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What does Amy mean?

Amy Pronunciation of Amy [amy] as a girls' 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.

Associated with: old, mythology, king (queen), roman, little.

Variations

Amy has 22 variants: Aimee, Aimie, Aimy, Amada, Amata, Ame, Amecia, Amee, Ami, Amia, Amiah, Amice, Amie, Amiee, Amil, Ammie, Amya, Amye, Aymee, Aymi, Esma and Esme.

Affiliated girl names: Amita, Amelia and Emily.

Amy has 1 masculine form: Amyas.

Creative forms:
(female) Almy, Amme, ..

(male) Aar, Amyar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Amy Kalli (A.K.), ..

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 #158 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Displayed below is a study of the history of Amy and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Amy (#158 in recent rankings) are Emily (#8 in recent rankings), Amelia (#12), Esme (#682), Amia (#782), Amya (#903), Aimee (#914), Amiah (#1205), Esma, Amie, Amada, Amee, Ami, Amiee and Ammie. These relations of Amy were at the apex of their popularity 45 years ago (usage of 3.3%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 1.7%, 49.9%). Emily is the continual favorite, though Amia has gained in popularity, while versions such as Amie used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amy, Aimee, Amada, Amee, Amelia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ami, Amia, Amiah, Amie, Amiee in U.S.

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

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

Similar 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 names are Ady and Agy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Amy.

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