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What does Ami mean?

Ami Pronunciation of Ami [ami] as a name for girls means "beloved". Ami is a variant form of Amy (Old French, Latin).


Ami has 13 variants: Aimee, Aimie, Aimy, Amee, Amia, Amiah, Amie, Amiee, Ammie, Amya, Amye, Aymee and Aymi.

8 more relations via Amy: Amada, Amata, Ame, Amecia, Amice, Amil, Esma and Esme.

Creative forms:
(female) Asi, Azi, ..

(male) Aal, Aan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ami Alice (A.A.), ..

How popular is Ami?

Ami is a very popular first name for women (#1517 out of 4276, Top 35%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#96918 out of 150436, Top 64%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ami entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #600 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ami name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ami outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Aimee (#914 last year), Amada, Amee, Amia (#782), Amiah (#1205), Amie, Amiee, Ammie, Amy (#158), Amya (#903), Esma and Esme (#682) are the prominent related forms of Ami. These relations of Ami were at the top of their popularity during 1970-1979 (adoption of 3.04%) and are now significantly less widespread (adoption 0.2%, 93.3%). Amy has historically been popular among parents, although Esme appears to be becoming a favorite too, while forms like Ami used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ami, Aimee, Amada, Amee, Amia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amiah, Amie, Amiee, Ammie, Amy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amya, Esma, Esme in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aimee, Amy, Esme outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ami is pronounced similarly to Aimey, Ama, Amaia, Amaya, Amey, Amiya, Amiyah, Amma, Ema, Emma, Emmi, Emmie, Emmy, Ima, Oma, Ooma, Uma and Yuma. Other recommended names are Abi, Adi, Agi, Aki, Ali, Amit and Ari. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ami.

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