#12. Amelia (girls)

- Total babies with this name: 80,666

- Peak popularity: 2018 (Rank: #8; 12,301 babies born)

- Lowest popularity: 2010 (Rank: #41; 5,455 babies born

Amelia comes from German roots, and it means "to work." The name has a history of popularity thanks to iconic namesakes like Amelia Earhart, but it fell slightly out of popular use in the middle of the century. It has since been increasing in popularity pretty steadily since the 1960s, however, around the time that the popular "Amelia Bedelia" children's book series began getting published by Harper & Row.

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