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, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#13597 out of 88799, Top 15%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Amy for girls. Amy reached its highest rank of #2 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Amy and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Emily (#7), Amelia (#15), Amy (#148), Amia (#709), Aimee (#815), Esme (#816), Amiah, Ami, Amie and Ammie. (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.