of 10,702 babies. That's a lot of babies named Amelia!
  • Random Amelia Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amelia ranks 64th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 211 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Amelia: Your name in reverse order is Ailema. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iaelam. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Amelia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 176 people with the last name Amelia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Amelia? Amelia is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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