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Meaning and name origin
Amy \a-my\ as a girl's name is pronounced AY-mee. It is of Old French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Amy is "beloved". 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.
There is 1 masculine form of Amy: Amyas.
Amy is a very popular first name for females (#32 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#13597 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Amy for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Amy and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Aimee, Amelia, Ami, Amia, Amiah, Amie, Ammie, Amy, Emily and Esme. (2014 statistics).
Amy is also pronounced similarly to Aimey, Ama, Amey, Amma, Ema, Emmy, Ima, Oma and Uma. Other suggested similar baby names are Ady, Agy, Aime, Ana, Anh, Ann, Anny, Anya, Anyu and Ayn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Amy.
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