First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1795. From Germanic compound names beginning with *amal, "vigor, bravery". Cognate with German Amalia and English Amelia.
- A female given name.
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
-  Population Register of Latvia: Amālija was the only given name of 133 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.