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Gender: Female Pronunciation: em-ELL-ee-ah Origin of Emelia: Variation of Emilia or Amelia Emelia's Popularity in 2017: #541

The name Emelia is a girl's name of Eastern European origin. Emelia is ranked #541 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Emelia takes elements from soundalike sisters Emilia and Amelia, which actually derive from different roots and have different meanings. So rather than cobbling the two together, it's better to make a choice. Rival or work? Latin or German? Pick a lane and stick to it.

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Famous People Named Emelia

Emelia Jane Burns, Australian actress
Emelia Jane Gorecka, British distance runner
Emelia Christine Schaub, first U.S. woman lawyer to defend a murder trial
Emelia Parise (b. 2014), son of ice hockey player Zach Parise; twin of brother Jaxson

Pop Culture References for the name Emelia


Eliza1303 Says:


My little brother was almost named this if he was a girl. My parents wanted to spell it this way so they could have the nn Eme.

Kora Says:


I have to respectfully disagree- Emelia is an Italian name, given by a relative of mine to his daughter. It's the Italian variation of Emily, not just some spelling difference to Emilia and Amelia.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


In order, I like Amelia most, Emelia second and Emilia last.

StrawberryLoo Says:


I disagree with you. Emelia is a gorgeous name. The spelling itself is authentic German. It means industrious and hardworking. It IS authentic.

madmaddie Says:


Oh, I have such a bad memory...

Guest Says:


I agree with NB on this. Emilia or Amelia--pick one. (I'm just one of those pedantic people I guess, authenticity is quite important imo)

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I agree and it's always on the names that aren't half bad, but they didn't say anything on the name summerhaze....

madmaddie Says:


Nameberry is always unnecessarily snide, as I commented on another name. Sometimes it's real annoying...

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


What's so bad about Emelia? It's better than Emilia, to me anyway.