What does Amy mean?
Anglicized form of the Old French Amee, meaning "beloved", which originated as a nickname from the Latin Amata, from "amare", meaning "to love". Mythology: wife of King Latinus, whose daughter Lavinia married Aeneas and according to the "Aeneid", became the mother of the Roman people. The name was given prominence by Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women". Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken; poet Amy Lowell; evangelist Aimée Semple McPherson; actresses Amy Madigan, Amy Sedaris; singer Amy Grant.
Amy has 1 masculine form: Amyas.Kreatif forms: Amyna, Amyva, Aoiamy. [more]
How popular is Amy?
Amy is a very prominent first name for females (#32 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#13641 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name history of Amy for girls. Amy reached its highest rank of #2 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is at #148 currently. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the history of Amy and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Amy (#148 in recent rankings) are Emily (#7 in recent rankings), Amelia (#15), Amia (#709), Aimee (#815), Esme (#816), Amya (#825), Amie, Ami, Amiah and Ammie. These relations of Amy were at the apex of their popularity 44 years ago (usage of 0.41%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.33%, ▼18%). Emily is the continual favorite, though Amelia has gained in popularity, while versions such as Amie used to be popular.
Thinking of names?
Amy▲ is pronounced similarly to Aimey, Ama, Amaia, Amaya▲, Amey, Amiya▲, Amiyah▲, Amma, Ema, Emma▲, Emmey, Emmi, Emmy▲, Emmye, Ima▼, Oma▼, Ooma, Uma and Yuma. Other suggested similar baby names are Ady and Agy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Amy.