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Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. She was the first female aviator to fly solo across the atlantic, and was lost at sea in 1937 when she attempted a circumnavigational flight of the globe. Amelia is comprised of a mashup of the Latin name Emilia and the Germanic name Amalia. The name may have its roots in Henry Fielding’s novel Amelia (1751), but this is uncertain.
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