Amelia Name Meaning

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Fact: Amelia is a name associated with royalty. Princess Amelia, the daughter of King George II of Great Britain, helped bring the name into prominence in the English-speaking world.

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A Deep Dive

Amelia Overview

Meaning

Work, industrious, striving

Gender

Girl

Origin

Latin

Etymology

Derived from the Germanic name “Amal,” meaning “work” or “industrious.”

Pronunciation

/əˈmiːliə/

Popularity

Amelia is a popular name worldwide, particularly in English-speaking countries and parts of Europe. Recently, Amelia has consistently ranked within the top 10 names for girls in the USA.

Syllable

3 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

5 (Visionary, Expansive, Adventurous)

Name Styles

Popular, Classic, Cute

Associated Traits

Intelligent, industrious, kind, graceful

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Saint Amelia of Temse is venerated in the Roman Catholic Church, known for her piety and dedication.

Name Day

July 10th
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Amelia Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Emilia, Amalia, Amelie, Amaliah, Amelina, Amelita, Amala, Aemilia

Common Nicknames

Amee, Millie, Melia, Amie, Ami

Diminutives

Amy, Lia, Mia, Millie, Mel, Ames

Famous People

  • Amelia Earhart
    (American Aviator)
  • Amelia Warner
    (British Actress and Musician)
  • Amelia Heinle
    (American Actress)
  • Amelia Vega
    (Dominican Model)
  • Amelia Gray Hamlin
    (American Model)
  • Amelia Lily
    (British Singer)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Amelia Earhart
    ("Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," Film)
  • "Amelia"
    (Film)
  • Amelia Pond
    ("Doctor Who," TV Series)
  • Amelia Bedelia
    ("Amelia Bedelia," Book Series)
  • Amelia Brand
    ("Interstellar," Film)

Places

  • Amelia City
    (Ohio, USA)
  • Amelia Island
    (Florida, USA)
  • Amelia River
    (Florida, USA)
  • Amelia Park
    (Queensland, Australia)
  • Amelia County
    (Virginia, USA)
  • Amelia State Forest
    (Virginia, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Amelia?

Amelia means “work” or “industrious” in Latin. With this name, you’re often seen as diligent and hardworking, often seen as someone who is ambitious and determined.

What Is the Origin of The Name Amelia?

Amelia has Germanic and Latin origins. It is derived from the Germanic name Amalia, which comes from the word “amal.” The name became popular in England and other parts of Europe during the 18th century, often associated with royalty and nobility.

Amelia Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Amelia in the U.S. over the Years

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Annual Statistics Breakdown for Amelia

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
20234
No change from 2022
12311
(-89 from 2022)
0.70381
20224
No change from 2021
12400
(-624 from 2021)
0.69155
20214
(+2 from 2020)
13024
(+232 from 2020)
0.72696
20206
(+1 from 2019)
12792
(-146 from 2019)
0.72366
20197
(+1 from 2018)
12938
(+541 from 2018)
0.70512
20188
No change from 2017
12397
(+534 from 2017)
0.66663
20178
(+2 from 2016)
11863
(+1056 from 2016)
0.62795
201610
(+2 from 2015)
10807
(+934 from 2015)
0.55825
201512
(+3 from 2014)
9873
(+1070 from 2014)
0.50608
201415
(+2 from 2013)
8803
(+755 from 2013)
0.44998
201317
(+6 from 2012)
8048
(+801 from 2012)
0.41750
201223
(+7 from 2011)
7247
(+874 from 2011)
0.37366
201130
(+11 from 2010)
6373
(+909 from 2010)
0.32890
201041
(+14 from 2009)
5464
(+760 from 2009)
0.27868
200955
(+13 from 2008)
4704
(+353 from 2008)
0.23229
200868
(+9 from 2007)
4351
(+157 from 2007)
0.20889
200777
(+6 from 2006)
4194
(+129 from 2006)
0.19816
200683
(+1 from 2005)
4065
(+154 from 2005)
0.19445
200584
(+12 from 2004)
3911
(+559 from 2004)
0.19270
200496
(+15 from 2003)
3352
(+256 from 2003)
0.16612
2003111
(+28 from 2002)
3096
(+652 from 2002)
0.15430
2002139
(+60 from 2001)
2444
(+808 from 2001)
0.12375
2001199
(+8 from 2000)
1636
(+105 from 2000)
0.08259
2000207
(+18 from 1999)
1531
(+110 from 1999)
0.07671
1999225
(-10 from 1998)
1421
(-4 from 1998)
0.07299
1998215
(+13 from 1997)
1425
(+108 from 1997)
0.07351
1997228
(-6 from 1996)
1317
(+26 from 1996)
0.06898
1996222
(+15 from 1995)
1291
(+84 from 1995)
0.06734
1995237
(-11 from 1994)
1207
(-48 from 1994)
0.06281
1994226
(-2 from 1993)
1255
(+7 from 1993)
0.06438
1993224
(-10 from 1992)
1248
(-97 from 1992)
0.06330
1992214
(-20 from 1991)
1345
(-191 from 1991)
0.06709
1991194
No change from 1990
1536
(+23 from 1990)
0.07554
1990194
(+22 from 1989)
1513
(+248 from 1989)
0.07365
1989216
(+16 from 1988)
1265
(+135 from 1988)
0.06350
1988232
(+22 from 1987)
1130
(+124 from 1987)
0.05876
1987254
(-2 from 1986)
1006
(-12 from 1986)
0.05368
1986252
(-2 from 1985)
1018
(+4 from 1985)
0.05516
1985250
(-18 from 1984)
1014
(-80 from 1984)
0.05492
1984232
(+72 from 1983)
1094
(+332 from 1983)
0.06067
1983304
(-7 from 1982)
762
(-70 from 1982)
0.04258
1982297
(-11 from 1981)
832
(-17 from 1981)
0.04586
1981286
(+29 from 1980)
849
(+81 from 1980)
0.04747
1980315
(+22 from 1979)
768
(+66 from 1979)
0.04313
1979337
(+2 from 1978)
702
(+59 from 1978)
0.04074
1978339
(+23 from 1977)
643
(+42 from 1977)
0.03911
1977362
(+32 from 1976)
601
(+78 from 1976)
0.03653
1976394
(-7 from 1975)
523
No change from 1975
0.03327
1975387
(+12 from 1974)
523
(+16 from 1974)
0.03351
1974399
(+37 from 1973)
507
(+65 from 1973)
0.03237
1973436
(+22 from 1972)
442
(+36 from 1972)
0.02844
1972458
(-26 from 1971)
406
(-75 from 1971)
0.02518
1971432
(+13 from 1970)
481
(-12 from 1970)
0.02745
1970445
No change from 1969
493
(+28 from 1969)
0.02691
1969445
(+44 from 1968)
465
(+75 from 1968)
0.02638
1968489
(-44 from 1967)
390
(-60 from 1967)
0.02281
1967445
(+7 from 1966)
450
(+19 from 1966)
0.02621
1966452
(-21 from 1965)
431
(-45 from 1965)
0.02455
1965431
(+7 from 1964)
476
(-27 from 1964)
0.02605
1964438
(-5 from 1963)
503
(-1 from 1963)
0.02570
1963433
(+3 from 1962)
504
(+11 from 1962)
0.02535
1962436
(-29 from 1961)
493
(-78 from 1961)
0.02432
1961407
(+7 from 1960)
571
(+29 from 1960)
0.02749
1960414
(+10 from 1959)
542
(+40 from 1959)
0.02606
1959424
(+3 from 1958)
502
(+18 from 1958)
0.02415
1958427
(-23 from 1957)
484
(-36 from 1957)
0.02343
1957404
(-12 from 1956)
520
(-6 from 1956)
0.02478
1956392
(-9 from 1955)
526
(-4 from 1955)
0.02554
1955383
(-3 from 1954)
530
(+19 from 1954)
0.02644
1954380
(-20 from 1953)
511
(-41 from 1953)
0.02567
1953360
(-10 from 1952)
552
(+3 from 1952)
0.02861
1952350
(-4 from 1951)
549
(+17 from 1951)
0.02886
1951346
(+11 from 1950)
532
(+49 from 1950)
0.02880
1950357
(-37 from 1949)
483
(-106 from 1949)
0.02747
1949320
(+10 from 1948)
589
(+25 from 1948)
0.03355
1948330
(+13 from 1947)
564
(+25 from 1947)
0.03236
1947343
(-27 from 1946)
539
(-8 from 1946)
0.02965
1946316
(-4 from 1945)
547
(+73 from 1945)
0.03391
1945312
(-5 from 1944)
474
(-2 from 1944)
0.03521
1944307
(-15 from 1943)
476
(-84 from 1943)
0.03483
1943292
(-2 from 1942)
560
(+18 from 1942)
0.03901
1942290
(-11 from 1941)
542
(+13 from 1941)
0.03898
1941279
No change from 1940
529
(+25 from 1940)
0.04246
1940279
(+3 from 1939)
504
(+15 from 1939)
0.04266
1939282
(-17 from 1938)
489
(-81 from 1938)
0.04312
1938265
(-20 from 1937)
570
(-77 from 1937)
0.04994
1937245
(+9 from 1936)
647
(+67 from 1936)
0.05872
1936254
(+1 from 1935)
580
(-24 from 1935)
0.05383
1935255
(+9 from 1934)
604
(+51 from 1934)
0.05558
1934264
(-18 from 1933)
553
(-55 from 1933)
0.05109
1933246
(-3 from 1932)
608
(-29 from 1932)
0.05812
1932243
(+5 from 1931)
637
(+46 from 1931)
0.05758
1931248
(-12 from 1930)
591
(-88 from 1930)
0.05355
1930236
(-7 from 1929)
679
(-8 from 1929)
0.05821
1929229
(-2 from 1928)
687
(-68 from 1928)
0.05935
1928227
(+8 from 1927)
755
(+1 from 1927)
0.06315
1927235
(+1 from 1926)
754
(+8 from 1926)
0.06098
1926236
(-20 from 1925)
746
(-143 from 1925)
0.06064
1925216
No change from 1924
889
(-21 from 1924)
0.07038
1924216
(-11 from 1923)
910
(-55 from 1923)
0.07023
1923205
(-10 from 1922)
965
(-67 from 1922)
0.07705
1922195
(+5 from 1921)
1032
(+37 from 1921)
0.08272
1921200
(-10 from 1920)
995
(-59 from 1920)
0.07775
1920190
(-9 from 1919)
1054
(-31 from 1919)
0.08472
1919181
(+2 from 1918)
1085
(-30 from 1918)
0.09237
1918183
(-10 from 1917)
1115
(-45 from 1917)
0.09273
1917173
(-6 from 1916)
1160
(+1 from 1916)
0.10323
1916167
(-2 from 1915)
1159
(+44 from 1915)
0.10675
1915165
(-9 from 1914)
1115
(+189 from 1914)
0.10890
1914156
(+5 from 1913)
926
(+205 from 1913)
0.11624
1913161
(-1 from 1912)
721
(+49 from 1912)
0.11009
1912160
(+14 from 1911)
672
(+242 from 1911)
0.11454
1911174
(-11 from 1910)
430
(-19 from 1910)
0.09733
1910163
No change from 1909
449
(+61 from 1909)
0.10703
1909163
No change from 1908
388
(+18 from 1908)
0.10541
1908163
No change from 1907
370
(-10 from 1907)
0.10436
1907163
(-3 from 1906)
380
(+22 from 1906)
0.11261
1906160
(-5 from 1905)
358
(-7 from 1905)
0.11422
1905155
(-2 from 1904)
365
(+12 from 1904)
0.11779
1904153
(-3 from 1903)
353
(+6 from 1903)
0.12071
1903150
(-1 from 1902)
347
(-8 from 1902)
0.12473
1902149
(-9 from 1901)
355
(+5 from 1901)
0.12664
1901140
(+6 from 1900)
350
(-48 from 1900)
0.13767
1900146
(-6 from 1899)
398
(+66 from 1899)
0.12526
1899140
No change from 1898
332
(-28 from 1898)
0.13415
1898140
(-19 from 1897)
360
(-48 from 1897)
0.13132
1897121
(+10 from 1896)
408
(+43 from 1896)
0.16433
1896131
(-6 from 1895)
365
(-14 from 1895)
0.14485
1895125
(-6 from 1894)
379
(-11 from 1894)
0.15338
1894119
(-5 from 1893)
390
(+5 from 1893)
0.16527
1893114
(+4 from 1892)
385
No change from 1892
0.17093
1892118
(-6 from 1891)
385
(+32 from 1891)
0.17118
1891112
(-3 from 1890)
353
(-15 from 1890)
0.17958
1890109
(+1 from 1889)
368
(+22 from 1889)
0.18248
1889110
(-2 from 1888)
346
(-12 from 1888)
0.18286
1888108
(-15 from 1887)
358
(+14 from 1887)
0.18897
188793
(+8 from 1886)
344
(+18 from 1886)
0.22133
1886101
(+1 from 1885)
326
(+28 from 1885)
0.21205
1885102
(-6 from 1884)
298
(-17 from 1884)
0.20994
188496
(+1 from 1883)
315
(+53 from 1883)
0.22895
188397
(+5 from 1882)
262
(+10 from 1882)
0.21822
1882102
(-9 from 1881)
252
(+17 from 1881)
0.21782
188193
(+3 from 1880)
235
(+14 from 1880)
0.23772
188096
First SSA data recorded
221
First SSA data recorded
0.22642

American States Popularity Rankings for Amelia

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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New York (NY)

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Florida (FL)

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Pennsylvania (PA)

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Illinois (IL)

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Ohio (OH)

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Michigan (MI)

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Georgia (GA)

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North Carolina (NC)

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New Jersey (NJ)

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Massachusetts (MA)

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Indiana (IN)

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Tennessee (TN)

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Virginia (VA)

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Washington (WA)

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Missouri (MO)

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Minnesota (MN)

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Arizona (AZ)

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Louisiana (LA)

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Wisconsin (WI)

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Alabama (AL)

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Kentucky (KY)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Colorado (CO)

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Maryland (MD)

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Utah (UT)

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Connecticut (CT)

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Oregon (OR)

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Oklahoma (OK)

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Kansas (KS)

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Iowa (IA)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Arkansas (AR)

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New Mexico (NM)

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Nebraska (NE)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Nevada (NV)

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Idaho (ID)

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Maine (ME)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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North Dakota (ND)

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Alaska (AK)

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South Dakota (SD)

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Montana (MT)

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Hawaii (HI)

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Vermont (VT)

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Delaware (DE)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Popularity Rankings for Amelia in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

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Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in New Zealand

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Popularity in Other American Territories

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Popularity in Canada

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Popularity in Scotland

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Popularity in Ireland

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Popularity in Estonia

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Popularity in Northern Ireland

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Popularity in Poland

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Popularity in Puerto Rico

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Popularity in Chile

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Popularity in Quebec, Canada

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Popularity in Norway

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Popularity in Switzerland

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Popularity in Italy

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Popularity in Uruguay

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Popularity in Sweden

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Popularity in Belgium

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Popularity in Iceland

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Popularity in Germany

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Popularity in Austria

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Popularity in Argentina

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Popularity in Mexico

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Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Amelia a Name for Boys or Girls?

Amelia works well for girls because of its timeless and classic appeal, making it a favorite among parents for their daughters.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Amelia

Amelia in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Amelia Earhart (Aviator, 1897–1937): An American aviator, renowned for her pioneering aviation records and her mysterious disappearance during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe.
  • Amelia Warner (Actress, born 1982): A British actress and musician, appearing in films like "Æon Flux" and creating music under the name Slow Moving Millie.
  • Amelia Heinle (Actress, born 1973): An American actress featured in soap operas such as "The Young and the Restless" and "All My Children."
  • Amelia Vega (Model, born 1984): A Dominican model, actress, and singer who won Miss Universe in 2003.
  • Amelia Gray Hamlin (Model, born 2001): An American model and social media personality, collaborating with top fashion brands.
  • Amelia Lily (Singer, born 1994): A British singer and television personality who gained fame on "The X Factor."
  • Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Author, born 1984): An American author of young adult fantasy novels, including "In the Forests of the Night."
  • Amelia Earhart ("Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," 2009 Film): A fictionalized version of the aviator who assists the protagonist in his adventure.
  • "Amelia" (2009 Film): A biographical film depicting the life and mysterious disappearance of aviator Amelia Earhart.
  • Amelia Pond ("Doctor Who," 2010 TV Series): The companion of the Eleventh Doctor, characterized by her adventurous spirit and loyalty.
  • Amelia Bedelia ("Amelia Bedelia," 1963 Book Series by Peggy Parish): A literal-minded housekeeper whose misunderstandings lead to humorous situations.
  • Amelia Brand ("Interstellar," 2014 Film): A scientist and astronaut on a mission to find a new habitable planet for humanity.
  • Amelia Shepherd ("Grey's Anatomy," 2005 TV Series): A talented neurosurgeon dealing with a complicated personal life.
  • Amelia Sachs ("The Bone Collector," 1997 Novel by Jeffrey Deaver): A police officer who collaborates with a quadriplegic detective to solve crimes.
  • "Amelia's Notebook" (1995 Book Series by Marissa Moss): A children's book series presented as the diary of a young girl named Amelia.
  • Amelia Peabody ("Crocodile on the Sandbank," 1975 Novel by Elizabeth Peters): A Victorian-era archaeologist solving mysteries in Egypt.
  • Amelia Voght ("X-Men," 1991 Comic Series): A mutant with the power to transform her body into a mist and teleport.
  • Amelia City (Ohio, USA): A village in Clermont County, appreciated for its small-town charm and historical significance.
  • Amelia Island (Florida, USA): A barrier island with its luxury resorts, pristine beaches, and rich history.
  • Amelia River (Florida, USA): A river flowing through Amelia Island, popular for boating and fishing.
  • Amelia Park (Queensland, Australia): A park offering recreational facilities and green spaces.
  • Amelia County (Virginia, USA): A county characterized by its rural landscapes and historical landmarks.
  • Amelia State Forest (Virginia, USA): A state forest featuring hiking trails, wildlife, and scenic beauty.
  • Amelia Street (Sydney, Australia): A historic street with a vibrant community and cultural significance.
  • Amelia Lake (Ontario, Canada): A lake known for fishing opportunities and a serene environment.
  • Amelia Bay (Antarctica): A bay distinguished by its icy landscape and scientific research stations.
  • Amelia Gardens (New York, USA): A public garden with diverse plant collections and a tranquil setting.

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