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Amy 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.

Amy has 21 variant forms: Aimee, Aimie, Aimy, Amada, Amata, Ame, Amee, Amecia, Ami, Amia, Amiah, Amice, Amie, Amiee, Amil, Ammie, Amye, Aymee, Aymi, Esma and Esme.

For more information, see also related names Amita, Amelia and Emily.

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.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Amy.

Popularity of Amy

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 names popularity of Amy name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Amy with its variant forms and related girl baby names.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Amy name in U.S.

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


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