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Beautiful Girl Names Similar to Amelia

Are you looking for a girl name similar to Amelia? This list of beautiful girl names that are similar to Amelia, but slightly different. My hope is that this list will help you find your perfect baby name!

Why Choose a Name Like Amelia?

Amelia is a variant of Amalia, a Germanic name meaning ‘work’, ‘industrious’, or ‘striving’. It was made popular by the daughters of George II and III, as well as the aviation icon, Amelia Earhart. Amelia was a fairly popular name around the turn of the century, whose popularity declined through mid-century.

Amelia is a really lovely girl name. It’s a vintage name that is currently very popular. It’s risen steadily in baby name charts, breaking into the top ten in 2017 and remaining there, currently hovering in between position 4 and 7. Amelia is likely to remain in the top ten for the next several years. 

But you may not want to name your child Amelia, precisely because it is just so popular. You may already have a friend or family member use this name, or maybe your husband is not a fan. Perhaps you’re looking for a similar vintage feel, but slightly different name. 

Well, I’m here to help with this list of names that are similar to Amelia. Check out the list of names like Amelia below!

Names Similar to Amelia

People generally like the name Amelia because it’s a really pretty vintage name, but not as overused at Sophia or Isabelle. I’ve searched for other names that are also old fashioned and just as beautiful.

So without further ado, here is my list of beautiful girl names like Amelia:

Ada

Ada is a vintage name originating from Germany. It means ‘nobility’ or ‘noble’. It’s a pretty vintage name that hasn’t been overused yet, and might be the perfect name for you!

Adelaide

This is the English version of the Germane name Adalhedis. Like Ada, this name means ‘noble’ or ‘nobility’. Addie would make a great nickname for Adelaide.

Adelia

Adelia sounds similar to Amelia, but is much less common. It is another Germanic name that means ‘noble’ or ‘nobility’.

Alberta

The feminine form of Albert, Alberta means ‘noble and bright’. Prince Albert was the king consort of Queen Victoria, and their daughter was named Princess Louise Alberta/ Like Amelia, Alberta was a popular name in Victorian times.

Alina

Alina is a German name, meaning ‘little noble’. It jumped from 186 to 157 on the charts last year, marking its most popular year since entering the charts in the year 2000.

Amara

Amara is a gorgeous name originating from Nigeria, which means ‘grace, mercy, kindness’. It grew in popularity from spot 206 to 193 last year. It’s been shooting up in popularity each year for the past five years. Before that, it wasn’t even cracking the top 500! To see more unique girls names starting with A, click here!

Annalise

Annalise is a Scandinavian baby name that combines two names, Anna (full of grace) and Liese (God is my oath). Annalise is a beautiful and delicate name that hasn’t been overused since the trend of vintage girls names started.

Arya

Arya is a beautiful name that comes from Sanskrit. It means ‘honourable’, or ‘noble’

Athena

Athena will be another popular baby name in 2020. Athena was originally the Greek goddess of wisdom (and also warfare and handicrafts among other things) and was the daughter of Zeus. Athena is a classic name which has risen steadily since the year 2000, and jumped to its highest position on the charts last year, at 117.

Augusta

Coming from the Latin name, Augustus, Augusta can mean ‘to increase’ or ‘esteemed’. Sometimes it’s also used to honour the eighth month of the year as well. 

Aurora

Aurora means ‘dawn’ and has its origins in Latin. Aurora was the Roman goddess of the sunrise. It was also the name of the princess in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, making it a sentimental favorite among princess fans. After years of rising on the charts, it cracked the top fifty year year, jumping from 51 to 44. For more names like Aurora, see this post. 

Audrey

Audrey is yet another name whose meaning stems back to the Germanic word for nobility. Audrey Hepburn is the most famous bearer of the name Audrey, which gives the name a connection with Old Hollywood glamour. This is a name that is becoming more popular in the 21st century.

Ava

Ava is a Latin name, which is a variation of Eve. This name means ‘life’.

Beatrice

Beatrice is a beautiful French/Italian baby name, stemming from the Latin word Beatrix, which means ‘she who makes happy’.

Celia

A 2nd/3rd century martyr, brought to England by the Normans. This name is beautiful and sophisticated, just like Amelia.

Cecily

Cecily is a female version of the name Cecil, a founder of a sect of Christianity. It literally means ‘blind’. Cecily is a lovely spin on the name Cecilia. It’s one of those lovely and not so well know vintage names and is one of my personal favorites!

Clara

I love the simplicity of the name Clara, which is related to the more common name, Claire. It comes from the Latin word for ‘clear’ or ‘bright’.

Clementine

Clementine is another super frilly vintage name that I personally LOVE. It comes from Latin and means ‘gentle’ or ‘mild’. Clemmie is the perfect cute, but not too cute, counterpart.

Cora

Cora was first used in the 19th century novel, The Last of the Mohicans. It comes from the Greek name, Kore, which means ‘maiden’. Like Amelia, Cora is another up and coming baby name that is beginning to be quite popular, but isn’t overused yet.

Cordelia

There are several possible meanings of the name Cordelia. It would come from the latin word for ‘heart’, or the Celtic word meaning ‘daughter of the sea’. It’s also possible it comes from the French phrase meaning ‘lion-hearted’. Like Amelia, Cordelia has the same beautiful ending. 

Daphne

This very old vintage name comes from the Greek. In Greek mythology, Daphne was the name of a nymph and daughter of the river-god Penelus. Daphne was a very popular name in the mid-century and is gaining popularity again in the past few years.

Della

Della is the feminine form of the name Dell, and refers to a dell, or small valley. Della was quite popular in the 19th century. It’s a lovely vintage name that hasn’t regained popularity as quickly as many other. 

Dora

Dora is a shortened form of Dorothy (meaning ‘gift’ in Greek). It was very popular in Victorian times. One of the main characters in Dicken’s David Copperfield was named Dora. Dora is a fun alternative to Cora, Flora, Nora, etc.

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Dorothy

Dorothy is a pretty vintage name that hasn’t seen a resurge in popularity like many other vintage girl names. Dorothy originates from the Greek word for ‘gift’. Dottie makes a super cute nickname for Dorothy!

Eleanor

Eleanor stems from the old French name, Alienor. Eleanor of Aquitaine, the 12th century queen, made the name well known. Like Amelia, Eleanor has a beautiful, sophisticated air. 

Eliza

Shortened form of Elizabeth, which is an English baby name meaning ‘God is my oath’. If you like Amelia and Eliza, check out this post on beautiful English names for baby girls.

Eloise

Eloise comes from the French and means ‘healthy’ or ‘large’.

Emilia

Emilia sounds almost exactly the same as Amelia, but has a completely different origins. Emilia is a Latin name meaning ‘strive’ ‘excel’ or ‘rival’. Shakespeare’s Othello features a character named Emilia.

Evangeline

Evangeline is an elegant vintage girl name which stems from the Greek. Meaning ‘bringer of good news’, Evangeline is a lovely choice for your daughter. This name is synonymous with Longfellow’s infamous poem of the same name.

Evelyn

This lovely old fashioned name originates from the British surname, Aveline, and is associated with peace and harmony.

Felicity

Felicity is a beautiful vintage name meaning either ‘happiness’ or ‘good fortune’. Either meaning is as lovely as the name is!Small very cute wide-eyed smiling baby girl lying on her tummy on a white background in the Studio, next to the tulips

Florence

Florence is a name derived from Saint Florentia, a Roman martyr. Florence means ‘blossoming’ in Latin.

Frances

The female version of Francis, Frances comes from the Latin word for France, or ‘free one’.

Freya

Freya is a very hip name at the moment. It comes from the Norse, and means ‘noblewoman’. If you like Amelia, but are looking for something that is not yet overused, Freya is the perfect name

Genevieve

Genevieve has roots in French or German meaning tribe woman. It’s popularity peaked in the early 20th century, but is on the rise again today.

Georgia

Georgia is a particularly lovely vintage girl name that I personally adore. The feminized form of George, Georgia means ‘farmer’ or ’tiller of the soil’. Although certainly not as popular today as it was in the 19th century, Georgia is on the rise and is a common vintage name today.

Gloria

Gloria is a pretty old fashioned girls name meaning ‘glory to God’. 

Hazel

This pretty vintage name stems from the brown colour, or the hazel tree. It’s been in use since the 19th century. This name is another example of a perfect cross between a vintage name and an earthy, boho name for a baby girl.

Helena

Helena means ‘light’ or ‘bright’. It’s originally a Greek baby name.

Ida

Ida is a name that has origins in several different cultures including the German (meaning ‘to work’), Old Norse (after the goddess, Iounn), and the Anglicization of  the Irish saint, Ide.

Imogene

Imogene was first recorded in Shakespeare’s play, Cymbeline. It’s thought to stem from the Gaelic word inghean, meaning ‘maiden’.

Isadora

Isadora is a great alternative to the more common Isabelle. It stems from Greek and Latin and means ‘gift of Isis’ (Isis was the principal goddess of Egypt). Izzy or Dora would both make cute nicknames!

Isla

Isla is a beautiful name that originated in Scotland. Its meaning is ‘rocky place’. Isla is also the Spanish word for island. 

Josephine

Josephine is the feminized form of Joseph and means ‘God increases’. The wife of Napolean, was a notable Josephine. Josephine’s popularity peaked around 1910, but is making a comeback. It’s a great choice for those looking for a vintage name that has not been overused, but isn’t uncommon.

Kamila

Kamila is an Arabic baby name with means ‘perfect’. It entered the charts in 2003, and has risen steadily. Last year it rose from 292 to 267 on the charts.

baby girl names similar to Amelia

Lena

Lena is the shortened form of Elena or Helena, meaning ‘torch’ or ‘light’.

Lenora

Shortened for of Elenora. Also the princess in ‘The Balloon Tree’ by Phoebe Gilman.

Lillian

The name Lillian is a form of Lily, which honours the lily flower.

 

 

Lucille

Lucille is the French form of Lucia, which means ‘torch’ or ‘light’.

Madeline

Form of Magdalene, from Mary Magdelene. The main character in the books of the same name by Ludwig Bemelmans.

Maeve

This Irish name refers to the warrior queen of Ireland and means ‘the cause of great joy’ or ‘she who intoxicates’.

Magnolia

Magnolia is a beautiful vintage name that evokes the South (made popular by the novel and musical, Showboat). The Magnolia flower is named after Pierre Magnol. The name Magnolia was quite popular between 1880 and 1940, and is now making a comeback.

Marcella

Marcella means ‘warlike’ in Latin. Marcela (alternate spelling) was the most beautiful woman in Don Quixote.

Margaret

Margaret means ‘pearl’ in Greek. Margaret has often been a name given to members of royalty. It was popular in the early 20th century and is making a comeback.

Margeurite

The French form of Margaret, Margeurite is a tad fancier and gives a unique spin on this beautiful name. 

Matilda

Matilda is a German name meaning ‘battle-might’. I love that this frilly sounding name has such a strong meaning behind it!

Maude

Maude is a variation of the name Matilda, and means ‘strength in battle’. 

Mia

The name Mia originated in several unrelated areas and has several different meanings. In Spanish/Italian, Mia means ‘mine’, while in Scandinavian languages, Mia means ‘sea of bitterness’. Mia can also be a nickname for several names, including Amelia. 

 

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Nora

Nora originally emerged as a shortened form of Eleanor, meaning ‘light’ or Honora meaning ‘honour’.

Olivia

Olivia was first used in Shakespeare’s Twelveth Night, and was a spin off from Oliva or Oliver, both of which are names that honour the olive tree.

Olive

This French girl’s name honours the olive tree. It’s a less common alternative to Olivia. Olive has risen in popularity in the past few years. 

Opal

An opal is the name of an iridescent gemstone, which is the birthstone for October. The word opal means jewel in Sanskrit. Like other gemstones, Opal became popular in the Victorian era, peaking in early 20th century. It’s certainly a unique name that is also lovely!

Pearl

Pearl comes from the gemstone. It stems from Latin and is often associated with innocence and modesty. It’s often associated with water and the moon. 

Penelope

Penelope means ‘weaver’ in Greek. Penelope was the faithful wife who waited at home for Odysseus in the Odessy.

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Rosa

Rosa is a Spanish and Italian vintage girl name that means ‘rose’ in Latin. Rosa is a little more unique than the classic Rose, but is just as sweet.

Rosalie

Rosalie is a gorgeous vintage French baby name. It comes from the Latin word ‘rosa’, meaning ‘rose’. Rosalie is a really lovely alternative to Rose, if you’re looking for something a little more fancy. 

Rosemary

This beautiful vintage baby name means ‘dew of the sea’, after the herb, rosemary. It can also be a combination of Rose and Mary. Rosemary is yet another alternative to the traditional name, Rose. Rosemary has a vintage Hollywood feel, as several famous Old Hollywood actresses, such as Rosemary Clooney, had this name.

Ruby

Ruby is a vintage name after the gemstone of the same name, which means ‘red’ in Latin. Ruby’s popularity peaked around the turn of the century, but is starting to re-emerge as a popular name.

Ruth

Meaning ‘friend’ in Hebrew, Ruth is a simple, but lovely vintage girls name. This is another name whose popularity peaked in the first decades of the 20th century. Ruth has not made the comeback some other vintage girl names have, so if you’re looking for an easily recognizable, but uncommon name, Ruth could be perfect for you.

Seraphina

Seraphina, like Amelia, is racing up the baby name charts. It is a Hebrew name that means ‘fiery-winged’. If you’re looking for a popular vintage baby name that is similar to Amelia, but is very unique, Seraphina might be the perfect name for you.

Stella

This vintage baby name comes from Latin and means ‘star’. It peaked in popularity in the 1880’s, but has risen again in the past decade.

Suzannah

Suzannah is a Hebrew name meaning ‘lily’. It’s still a fairly uncommon baby name that has not risen in popularity as others have in the past few years. I love the vintage nickname, Suzie, for Suzannah!

Vera

This is a super recognizable, but unique vintage name that is very hip at the moment. Vera is a Russian baby name meaning ‘faith’. This could be the perfect baby name if you’re looking for a mix of frill, yet simplicity!

 

Viola

Viola is an Italian vintage girls name. It comes from Latin and means ‘violet. Viola Davis is a well-known actress with this beautiful name.

Violet

The name Violet comes from the purple colour, or the small purple flower. It’s been popular in Scotland since the 16th century and in England since the 19th century.

Virginia

Virginia stems from the Latin and means ‘virginal or pure’. Virginia is a super vintage name that is barely used anymore. It has two adorable nicknames, Ginny or Ginger. 

Vivian

Vivian means life and comes from the Latin. It’s the perfect old fashioned name that is uncommon, but very recognizable. You have several different spelling options, the conventional English Vivian, or the French Vivienne. 

Well, those are my top names that are similar to Amelia. I hope this list has helped you find the perfect baby name for your new daughter!

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