Origin: Proto-Germanic
Meaning: “work, labor”
Usage: Ancient Germanic (Latinized), Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Dutch, German, English
Nicknames: Emmy, Emelie/Emily, Leen

Emmeline is the anglicized form of Old French name Ameline, originating as a diminutive of Amélie, the French form of Ameliawhich derives from Germanic element amal meaning “work”, connoting the idea of industriousness and fertility.



  • Emmaline (English)
  • Emmalyn (English)
  • Emmelyn (English)
  • Emelina (Spanish)
  • Ameline (French)
  • Amelina (Ancient Germanic)
  • Amalia (German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Romanian)
  • Amelia (English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Dutch, German)
  • Émeline (French)


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