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Origin of the name AMELIA.
Etymology of the name AMELIA.
Meaning of the baby name AMELIA.

  

AMELIA.  English form of French Amélie (q.v.), meaning "work."

    Amelia, in Thomson's Seasons, a beautiful, innocent young woman, overtaken by a storm while walking with her trothplight lover, Celadon, "with equal virtue formed, and equal grace.  Hers the mild lustre of the blooming morn, and his the radiance of the risen day."  Amelia grew frightened, but Celadon said, "'Tis safety to be near thee, sure;" when a flash of lightning struck her dead in his arms."Summer" (1727). (The Reader's Handbook of Famous Names in Fiction, Allusions, &c., Brewer, 1899)

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