How popular is the baby name Amalia in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Amalia and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Amalia.
I can’t tell you much about Count John VI of Nassau-Dillenburg (1536-1606), but I do know that he had a whole bunch of children. Want to know their names? Of course you do! Here they are, listed by mother.
13 children with first wife Elisabeth:
- William Louis (b. 1560)
- John (b. 1561)
- George (b. 1562)
- Elisabeth (b. 1564)
- Juliana (b. 1565)
- Philip (b. 1566)
- Maria (b. 1568)
- Anna Sibylla (b. 1569)
- Mathilde (b. 1570)
- Albert (b. 1572)
- Ernst Casimir (b. 1573)
- Louis Gunther (b. 1575)
- stillborn (b. 1579)
4 children with second wife Kunigunde:
- stillborn (b. 1581)
- Maria Amalia (b. 1582)
- Kunigunde (b. 1583)
- stillborn (b. 1585)
7 children with third wife Johannetta:
- George Louis (b. 1588)
- John Louis (b. 1590)
- Johannette Elisabeth (b. 1593)
- Anna (b. 1594)
- Magdalene (b. 1595)
- Anna Amalie (b. 1599)
- Juliane (b. 1602)
Do you particularly like (or dislike) any of the above names?
Source: Johann VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
We helped nine readers brainstorm for baby names in July of 2009.
So far, I’ve heard back from five of those nine. Kendra went with Trenton, Kim selected Charles, Britta picked Amalia, Eric chose Daphne and Abby opted for Ronan.
I have yet to hear back from Anna, Kelly, Andria and Pam.
A reader named Liz is expecting a baby girl and she’d like some help coming up with a name. Here are some details:
- Liz likes “traditional names that are not the type of name the person wearing it will be teased for,” such as Amalia, Charlotte, Sofia and Louisa/Louise.
- Liz’s husband like “names that sound cute for a little kid but good for an adult,” such as Grace, Beatrice and Nathalie. (Liz doesn’t care for Beatrice/Beatrix, though.)
So far, Louise/Louisa is the only name both Liz and her husband can agree on.
Here are some other names that I thought might work:
No name is immune to teasing, but I did bump Harriet, which is dangerously close to “hairy.”
What other names would you suggest to Liz?
I finished reading The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos earlier this week. On the penultimate page, I spotted:
Floating on a sea of tender feelings, under a brilliant starlit night, he fell in love again: with Ana and Miriam and Verónica and Vívian and Mimi and Beatriz and Rosario and Margarita and Adriana and Graciela and Josefina and Virginia and Minerva and Marta and Alicia and Regina and Violeta and Pilar and Finas and Matilda and Jacinta and Irene and Jolanda and Carmencita and María de la Luz and Eulalia and Conchita and Esmeralda and Vívian and Adela and Irma and Amalia and Dora and Ramona and Vera and Gilda an Rita and Berta and Consuelo and Eloisa and Hilda and Juana and Perpetua and María Rosita and Delmira and Floriana and Inés and Digna and Angélica and Diana and Ascensión and Teresa and Aleida and Manuela and Celia and Emelina and Victoria and Mercedes and…
That’s 58 names. (Vívian’s in there twice, though. The total is 57 if you count Vívian only once.)
I think that’s the most names I’ve ever seen in a single sentence.
Sophia, Isabella, Hannah, Olivia… these names were once considered old-fashioned. Now that they’re the 4th, 7th, 8th and 9th most popular baby names in the nation, though, they are quite in fashion. This is an unfortunate turn of events for those who once loved the “antique” sound of these names.
Now the big question is: Are there any good, old-fashioned names left out there? Ones that don’t look like they’ll be skyrocketing in popularity anytime soon?
I think so. Here are a few I’ve come up with:
Most of these are fashionably dense with vowels, making them more sonorous than the likes of, say, Myrtle and Mildred. Still, they’ve remained under the radar. (Think any of them will ever catch on?)