Amy Origin and Meaning

The name Amy is a girl's name of French, Latin origin meaning "beloved".

Amy is the English variation of the Old French name Amée—Aimée in modern French. Amée was a translation of the Latin name Amata, which derived from amatus, meaning "beloved." Other spelling variations include Amie and Ami.

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 Lyonbirth name of Emma, Lady Hamilton
  • Amy AdamsAmerican actress
  • Amy Beth SchumerAmerican comedian and actress
  • Amy TanAmerican novelist
  • Amy Marcy Cheney BeachAmerican composer and pianist
  • Amy Lynn LeeAmerican lead singer of band Evanescence
  • Amy Jade WinehouseEnglish singer
  • Amy Meredith PoehlerAmerican actress/comedian
  • Amy Lee GrantAmerican singer
  • Amy Frederica BrennemanAmerican actress
  • Amy SimAmerican fashion designer ("Under the Gunn")
  • Amy ChuaAmerican lawyer and author
  • Amy Renee Heidemannsinger of American hip,hop duo Karmin
  • Amy Davis IrvingAmerican actress
  • Amy HeckerlingAmerican film director
  • Amy Lynn Carterdaughter of U.S. President Jimmy Carter
  • Amy Jo JohnsonAmerican actress
  • Amy Jean KlobucharU.S. Senator from Minnesota
  • Amy HempelAmerican short story author
  • Amy Andrea ChildsEnglish actress
  • Amy Tinteraan american writer
  • Amy Yuen Yee ChowAmerican Olympic gymnast
  • Amy Elizabeth RayAmerican singer of The Indigo Girls
  • Amy Ryan (born Amy Beth Dziewiontkowski)American actress
  • Amy Louise AckerAmerican actress
  • Amy Marie YasbeckAmerican actress
  • Amy Robsartwife of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, himself the favourite of Queen Elizabeth I of England
  • Amy Elizabeth Fisher aka the Long Island LolitaAmerican author and actress
  • Amy Blagojevichdaughter of politician Rod Blagojevich
  • Amy Joy Rodriguez ShillingAmerican soccer player
  • Amy Elizabeth CimorelliYouTuber of band Cimorelli
  • Amy DaleYouTuber of The Dale Tribe
  • Naomi "Amy" Bidenlate daughter of U.S. VP Joe Biden
  • Amy Lee aka AmyLee33English YouTuber
  • Amy TurnerAustralian rugby player
  • Amy Elizabeth CimorelliSinger/Guitarist for the band Cimorelli
  • Amy Sequenziaautistic and multiply disabled advocate, essayist, and poet
  • Amy Coney BarrettJustice of the U.S Supreme Court

Amy in Pop Culture

  • Amy Marchcharacter in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women"
  • Amy Leandercharacter in Lauren DeStefano's "The Internment Chronicles"
  • Amy Abbottcharacter on TV's "Everwood"
  • Amy Dorritcharacter in Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit"
  • Amy Brinkleybaby on TV's "Up All Night"
  • Amy Farrah Fowlercharacter on TV's "The Big Bang Theory"
  • Amy Juergensmain character on TV's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
  • Amy BaroneRobert's wife on TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond"
  • Amy aka Sailor Mercurycharacter in anime "Sailor Moon"
  • Amy Rosecharacter in the Sonic The Hedgehog video games
  • Amelia "Amy" Jessica Pondcharacter on TV's "Doctor Who"
  • Amy Pondcharacter in Supernatural
  • Amy Dyercharacter on the British TV series "In the Flesh"
  • Amy Martincharacter in the Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis
  • Amygorilla in Michael Crichton's "Congo"
  • Amy GreenRachel's sister on TV's "Friends"
  • Amyminor character on TV's "The Walking Dead"
  • Amy Flemingcharacter on TV's "Heartland"
  • Amy Madisonminor character on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
  • Amy Duncancharacter on TV's "Good Luck Charlie"
  • Amy Wongcharacter on TV's "Futurama"
  • Amy Matthewscharacter on TV's "Boy Meets World"
  • Amy Brookheimercharacter on TV's "Veep"
  • Amy Cahillcharacters in The 39 Clues series
  • Amy Barlowcharacter on British soap "Coronation Street"
  • Amy Elliot Dunnecharacter in Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl"
  • Amy Santiagocharacter on TV's 'Brooklyn Nine Nine'
  • Amy LindleyJen's daughter on TV's "Dawson's Creek"
  • Amy Sorelcharacter in the 'Soul Calibur' video games
  • Amy Jonescharacter in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
  • Amy Dubanowskicharacter on TV's "Superstore"
  • Amy Fostercharacter in "Sims" series
  • "Amy" song by Green Day
  • "Amy" song by Pure Prairie League
  • "Amy" song by Allstar Weekend
  • "Once in Love with Amy" song in musical "Where's Charley?"
  • Amy Bradshawprotagonist and main character in the movie D.E.B.S
  • Amy's Kitchenvegetarian frozen food company
  • Amycharacter in the 2019 film "Hustlers"
  • "Chasing Amy" 1997 romantic comedydrama film

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