Quick Facts on Amelie
- French, German
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To work, industrious
Characteristics of Amelie
Etymology & Historical Origin - Amelie
Amelie is the German and French form of Amelia (although the French render the name with an accent mark over the first “e” as in Amélie). The female name Amelia is actually the blending of two names. The Latin “Emília” (Emily) and the Latinized Germanic name Amalia – which comes from the German “amal” meaning “work”. Some say that the name was actually coined by the English author Henry Fielding for the title character in his 18th century novel, “Amelia,” but it appears that similar forms of the name were already in existence in the 17th century. The name Amelia has enjoyed immense success throughout the English-speaking world. It is currently a Top 10 girl’s name in England and Australia, and also ranks quite high in Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the United States. The German/French form of the name, Amelie, is also ranked in the Top 100 in England, Scotland and Australia but is most popular in Germany, Belgium and Austria. They also use Amélie with a fair amount of frequency in France, as well. So while Amelie is a favorite in Europe, North America still sticks by the Latinate form of Amelia.
Popularity of the Name Amelie
Amelie showed spotty usage in the late 1800s in the United States, but for all intents and purposes the name really didn’t hit the charts until 2003. We suspect the U.S. release of the delightful French foreign film “Amélie” (2001) had something to do with the name’s sudden onset of usage. Amelie has climbed the charts a few hundred positions up the Top 1000 list but appears to be parking herself in the Top 700. This means that Amelie is rarely used in the United States, perhaps a little too European for the average American taste. Emily and Amelia are ϋber-ultra trendy baby girl names here in the United States, so Amelie does offer a new fresh twist to otherwise overused names. Most likely, however, American parents opting for Amelie or Amélie over Amelia and Emily have close French or German heritage.
Popularity of the Girl Name Amelie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Amelie
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Amelie
Amelie We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Amelie.
Popular Songs on Amelie
Amelie - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Amelie.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Amelie
Ameise Amelie (Rosa Schaub) - German Edition. Dieses liebevoll gestaltete Kinderbuch begleitet die kleine Ameise Amelie durch alle Jahreszeiten und erzählt dabei einfühlsam, wie schön es sein kann, mit anderen zu teilen. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Amelie the Seal Fairy: A Rainbow Magic Book (Daisy Meadows) - The Ocean Fairies keep all the sea creatures safe and happy -- until their magic goes missing! This is our eleventh group of Rainbow Magic fairies. The Ocean Fairies keep all the sea creatures safe and happy! But when the goblins shatter their enchanted conch shell, seven magical sea creatures leave to search for the pieces. The Ocean Fairies must find the shells…and their animal friends! Silky the seal discovered a piece of the shell near the beach! Now Amelie the Seal Fairy just has to find Silky. But will the goblins get in the way? Find the missing creature in each book and help save the ocean magic! Recommended for ages 6-9.
Amelie und die Steinzeitjäger (Jörg Gronmayer) - German Edition. Kindle Edition. Die 12-jährige Amelie wird von der Wolfsfrau Sitoga bedroht, und in das Lager der Jäger verschleppt. Die Geschichte spielt vor etwa 7.000 Jahren zur Zeit der ersten Nutzung Südtirols durch den modernen Menschen. Als Jäger und Sammler durchstreifen die Nomaden das Gebiet. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Amelie, die kleine Nachwuchshexe (Katrin Jasmin Warda) - German Edition. Die kleine Nachwuchshexe Amelie kommt heute in die dritte Klasse. Sie ist schon seit Tagen aufgeregt, denn in der dritten Klasse wird ein eigener Hexenbesen angefertigt. Bald wird sie dann die Flugprüfung absolvieren können, um ihre Fluglizenz endlich zu erhalten. Alles läuft so lange gut, bis Amelie sich über ein Verbot hinwegsetzt und Amelie sich in Gefahr begibt. Recommended for ages 7-10.
Shoes for Amelie (Connie Colker Steiner) - This excellent introduction to World War II history was inspired by the true stories of families in the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon region of France. It is the heart-warming tale of a young boy whose family who shelters Jewish refugees during the Second World War. Important themes include friendship, loyalty, and European history. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Famous People Named Amelie
Famous People Named Amelie - Amélie Mauresmo (French tennis player); Amelie Kober (German snowboarder); Amélie Lacoste (Canadian figure skater); Amélie Nothomb (Belgian writer); Amélie Rives Troubetzkoy (American writer/poet)
Children of Famous People Named Amelie
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Amelie - Lisa Jewell (British author); Dylan Walsh (actor)
Amelie - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Amelie - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Amelie.
Personality of the Girl Name Amelie
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Amelie