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Gender: F Pronunciation: ah-MAH-lee-a or ah-mah-LEE-a Meaning of Amalia: "work" Origin of Amalia: German Amalia's Popularity in 2015: #828

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 and 2013-15.

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

Famous People Named Amalia

Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer
Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria, Princess of Orange, Princess of the Netherlands
Princess Amalia Gabriela Maria Teresa of Luxembourg
Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, regent of Orange
Amalia of Oldenburg, Queen consort of Greece
Amalia Fuentes, Filipina actress
Amalia Aguilar, Cuban-Mexican actress and dancer
Amalia of Saxony, Duchess of Bavaria
Amalia Wilhelmina Königsmarck, Swedish noble and painter
Amalia Sartori, Italian MEP
Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, German princess and composer
Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia, German princess and abbess
Countess Anna Amalia of Baden-Durlach, German countess

Pop Culture References for the name Amalia

Amalia Balash, main character in the musical She Loves Me
A character in Final Fantasy 12.
Amalia, a character featured in the DLC 'The Stone Prisoner' of the video game "Dragon Age: Origins."
Amalia "Lia" Milthorpe, protagonist in the "Prophecy of the Sisters" trilogy

Amalia's International Variations

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