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Origin: Portugal
Region Origin: Southern Europe

Amelia is a feminine given name with a meaning that connotes industriousness, striving, and work. The name has a Latin origin and is derived from the Roman patrician family Aemilia gens and the Hebrew word "amal," which means "industrious," "striving," and "work". It is also a variant of the name Amalia, which is derived from the German word "amal" and has a similar meaning. The name has been popular in England since the 18th century when the German House of Hanover came to the British throne. The name Amelia has a rich history and has been borne by daughters of both George I and George II of Great Britain. It has also been used for fictional characters and famous historical figures, such as Amelia Earhart, the first woman to make a solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean. The name experienced a rise in popularity in the 2010s and was the most popular name for girls in England and Wales from 2011 to 2015.

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