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Amity

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Gender: Female Meaning of Amity: "friendship" Origin of Amity: Latin

The name Amity is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "friendship". Amity and is often added to lists like Colonial Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Outlandish this-or-that [girls]".

From the experts:

Amity--what nicer gift to give your little girl than a name that signifies friendship and harmony? This virtue name is also more rhythmic and feminine than the single-syllable Hope, Faith, and Grace.

Amity is a neglected gem that could make a distinctive namesake for an Aunt Amy.

Find other names based on Amity using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Amity

Amity Shlaes, American libertarian author and journalist

Pop Culture References for the name Amity

Amity "Amma," character in "Sharp Objects," by Gillian Flynn
Amity, one of the five factions of the "Divergent" series: dedicated to peacefulness, kindness, forgiveness, trust, self-sufficiency, and neutrality
"The Amityville Horror," 1977 book and series of films between 1979 and 2013, based on true stories of the Amityville Horror murders
"Amity," song by Elliott Smith
Amity, New York
Amityville, Long Island
Amity Park, setting of an
imated series "Danny Phantom"
The Amity Affliction, Australian post-hardcore band
Amity Island, setting of horror/thriller film "Jaws"
Amity Square, landmark in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum
Amity Vancour, main character of the "Broken Sky" series by L.A. Weatherly

Amitie, Amiti, Amitee

Comments

LittleMiss79 Says:

2018-12-23T17:33:04

'May I introduce my son CAL and my daughter AMITY?!' ;-)

Orchid_Lover Says:

2018-12-10T05:38:54

At work we have a customer who gives us all nicknames, so he was calling me Amityville. (My name is Amity). After months of this, my youngest co-worker--she's 22--called me "Amitybelle" because she thought that's what he was calling me the whole time. She had no idea what Amityville was.

afluffmuffin Says:

2018-06-15T21:53:09

it... makes me think of 'almighty' or 'am i tea' (always a good question lol) i don't like it that much

Daiseymae Says:

2017-09-26T16:45:28

Gorgeous name.

indrahogenson Says:

2017-06-01T21:46:26

Absolutely adore this name... What other nicknames could you use? I love Mitty, "Mitt"en! I would love to hear other options though.

danirose01 Says:

2017-05-31T19:38:42

Never met anyone named Amity but I had a dream I met one! Now I kind of love it.

CookieCrumbs Says:

2017-05-02T05:47:31

I love this name SO MUCH (even so much that if I ever moved to another state and ended up having children I wanted to name a daughter Amity Skye, and now I'm debating it as my renaming of myself), unfortunately, it's the name of the nearest small town between here and Salem, Oregon, and I can't shake that association. :'(

Daiseymae Says:

2017-01-10T06:24:42

It is a really cute name, but I keep thinking of the horror films. However, I really am liking this name.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-19T00:23:51

Love the name and meaning so much

Madisan Farnsworth Says:

2016-08-12T10:02:21

Mitty how bloody cute!! I will be naming my bubba Amity but I couldn't think of many nn I like only ammy ( pronounced Emmy) deffinetly like mitty better!

Yara Says:

2016-06-02T05:00:38

It has a nice meaning, but I can't get the Amityville Horror out of my head when I hear it.

vintageisfave Says:

2016-03-12T16:29:46

I love the name Amity! I don't care if people think about Amityville Horror- it's beautiful and needs to be used more. I mean, come on, the meaning "friendship"? Too cute! I especially like the nn Mitty! It makes the "horrifying" name so much lighter!

ThxNameberry Says:

2016-02-13T00:27:26

It's such a cute name!

Yessica Says:

2016-01-15T03:19:35

No no i'm Divergent.

KG777 Says:

2015-10-16T23:48:26

Did you have a girl? I really like Skylar Amity :)

Catastroffy Says:

2015-09-19T18:22:41

I think this name flows beautifully as a middle name for most two-syllable, a-ending names...Nina Amity, Rosa Amity, Cora Amity, Laura Amity.

Gigi97 Says:

2015-08-01T11:09:37

Has anyone read Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, the girl in that is called Amity, a clever joke on miss Flynn's behalf considering that character is pure evil.

Zelliew Says:

2015-07-10T01:40:49

It is greatly improved with the Rose added, I must say.

sirens_sam Says:

2015-07-10T00:29:36

Am I the only one thinking Jaws and not the horror house?

blu Says:

2015-03-04T21:06:27

My daughter is Amitie Emilia. I changed the spelling of the first name to make it look more like a name and less like a place (Amity, RI /Amityville, NY) or a horror film (Amityville Horror). I am still asked if it's because of the movie--but to be fair I am a horror film addict. I wanted to give her a beautiful name no one else in her school would have. Done. Also, most people don't know the Greek meaning is "Shining Light". My daughter is definitely that in my life. Everyone I know and even strangers tried to talk me out of naming her Amitie. I'm so glad I didn't listen. She's complimented all the time on her beautiful, unique name.

NaomiNY Says:

2015-02-21T21:52:29

Another remake?

Amity Says:

2015-02-14T18:25:44

I was actually named after Amityville Horror almost 25 years ago. I have that love/hate relationship with it. Most people ask if I was named after Jaws though, both not my type of movie.

eveyalecia Says:

2014-08-11T04:54:55

Amity-Rose is very pretty, and definitely helps cut out the Amityville Horror reminder that I get when it's just Amity :)

Shishi Says:

2014-07-09T22:52:13

OMG! Get tissues for Allegiant! (It's the saddest thing ever!) Finnish the book before the movie comes out! PLEASE!!!!!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-07-03T22:02:35

Amity-Rose! What a beautiful name. :D

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-07-03T22:02:09

I haven't finished Divergent yet, but I did LOVE the movie. Even if the movies are different, they will probably all be awesome. I have finished reading Insurgent. It irks me that they're planning toddo the Allegiance movie in two parts.

Shishi Says:

2014-07-03T20:49:08

The books are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better than the movie, and i love the movie to death.

Mummy To Monkeys Says:

2014-06-15T20:17:36

My little princess is called amity-rose Elizabeth and she is nearly 2

NaomiNY Says:

2014-06-11T01:20:46

Amity is one of my guilty pleasure names. I'd use it on a character, but most likely not on my little girl.

letsdothis Says:

2014-06-11T00:22:30

There's no way i would think about anything other than the Amityville Horrors. If you're unfamiliar, use Google, then promptly search for another name.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-06-11T00:07:06

Amity is a cool name. I have never even heard of Amityville Horror. This name also makes me think of Divergent. Awesome, I can't wait to see Insurgent next year.

csd267 Says:

2014-06-10T23:56:53

It reminds me of the Amityville Horrors :(

Guest Says:

2014-06-10T23:41:20

One of my new faves. It'd be so cool if people started using Amity/Verity etc. instead of Hope, Grace, and Faith so much.

Waverly123 Says:

2014-04-02T01:45:58

I love the name Amity. It's a great middle name I think :) So hard to pair with other names though!

Tay2thestars Says:

2014-04-01T20:32:01

I hope it flops or something...why remake what's already been done...again and again and again? I'm glad I like Amity enough to turn my head away from Amityville.

Orchid_Lover Says:

2014-03-31T01:13:46

They're making ANOTHER remake :(

Tay2thestars Says:

2014-03-30T20:41:30

I think Amity has such a sweet sound and meaning...I can only hope that Amityville Horror fades away as the years go by.