Amelia is one of those names that just invokes image of romantic far-off places from the 20s. Or a female pilot. Or the constantly frazzled children’s book character Amelia Bedilia. All this to say Amelia has been reaching its peak in popularity in recent years. Now’s a good time to be an Amelia—it’s not as ubiquitous as Sophia, but not as obscure as Elspeth. It’s just right.


  • English: Industrious, hard working
  • Latin: Industrious, hard working. Combination of two medieval names, Emilia and Amalia.





Famous Namesakes

Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, Amelia is the heroine of Henry Fielding's 1751 novel Amelia, St. Amelia, the patron saint of farmers and fishermen, the Amelia Bedelia children''s book series, Amelia Island, off the coast of Florida, named after Princess Amelia, a daughter of George II

Celebrity Babies

Daughter of Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, Daughter of Paul Anka