Amalia is a widely cross-cultural name, heard from Italy to Romania, Germany to Spain to Scandinavia, and recently chosen for the Dutch royal baby. It can be pronounced ah-MAH-lee-a or ah-mah-LEE-a. It was on the rise in 2013, making its way into the Top 1000, and is likely to continue to climb.
Amalia's popularity was spread in eighteenth century Europe due to the fame of Anna Amalia, a Duchess who was a great patron of the arts.
Amalia would make a lovely and more distinctive alternative to Amelia; a spelling variation is Amalya.