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Gender: F Pronunciation: Am-ell-ee Meaning of Amelie: "work" Origin of Amelie: French variation of Amelia Amelie's Popularity in 2014: #667

This French favorite has been gaining notice here thanks to the charming 2001 French film Amelie; it entered the American popularity list in 2002 and is now solidly established in the Top 1000.

There's definitely a lot of confusion over the roots of, and differences among, all these related names, but Emily, Emma, and Amelia all derive from different roots and have different meanings, and Amelie is a descendant of the Amelia branch.

Amelie is currently enjoying great popularity in abroad; it's Number 57 in England and Wales, Number 80 in Australia, and Number 13 in Germany.

Probably inspired by the name of French King Louis Philippe's consort Marie-Amelie, Balzac used the name for two of his prominent characters.

Famous People Named Amelie

Amelie Rives Troubetzkoy, American novelist and poet
Princess Amelie of Orleans, last Queen of Portugal
Princess Madeleine Therese Amelie Josephine of Sweden, Duchess of Halsingland and Gastrikland
Amelie Lacoste, Canadian figure skater

Pop Culture References for the name Amelie

Amelie Poulain, title character from the famous French movie "Le Fabuleux Destin de Amelie Poulain" (Amelie 2001)
Amelie Belle Walsh (b. 2011) - Daughter of Dylan Walsh
Amelie, vampire Founder of Morganville in Rachel Caine's "Morganville Vampires"
Amelie Weekes - Daughter of Dallon Weekes
Amelie Leslie, character in G. A. Henty's, Bonnie Prince Charlie
Countess Amelie de Laville, character in G. A. Henty's, St. Bartholomew's Eve