Quick Facts on Aimee
- French, Latin
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e-MAY or A-mee
Etymology & Historical Origin - Aimee
Aimée is the French spelling of Amy. It is pronounced e-MAY by the French but more typically A-mee by the English. It was first used by the French during the Middle Ages as a colloquial nickname Aimé meaning “beloved” from the Latin “amare” which means “to love”. Ironically, Aimee is now more popular within English speaking countries than in France. The French spelling is quite popular in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Ireland, and England (the name is a Top 80 choice in all of these nations), but no longer ranked in France itself. On the flip side, the more typical English spelling of Amy is used with even more frequency on the British Isles than Aimee. Amy is a Top 150 name in the United States (without the accent mark), but the French Aimee trails far behind.
Popularity of the Name Aimee
Aimee made her debut on the American popularity charts long ago in the late 19th century. She showed up sporadically but eventually disappeared from the charts in the first part of the 20th century. The name reappeared on the female charts in 1953 and soared to relatively high levels of usage pretty quickly. Aimee was obviously riding the success of the more traditionally English Amy and reached her high point of popularity during the 1970s and early 80s. The spelling of Aimee holds more French flair for some American parents who prefer it over the plainer three lettered Amy. Whether you prefer Amy or Aimee, both names are not only sweet and elegant in their simplicity, but they are also “beloved” by many. Some think Aimee is more pretentious, thanks to the French origins, but you have to admit, it’s simply darling and hard to criticize. It’s definitely more fanciful than Amy, but it’s also so widely embraced among English speakers that it’s almost as familiar. We also adore the nickname they use in Ireland: Mimi. In the United States, Amy is still holding strong, but Aimee has dropped off the American radar in the past twenty years. This spelling is now used quite infrequently giving it a slight edge of originality.
Popularity of the Girl Name Aimee
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Aimee
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Aimee
Aimee (Mary Beth Miller) Aimee is the titular character of the book "Aimee" by Mary Beth Miller. Aimee's dead, and everyone believes that her best friend helped her commit suicide. After Aimee dies, after the trial, after the move to the new town, she's completely alone-paralyzed by he loneliness, guilt and anger at everyone's suppression of the truth. Isolated, she writes in her journal, and gradually lets readers into her world. A world where parents don't listen, therapists don't help, and best friends betray you. In the end, she realizes that while she never could have saved Aimee, she might be able to save herself.
Popular Songs on Aimee
Aimee - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Aimee.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Aimee
Aimee's A Book (J. L. Mazzeo) - Learn about apes, ants, airplanes, art, apples, and other "A" words. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Aimee
Famous People Named Aimee - Aimee Mann (musician); Aimee Garcia (actress); Aimee Carrero (actress); Aimee Teegarden (actress); Princess Aimée of Orange-Nassau (royalty)
Children of Famous People Named Aimee
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Aimee - Ozzy Osbourne (hard rock musician); Sharon Osbourne (TV personality)
Aimee - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Aimee - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Aimee.
Personality of the Girl Name Aimee
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Aimee