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Quick Facts on Amy

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, French, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 139
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Amy

  • Communicative
  • Creative
  • Optimistic
  • Popular
  • Social
  • Dramatic
  • Happy

Etymology & Historical Origin - Amy

The name Amy comes from the Old French (“Amee”) which means ‘beloved’ by way of feminizing the Latin “amare” (‘to love’). The Latin equivalent – “Amata” – was born in classical Greek mythology as the wife of King Latinus from Virgil’s Aeneid. As the story goes, King Latinus (king of the Latins) and Amata were the parents of Lavinia who would eventually marry the hero Aeneas and become the mother of the Roman people.

Popularity of the Name Amy

Amy has always been a relatively popular name in the United States for over 100 years. It did drop down to moderate levels of success between the 1920’s and 1940’s, but it bounced back slowly so that by the 1970’s, the name clearly hit its peak. Since then, Amy has lost some favor but we expect it to stick around. The name is simple, feminine and unassuming. For those parents who want to dress it up a bit can use the French Aimée.
Popularity of the Girl Name Amy
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Amy

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Amy

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Amy

    Amy March (Little Women) Amy March is the youngest of the four sisters in Louisa May Alcott’s much-loved novel, “Little Women” (1868). As the baby of the family, little Amy is spoiled and prone to tantrums. She is vain and covets the luxuries in life. Popularity among her peers is important so she strives to conduct herself as the proper young lady. Despite being somewhat high-maintenance, Amy (like all the March girls) is a delightful young character.

  • Popular Songs on Amy

    Popular Songs on Amy

    Airline Amy - a song by Weird Al Yankovic

    Amy - a song by Elton John

    Amy - a song by Ryan Adams

    Amy Amy Amy - a song by Amy Winehouse

    Amy Hit The Atmosphere - a song by The Counting Crows

    Amy's Eyes - a song by Shawn Mullins

    Chasing Amy - a song by Allister

    If U Seek Amy - a song by Britney Spears

    Once In Love With Amy - a song by Frank Sinatra

    Song for Amy - a song by Jack Ingram

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Amy

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Amy

    A Letter to Amy (Jack Ezra Keats) - Peter's birthday party is coming up soon and he wants to invite Amy. He struggles to keep the invitation a surprise. A realistic story about friends set in a urban setting with intriguing pictures. Recommended for ages 4-6.

    Love Is A Gift (Lauren Brooke) - When Amy journeys to Australia with her sister Lou to visit their father on his horse ranch, she doesn't feel like part of his new family. So Amy delves into the stable work, certain that the horses will at least welcome her. But when she reaches a breakthrough with one of the jumpers, the other trainers resent her success. Amy is frustrated that she always feels out of place whenever she's away from Heartland. It takes a family crisis for Amy to discover she can take on new roles -- and make new friends. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    The Pink Party (Maryann MacDonald) - Amy and Lisa's friendship is jeopardized by a competition over who can have the most pink things. Recommended for ages 5-8.

  • Famous People Named Amy

    Famous People Named Amy

    Famous People Named Amy - Amy Brenneman (actress); Amy Grant (musician); Amy Irving (actress); Amy Poehler (actress/comic); Amy Smart (actress); Amy Winehouse (musician); Amy Adams (actress); Amy Tan (author); Amy Heckerling (director); Amy Sedaris (actress/author)

  • Children of Famous People Named Amy

    Children of Famous People Named Amy

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Amy - Arnold Palmer (golfer); Blake Edwards (director); Charles Schultz (cartoonist); Henry Fonda (actor); James L. Brooks (director); Jimmy Carter (U.S. President); Julie Andrews (actress); Maury Povich (TV personality); Ozzy Osbourne (musucuan); Regis Philbin (TV personality); Robert Redford (actor); Willie Nelson (musician)

  • Historic Figures

    Amy - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Amy - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Amy.

Personality of the Girl Name Amy

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

Variations of the Baby Name - Amy

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