Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name 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.

All About the Baby 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.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL 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.

Quick Facts

ON AMY

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

139

PRONUNCIATION:

A-mee

SIMPLE MEANING:

Beloved

Characteristics

OF AMY

Communicative

Creative

Optimistic

Popular

Social

Dramatic

Happy

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Amy

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME AMY

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

Airline Amy
a song by Weird Al Yankovic

Amy
a song by Elton John

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

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)
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)
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

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Amy

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME AMY

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