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Gender: F Meaning of Amy: "beloved" Origin of Amy: French Amy's Popularity in 2013: #139

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Amy was second only to Jennifer for the whole decade of the 1970s and, though far less used for babies today, remains a short, sweet Little Women-style classic. When asked which seventies name might make a comeback, several Berries placed their bets on Amy.

Amy rocketed to popularity in the late nineteenth century along with the other Louisa May Alcott Little Women names (Amy was the artistic one), fell from favor, then burst onto the scene again in the 1960s, when parents were turning back to basic names like Jessie, Maggie and Molly.

The many notable Amys on the scene today include actors Amy Adams, Amy Ryan and Amy Poehler, singer Amy Grant, director Amy Heckerling and author Amy Tan.

Amy was the name of 'Little Dorrit' in the Dickens novel.

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Famous People Named Amy

Amy Lyon, better known by her adopted name Emma Hart, and better known still as Lady Hamilton, lover of Admiral Lord Nelson
Amy Robsart, ill-fated wife of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, lover of Queen Elizabeth I
Amy Adams, Academy Award-nominated American actress
Amy Tan, Chinese-American author
Amy Beach, American composer and pianist
Amy Lee, American musician
Amy Jade Winehouse, English singer
Amy Blagojevich (1996), daughter of Rod & Patricia Blagojevich
Amy Meredith Poehler, American actress/comedian
Amy Grant, American singer
Amy Sim, fashion designer & contestant on "Under the Gunn"
Amy Chua, Tiger Mother
Amy Heidemann, lead singer of Karmin, with boyfriend Nick Noonan
Amy Irving, American actress
Amy Jo Johnson, Pink Power Ranger from the tv series
Amy Childs, former cast member of The Only Way Is Essex
Amy Ryan, American actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Amy

Amy Juergens, main character of The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Amy Dorrit, of Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit
Amy, the baby on the sitcom Up All Night
Amy Farrah Fowler, from the Big Bang Theory
Amy Barone, Robert's wife on Everybody Loves Raymond
Amy, Sailor Mercury's name in "Sailor Moon"
Amy Rose, from Sonic The Hedgehog
Amelia "Amy" Jessica Pond, character from the TV show "Doctor Who"
"Amy" song by Green Day
Amy Martin, character in the Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis
Amy, gorilla in Michael Crichton's book "Congo"
Amy Green, Rachel's sister on FRIENDS
Amy, minor character on AMC's "The Walking Dead" (Emma Bell)
Amy, song by Pure Prarie League
Amy Fleming, character on TV show Heartland
Amy Madison, minor character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Amy Duncan, character on "Good Luck Charlie"
Amy Wong, character on Futurama
Amy Matthews, Mother on the TV show "Boy Meets World"
Amy Brookheimer, character on the HBO series Veep
Amy Cahill, one of the main characters in the 39 clues book series
Amy Barlow, young character in "Coronation Street"

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Amy's International Variations

Amelie, Aimeé (French) Amalia, Amadea (Italian) Ema (Romanian) Amaliya (Russian) Amada (Spanish) Amata (Swedish)