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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ah-MAH-lee-a or ah-mah-LEE-a Meaning of Amalia: "work" Origin of Amalia: German Amalia's Popularity in 2019: #605

Amalia Origin and Meaning

The name Amalia is a girl's name of Hebrew, German, Italian origin meaning "work".

Amalia is a widely cross-cultural name, heard from Italy to Romania, Germany to Scandinavia. The current heir to the Dutch throne is Princess Catharina-Amalia of Orange. It can be pronounced ah-MAH-lee-a or ah-mah-LEE-a. Like Amelia and Emilia, this name is likely to continue to climb. Frequently in the US Top 1000 in the early twentieth century, it spent nearly eighty years off the list until rejoining in 2011.

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. Another spelling variation is Amalya.

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Rank in US: #605

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Amalia's International Variations

Amalea, Amelie, Amilia (German) Amelja, Amalja (Polish) Amelida, Amelina, Amalita, Amila, Emala (Spanish) Amalie (French) Mali, Malika (Hungarian)


FictionWriterKate Says:


I really disagree. My middle name is Amalia pronounced ah-MAH-lee-ah, and no one has ever said it sounds like a disease.

FictionWriterKate Says:


when i was younger i was called Mollie as a nickname for Amalia (my middle name). it would absolutely work!

FictionWriterKate Says:


my middle name! when I was younger I was called Mollie (although I've since switched to Kate, a nickname for my first name, Kathryn) :D

winterdragon04 Says:


I completely prefer Amalia to Amelia, Amelie, or Amalie.

winterdragon04 Says:


If you spell it Mali, absolutely!

winterdragon04 Says:


I love Amalia, nn Mali! I have Amalia Skye "Mali" on my list!

Taina Says:


This was my great grandmotheres name I never got to meet her

Leilei Says:


Almost 2 years ago, my daughter was named Amalia, pronounced Ah-mal-ee-ah. We call her Mali, pronounced Molly. Her dad wanted Amalia for his great grandma, and I never heard of it until he suggested it. I fell in love with it. Thought it was unique! Her name is Amalia Marie, Marie after mine and my moms middle names. But we call her Mali Mae because it's super cute nickname. But she always gets called Amelia......

Daiseymae Says:


I went to school with a girl named Amalia, and she went by Mali.

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raefrank Says:


Any thoughts on whether Molly would work for a nickname for ah-MAH-lia?

Daiseymae Says:


Daria is the one that gets me.

Daiseymae Says:


I have always thought Amalia was a gorgeous name.

MaryKathryn Says:


For some reason, when I saw Natalie Portman had named her daughter this, all I could think was Amal Clooney... I have no idea why.

indiefendi2 Says:


I'm not surprised at all Natalie Portman named her daughter Amalia, actually I kinda expected that. It has that European flair like her husband and is alliterative with Aleph.

caetano Says:


I feel the opposite way. Gonorrhea, diarrhea, etc...

caetano Says:


Ah-MAH-lia is how its pronounced in Portugal. I love it.

Nozomi Says:


I think this name is nice but I perfer Amelia dispite its popularity. I also perfer the ah-MAH-lee-a pronunciation the other one just sounds wierd to me.

Mul Says:


Never thought that my name is from German. Haha

AmaliaJane90 Says:


This is my name, pronounced "Amah-lia". I don't mind it but I mostly use Amy as it's my NN.

Alicia1 Says:


Seriously crushing on this gorgeous name!

Guest Says:


I've been fighting an internal battle on whether I would pronounce it aMAHlia or amaLIA but I think I like amaLIA better. This name is so pretty and stunning just like Amelia.

Alicia1 Says:


I like the ah-Mah-lia version.

Alicia1 Says:


I like this name,its slightly different from the popular Amelia.

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Sorceress Says:


I strongly and utterly disagree.

CocoWhite Says:


The "ah-mah-LEE-a" pronunciation is nice, but "ah-MAH-lee-a" sounds like some sort of disease. I don't like it.