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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin, French : Beloved

What Does the Name Amy Mean and Stand For? 

The name Amy comes from the Old French name Amée (modern spelling: Aimée). It also has Latin roots from the word amare, which means "to love." 

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How Popular Is The Name Amy

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What Does the Name Amy Mean? 

Amy is a girls' name of French origin, meaning "beloved." It is derived from the latin amare, meaning "to love," and is a variation of the Old French Name Amée. 

How Popular is the Name Amy? 

Amy is the #216 most popular name in the U.S., according to Social Security Administration data. It was the 2nd most popular girls' name throughout the 1970s, and has been slowly declining in popularity since. However, it ranks #13 on 

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Amy was at its peak popularity in October 2020. 

Popularity of the Name Amy in the United States 

Amy was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • District of Columbia
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • Minnesota 
  • Maine

Famous Amy's and Amy in Pop Culture 

Some celebrities named Amy include the actresses Amy Adams, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, and Amy Ryan, as well as the late singer Amy Winehouse, the American politician Amy Klobuchar, and the author Amy Tan. 

Amy is a popular name for book and TV characters as well. Amy March is one of the main characters of Louisa May Alcott's classic Little Women, Amy Santiago is a character in Brooklyn 99, and Amy Pond is a character in Doctor Who

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