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Girl Name: Amy

Name: Amy
Pronunciation: \a-my\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: beloved
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Amita, Amelia, Emily
Sounds Like: Amey, Ama
Variant forms: Aimee, Aimie, Aimy, Amada, Amata, Ame, Amee, Amecia, Ami, Amia, Amiah, Amice, Amie, Amiee, Amil, Ammie, Amye, Aymee, Aymi, Esma, Esme
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 32
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 13597

Description

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 Aim?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.

Baby names that sound like Amy are Amey and Ama.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Amy.

Popularity

Amy is a very popular first name for women (#32 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#13597 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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