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zachstruck

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Amelia is a female given name. It is derived from the Germanic word amal meaning "work". The diminutive is usually Amy.
 
Etymologists believe that the name Amelia is unrelated to the Latin gens name Aemilia, which was translated into English as Emily. Equivalents of Aemilia/Emily in romance languages do sound similar to Amelia (e.g. Italian Emilia) but should not be confused with this Germanic name.
 
Thought it was interesting......I'm always looking up the history of names.

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Thanks for the background into the name - I didn't realize the germanic roots were there.  I must say - whatever the source - I simply love the name.  My 2 1/2 year old daughter is Amelia Rose named for my Italian great grandmother Amelia. 

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Thanks for the background into the name - I didn't realize the germanic roots were there.  I must say - whatever the source - I simply love the name.  My 2 1/2 year old daughter is Amelia Rose named for my Italian great grandmother Amelia. 

Love it.  Amelia Rose......beautiful!!!
 

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