Amelia is one of the hottest girls’ names and it updates to the ubiquitous Emily and Amanda. Amelia emerged as the top British baby name in 2011 and retains the number one spot. In 2017, Amelia vaulted into the US top 10 for the first time. It’s firmly seated at the top and has remained there ever since.
Due to the name’s popularity, we often get a lot of requests for suggested middle names to use with it. Recently, we got a request for recommendations from an expecting mom who is 17 weeks pregnant. She’d landed on the first name but felt unsure about which middle name to choose. Thankfully, the Mamas Uncut community came to the rescue with a multitude of ideas about the best middle name to pair with Amelia. We decided to rank the suggestions to bring you the best middle names that go with Amelia as proposed by our wonderful followers. Here are 25 excellent middle names that do the trick.
For a wonderfully sophisticated and classic name pairing, consider Amelia Elizabeth. Many people from the community that the pairing sounds smart and we must agree! Elizabeth is an English name with Hebrew roots that means “my God is abundance.”
A good number of people thought the name, Amelia Pearl sounded just right. The middle name Pearl would be especially good for a baby girl born in June, as it’s the birthstone for the month.
As far as baby girl middle names go, you can’t go wrong with Kay. Kay goes with just about every other name and is short and sweet. If you have a unique last night name, Kay is simple enough to not complicate it further. Kay is short for Katherine and means “pure.” Amelia Kay all day!
Lynn or Lynne is a most popular middle name for good reason. Like Kay, Lynn plays nicely with others and adds a touch of charm. The name has Welsh origins and means “lake.” So, if you’re in the market for a nature name that’s not too “out there” this would be an excellent choice.
Today we learned about the perceived medicinal purposes of this ornamental stone. The name is derived from the Spanish piedra de la ijada, which means “stone of the colic.” There was a belief that when jade was placed on the stomach, it could cure colic in babies. Who knew? Jade sounds excellent next to Amelia and it helps bring the name a little edge.
If you’re after a double-a name, Amelia Ann is one of our most favorite. Ann is a shortened form of Hannah which has Hebrew origins and means “grace.” A truly beautiful name.
Both Lee and Leigh are acceptable! Many people thought that Leigh sounded perfect when paired with Amelia and we’d have to agree. Leigh is an Old English name that means “meadow.” How lovely is that?
Because Amelia is a three-syllable name for girls, we tend to favor one-syllable names to pair with it. However, a community member recommended Simone and we think it’s a winner. Amelia Simone sounds so impressive. The name comes from Hebrew and means “hear.”
The English name Brooke means “near a small stream.” Amelia Brooke manages to sound extremely strong yet serene, which is probably why so many people suggested the pairing. We love this name!
Famed aviator, Amelia Earhart had a fine middle name: Mary. Mary is considered a diminutive of many names beginning with M and therefore has several meanings. “Bitter”, “beloved”, “rebelliousness”, “wished-for child”, “marine”, and “drop of the sea” are all possibilities.
We’re not sure if this was intentional, but a lot of people suggested the middle name Paige. Not only does it sound great, but it also gives the name a fun meaning. Amelia means “industrious” and Paige means “helper.” So, you’ve got a little one you can count on in Amelia Paige.
Amelia is such a lyrical name that the bluntness of Blake helps bring contrast. Blake is an English name that means “dark.” Amelia Blake sounds literary like a name from your favorite novel.
Names that start with “J” were some of the most suggested by the community. Partly, because you can call your daughter “AJ” for short. For a summer baby, June makes a fine name. The Latin baby name means “young.”
While Rain is a beautiful nature-inspired name, it was also used as a nickname for Regina (which means “queen”) in Roman times. Amelia Rain is such a romantic name and we absolutely love this recommendation.
Bree is an Irish name that’s short for Breanna or Brina and means “hill.” Amelia Bree is a breezy, beautiful pairing that’s perfect for parents after a no-fuss name.
Amelia Rae has a ring to it! Rae is a shortened form of the Hebrew name Rachel and means “ewe.” This was one of the most popular suggestions and it’s easy to see why.
Some mothers answered with their own daughters’ names. Amelia Jane is a popular choice and some even explained that they chose Jane because of their admiration for novelist Jane Austen. Jane is a form of John and means “God is gracious.”
Gray is a stately choice that has a certain coolness to it. Amelia Gray sounds just right. As you might have guessed, Gray is an English name that means “gray-haired.”
Amelia Rose is as charming as they come and it was one of the most suggested middle names for girls. Rose, of course, refers to the flower.
One of the most popular middle names for Amelia is Joy! Bring joy to the world with this upbeat, happy name. If you want a super cute name that’s not overly complicated, choose Amelia Joy.
Ryan is a gender-neutral name that proves extremely versatile. Amelia Ryan would be a fabulous first and middle name pairing. Ryan has Irish origins and means “illustrious.” You can’t beat that!
As a name, Sky was first used in Norse and it means “cloud.” Amelia Sky is a perfectly ethereal name that manages to be bold while still floating on air.
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We had to say Amelia Claire out loud a few times for it to fully resonate. It totally works! Claire has origins in Latin and means “clear” or “bright.”
Without a doubt, the most submitted name and one of our favorites, Grace was recommended over and over again. Amelia Grace is a balanced and beautiful name for girls. Grace is a classic virtue name that means “gracious.” It’s perfect.
There you go! 25 middle names that go with Amelia! The Mamas Uncut community never fails to deliver the goods, especially when it comes to helpful suggestions like what middle name to choose. We love each of these names and hope you feel inspired or even found the right one for your daughter!
Andrew is an Assistant Editor for Mamas Uncut with over ten years of experience as a writer in the creative, marketing, and blogging spaces. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a passion for telling stories in a variety of mediums. Obsessively making lists, reporting celebrity news, and diving into emerging pop cultural topics are a few of his interests.
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