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What does Amy mean?

Amy Pronunciation of 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. Also form of Amelia. Also form of Emily.


ASSOCIATED WITH old, mythology, king (queen), roman, little


VARIANTS Aimee, Aimie, Aimy, Amada, Amata, Ame, Amee, Amecia, Ami, Amia, Amiah, Amice, Amie, Amiee, Amil, Ammie, Amya, Amye, Aymee, Aymi, Esma, Esme





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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)

Amy reached its highest rank of #2 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is at #205 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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?

Prominent related forms of Amy (#205 IN RECENT RANKINGS) are Amelia (#8), Emily (#12), Esme (#556), Amia (#960), Amya (#1123), Aimee (#1224), Amiah (#1335), Amada, Amee, Ami, Amie, Amiee, Ammie and Esma. These relations of Amy were at the apex of their popularity 48 years ago (USAGE OF 2.3%) and are somewhat less popular today (USAGE 1.4%, 38.1%). Emily is the continual favorite, though Amelia is currently ranked higher, while versions such as Aimee 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-sounding names are Ady and Agy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Amy.

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