Congratulations on the choice of Amelia as your daughter’s elegant sounding name.
With so many factors involved, choosing a name for your newborn is never simple, but, on the other hand, while fretting over endless essentials like diapers, toys, baby monitors, car seats, bottle warmers, etc., it’s easy to forget completely about that all-important middle name.
If that’s the case with you, then don’t panic but relax and browse through the list we’ve compiled from chatting with parents of real Amelias and searching through countless databases and discussion forums.
Middle name ideas for girls called Amelia
- Amelia Aaliyah
- Amelia Addison
- Amelia Alexis
- Amelia Berkley
- Amelia Bethany
- Amelia Bexley
- Amelia Camille
- Amelia Carolyn
- Amelia Celeste
- Amelia Dani
- Amelia Daphne
- Amelia Denise
- Amelia Ellie
- Amelia Elliott
- Amelia Eloise
- Amelia Emily
- Amelia Felicity
- Amelia Frances
- Amelia Freya
- Amelia Gianna
- Amelia Grace
- Amelia Gwendolyn
- Amelia Hadassah
- Amelia Haylee
- Amelia Iliana
- Amelia Isabelle
- Amelia Ivy
- Amelia Jade
- Amelia Jasmine
- Amelia Jillian
- Amelia Kai
- Amelia Kaisley
- Amelia Kassidy
- Amelia Kate
- Amelia Lacey
- Amelia Leilani
- Amelia Lorelei
- Amelia Louise
- Amelia Madison
- Amelia Margo
- Amelia Melody
- Amelia Nathalie
- Amelia Noor
- Amelia Olive
- Amelia Paige
- Amelia Penelope
- Amelia Persephone
- Amelia Reese
- Amelia Rory
- Amelia Selene
- Amelia Shelby
- Amelia Valerie
- Amelia Zainab
Our favorite middle names for Amelia are Grace (from Latin, meaning ‘God’s grace’), and Jasmine, a fragrant flowering plant that symbolizes elegance and finesse. Both names enhance Amelia as they’re short, sweet, and feminine.
But these are only our picks — now you decide on one that looks and sounds right for you.
The significance of a middle name
Although there are no hard or fast rules while picking one (in fact, they’re not legally necessary), over 80% of parents now give their kids a middle name.
If a child’s first and last names are fairly ‘ordinary’, a middle name is a great way to spice it up and personalize it, especially if it represents a person or place symbolic to you, the parents.
Having a distinctive middle name helps your child stand out, especially if others around her share the same first name.
A middle name can sometimes serve as a back up (or ‘safety net’) if a child grows to dislike their first name, in which case they’ll resort to using it as their preferred name.
Honoring a family member – keeping heritage intact
An exceptional way of honoring a loved one, whether it be a family member or someone very close to you, is by passing on their name (or even a variation of it) to your child as a middle name.
Honoring a departed grandparent, aunt, or uncle helps your child remain in touch with his or her cultural background. You could opt for a middle name that pays tribute to your heritage while at the same time keeping your daughter connected to the family’s roots.
Maiden names can be beautiful. A way of honoring one side of the family that’s growing in popularity is to give mom’s maiden name to your daughter as a middle name. This can also strengthen the bond between both parents.
Have you thought about honoring the memory of a dear loved one without even using their name? We know someone whose favorite grandmother had a passion for poppies, had cultivated a little gardenful of the delicate little plants, and even made sure she had some in her wedding bouquet! Needless to say, our friend’s daughter now has Poppy as her middle name.
Nicknames and initials
Nicknames are usually short and informal, not taken too seriously, and generally used as a term of endearment.
More importantly, nicknames usually arise among small groups of children, quickly becoming symbolic of how a child is viewed within that circle. Bonds of intimacy and trust can soon develop through the use of nicknames, leading to friendships that often extend into adulthood.
As mentioned above, nicknames can be extremely useful at school, especially if the teacher has three or four little Williams or Penelopes to deal with simultaneously.
These days initials seem to follow us everywhere, and not just on towels and briefcases. So when choosing that middle name, take care that the initials don’t spell out anything embarrassing.
For example, it won’t take long for the school bully to notice the initials of young Patrick Eamon Edwards (PEE) or Christine Olivia Walters (COW) displayed proudly on their gym bags!
Full-name powerplay alert!
Apart from writing out your different name choices, try calling them out verbally to hear how they actually resonate with first and last names.
Remember how it felt when we heard mom or dad thunderously call us by our full names whenever our conduct was less than angelic? TERENCE ZACHARY GOLDSTEIN – STOP DRENCHING YOUR BABY BROTHER WITH THAT GARDEN HOSE AT ONCE. The full-name address never failed to stop us in our tracks.
So when practising calling out your potential names, make sure that, when holle
Meaning of the name Amelia
Meaning ‘tender goddess’ (Greek), and ‘trustworthy’ and ‘beautiful’ (Arabic), Amelia has been one of the top ten most popular names for girls in the U.S.A. for the past five years in a row. Much loved nicknames for Amelia are: Amy, Lia, Mel, and Millie.
The popularity of the name Amelia grew enormously when singer Joni Mitchell released her album, Hejira, in 1976. The track, Amelia, inspired by the renowned aviator Amelia Earhart, is still considered by many to be one of Joni’s classics.
We hope you managed to pick a name from our list. If not, let it become a jump off point that sparks your own creative imagination till you come across the perfect moniker for your Amelia.
We wish you all the best with your middle name adventure!