French variation of Amelia

Amelie Origin and Meaning

The name Amelie is a girl's name of German, French origin meaning "work".

Emily gets a Bohemian spin and a French accent when it becomes Amelie. This favorite among French girl names 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, especially in England and Wales, Australia, and 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.

# 872 in the US

Amelie Rank in US Top 1000

# 324 on Nameberry

Amelie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Amelie Popularity

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Famous People Named Amelie

  • Amélie of Orleans (born Marie Amélie Louise Hélène d'Orléans)Queen consort of Carlos I of Portugal
  • Madeleine Therese Amelie JosephinePrincess of Sweden, Duchess of Halsingland and Gastrikland
  • Amélie Auguste Eugénie de LeuchtenbergEmpress consort of Pedro I of Brazil
  • Amélie Simone MauresmoFrench tennis player
  • Amelie LacosteCanadian figure skater
  • Amélie CoquetFrench footballer
  • FabienneClaire "Amélie" Nothomb, Belgian novelist
  • Amelie Rives TroubetzkoyAmerican novelist and poet
  • Amelie Hedwig BoutardBeese, German aviatrix
  • Amelie KoberGerman snowboarder and police officer
  • Constantina Carolina Amalia "Amelie" von StrussenfeltSwedish novelist and poet
  • Amelie Balkenendedaughter of Netherlands PM Jan Peter Balkenende
  • Amelie Osmon (b. 2006)daughter of TV presenter Gaby Roslin and David Osman
  • Amelie Olivia Weekes (b. 2008)daughter of musician Dallon Weekes
  • Amelie Tinkerbell McFadden (b. 2009)daughter of actor Steve McFadden
  • Amelie Iris Wingrove (b. 2009)daughter of footballer and YouTuber Billy Wingrove
  • Amelie Bourne (b. 2010)daughter of singer Rachel Stevens and Alex Bourne
  • Amelie Burnell (b. 2010)daughter of TV presenter Cerrie Burnell
  • Amelie Belle Walsh (b. 2011)daughter of actor Dylan Walsh
  • Amelie Bohlen (b. 2011)daughter of German singer Dieter Bohlen
  • Amelie Grace Wormald (b. 2013)daughter of actress Julia Haworth and Jon Wormald
  • Amelie Spiers (b. 2014)daughter of actor Steve Spiers
  • Amélie Moon Durand (b. 2015)daughter of actor Kevin Durand
  • Amélie Irene Bailey (b. 2015)daughter of actors Scott Bailey and Adrienne Frantz
  • Amelie Kroos (b. 2016)daughter of footballer Toni Kroos
  • Freja Amelie Richards (b. 2015)daughter of actor Ben Richards

Amelie in Pop Culture

  • Amelie Poulaintitle character in 2001 film "Le Fabuleux Destin de Amelie Poulain" aka "Amelie"
  • Amelie Poulaintitle character in 2017 broadway musical; played by Phillipa Soo
  • Amelievampire. Founder of Morganville in Rachel Caine's "Morganville Vampires"
  • Amelie Lesliecharacter in G. A. Henty's, Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • Countess Amelie de Lavillecharacter in G. A. Henty's, St. Bartholomew's Eve
  • Amélie Lacroix (Widowmaker)defense hero in video game Overwatch
  • Amelie Mathilde Louise de Montjouous from Belinda Murrell's novel about the French Revolution "The Ruby Talisman"

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