Amelia is a variant of Amalia. Amalia originates in Germanic languages and means "hard-working". Throughout history, Amalia was a popular feminine given name of royalty, especially in the Netherlands and Scandinavian countries. A famous bearer of the name Amelia was Amelia Earhart, the first woman to make a solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean. Also, Saint Amelia is the patron saint of farmers, fishermen and those who suffer from pain in the arm or shoulder.