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Gender: Female Meaning of Amy: "beloved" Origin of Amy: French Amy's Popularity in 2017: #174

The name Amy is a girl's name of French, Latin origin meaning "beloved". Amy is ranked #174 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Classic Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

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, birth name of Emma, Lady Hamilton, mistress of Admiral Lord Nelson; muse of painter George Romney
Amy Adams, American actress
Amy Beth Schumer, American comedian and actress
Amy Tan, American novelist
Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, American composer and pianist
Amy Lynn Lee, American lead singer of band Evanescence
Amy Jade Winehouse, English singer
Amy Meredith Poehler, American actress/comedian
Amy Lee Grant, American singer
Amy Frederica Brenneman, American actress
Amy Sim, American fashion designer ("Under the Gunn")
Amy Chua, American lawyer and author
Amy Renee Heidemann, singer of American hip-hop duo Karmin
Amy Davis Irving, American actress
Amy Heckerling, American film director
Amy Lynn Carter, daughter of U.S. President Jimmy Carter
Amy Jo Johnson, American actress
Amy Jean Klobuchar, U.S. Senator from Minnesota
Amy Hempel, American short story author
Amy Andrea Childs, English actress
Amy Tintera, an american writer
Amy Yuen Yee Chow, American Olympic gymnast
Amy Elizabeth Ray, American singer of The Indigo Girls
Amy Ryan (born Amy Beth Dziewiontkowski), American actress
Amy Louise Acker, American actress
Amy Marie Yasbeck, American actress
Amy Robsart, wife of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, himself the favourite of Queen Elizabeth I of England
Amy Elizabeth Fisher aka the Long Island Lolita, American author and actress
Amy Blagojevich, daughter of politician Rod Blagojevich
Amy Joy Rodriguez Shilling, American soccer player
Amy Elizabeth Cimorelli, YouTuber of band Cimorelli
Amy Dale, YouTuber of The Dale Tribe
Naomi "Amy" Biden, late daughter of U.S. VP Joe Biden
Amy Lee aka AmyLee33, English YouTuber
Amy Turner, Australian rugby player

Pop Culture References for the name Amy

Amy March, character in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women"
Amy Leander, character in Lauren DeStefano's "The Internment Chronicles"
Amy Abbott, character on TV's "Everwood"
Amy Dorrit, character in Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit"
Amy Brinkley, baby on TV's "Up All Night"
Amy Farrah Fowler, character on TV's "The Big Bang Theory"
Amy Juergens, main character on TV's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
Amy Barone, Robert's wife on TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Amy aka Sailor Mercury, character in anime "Sailor Moon"
Amy Rose, character in the Sonic The Hedgehog video games
Amelia "Amy" Jessica Pond, character on TV's "Doctor Who"
Amy Pond, character in Supernatural
Amy Dyer, character on the British TV series "In the Flesh"
Amy Martin, character in the Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis
Amy, gorilla in Michael Crichton's "Congo"
Amy Green, Rachel's sister on TV's "Friends"
Amy, minor character on TV's "The Walking Dead"
Amy Fleming, character on TV's "Heartland"
Amy Madison, minor character on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Amy Duncan, character on TV's "Good Luck Charlie"
Amy Wong, character on TV's "Futurama"
Amy Matthews, character on TV's "Boy Meets World"
Amy Brookheimer, character on TV's "Veep"
Amy Cahill, characters in The 39 Clues series
Amy Barlow, character on British soap "Coronation Street"
Amy Elliot Dunne, character in Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl"
Amy Santiago, character on TV's 'Brooklyn Nine Nine'
Amy Lindley, Jen's daughter on TV's "Dawson's Creek"
Amy Sorel, character in the 'Soul Calibur' video games
Amy Jones, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Amy Dubanowski, character on TV's "Superstore"
Amy Foster, character 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 Bradshaw, protagonist and main character in the movie D.E.B.S
Amy's Kitchen, vegetarian frozen food company

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Amy's International Variations

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