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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 2016: #665

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 62 in England and Wales, Number 95 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

Amélie of Orleans (born Marie Amélie Louise Hélène d'Orléans), Queen consort of Carlos I of Portugal
Madeleine Therese Amelie Josephine, Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Halsingland and Gastrikland
Amélie Auguste Eugénie de Leuchtenberg, Empress consort of Pedro I of Brazil
Amélie Simone Mauresmo, French tennis player
Amelie Lacoste, Canadian figure skater
Amélie Coquet, French footballer
Fabienne-Claire "Amélie" Nothomb, Belgian novelist
Amelie Rives Troubetzkoy, American novelist and poet
Amelie Hedwig Boutard-Beese, German aviatrix
Amelie Kober, German snowboarder and police officer
Constantina Carolina Amalia "Amelie" von Strussenfelt, Swedish novelist and poet
Amelie Balkenende, daughter 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

Pop Culture References for the name Amelie

Amelie Poulain, title character in 2001 film "Le Fabuleux Destin de Amelie Poulain" aka "Amelie"
Amelie, vampire. Founder of Morganville in Rachel Caine's "Morganville Vampires"
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
Amélie Lacroix (Widowmaker), defense hero in video game Overwatch