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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 167 167 0
1881 145 145 0
1882 196 196 0
1883 209 209 0
1884 205 205 0
1885 240 240 0
1886 226 226 0
1887 251 251 0
1888 236 236 0
1889 252 252 0
1890 275 275 0
1891 266 266 0
1892 331 331 0
1893 281 281 0
1894 329 329 0
1895 303 303 0
1896 320 320 0
1897 315 315 0
1898 341 341 0
1899 281 281 0
1900 335 335 0
1901 244 244 0
1902 255 255 0
1903 242 242 0
1904 255 255 0
1905 269 269 0
1906 240 240 0
1907 247 247 0
1908 245 245 0
1909 244 244 0
1910 287 287 0
1911 301 296 5
1912 371 371 0
1913 387 387 0
1914 472 472 0
1915 624 624 0
1916 595 595 0
1917 610 610 0
1918 573 573 0
1919 609 609 0
1920 624 624 0
1921 625 619 6
1922 612 612 0
1923 596 596 0
1924 605 605 0
1925 561 561 0
1926 493 493 0
1927 446 446 0
1928 371 366 5
1929 343 343 0
1930 386 386 0
1931 347 347 0
1932 341 341 0
1933 303 303 0
1934 321 321 0
1935 325 325 0
1936 334 334 0
1937 332 326 6
1938 354 354 0
1939 364 364 0
1940 389 389 0
1941 423 423 0
1942 473 473 0
1943 470 465 5
1944 447 447 0
1945 440 440 0
1946 521 521 0
1947 577 577 0
1948 611 611 0
1949 984 984 0
1950 1,185 1,185 0
1951 1,444 1,444 0
1952 1,753 1,753 0
1953 2,309 2,304 5
1954 2,682 2,674 8
1955 3,203 3,196 7
1956 3,552 3,552 0
1957 4,083 4,076 7
1958 4,833 4,822 11 #97 girl name
1959 5,594 5,584 10 #85 girl name
1960 5,983 5,972 11 #77 girl name
1961 6,632 6,614 18 #68 girl name
1962 7,201 7,182 19 #61 girl name
1963 8,243 8,231 12 #54 girl name
1964 9,607 9,579 28 #44 girl name
1965 11,550 11,528 22 #35 girl name
1966 13,034 13,002 32 #30 girl name
1967 16,162 16,129 33 #12 girl name
1968 17,134 17,089 45 #13 girl name
1969 21,535 21,468 67 #6 girl name
1970 25,275 25,212 63 #5 girl name
1971 26,313 26,238 75 #5 girl name
1972 25,944 25,872 72 #5 girl name
1973 27,051 26,965 86 #2 girl name
1974 29,660 29,567 93 #2 girl name
1975 32,341 32,252 89 #2 girl name
1976 31,437 31,343 94 #2 girl name
1977 26,805 26,731 74 #3 girl name
1978 23,277 23,216 61 #4 girl name
1979 21,677 21,613 64 #5 girl name
1980 19,892 19,832 60 #8 girl name
1981 20,407 20,344 63 #6 girl name
1982 18,854 18,801 53 #10 girl name
1983 17,152 17,095 57 #12 girl name
1984 16,058 15,992 66 #13 girl name
1985 14,471 14,422 49 #20 girl name
1986 13,511 13,452 59 #22 girl name
1987 11,837 11,786 51 #24 girl name
1988 10,072 10,032 40 #29 girl name
1989 8,924 8,897 27 #35 girl name
1990 8,484 8,457 27 #38 girl name
1991 7,292 7,274 18 #43 girl name
1992 6,358 6,342 16 #51 girl name
1993 5,434 5,422 12 #65 girl name
1994 4,699 4,690 9 #77 girl name
1995 4,533 4,527 6 #76 girl name
1996 4,079 4,070 9 #88 girl name
1997 3,697 3,690 7 #92 girl name
1998 3,491 3,485 6 #96 girl name
1999 3,208 3,203 5
2000 3,176 3,171 5
2001 2,941 2,935 6
2002 3,102 3,095 7
2003 2,886 2,878 8
2004 3,125 3,114 11
2005 2,962 2,952 10
2006 2,744 2,744 0
2007 2,828 2,828 0
2008 2,549 2,539 10
2009 2,489 2,483 6
2010 2,280 2,280 0
2011 2,195 2,190 5
2012 2,233 2,233 0
2013 2,231 2,231 0
2014 2,191 2,186 5
2015 2,031 2,031 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Amy baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 688,507 babies born with the name Amy in the United States. That's more than enough Amies to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 167 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Amy" was in 1975 with a total of 32,252 babies. (That's a lot of baby Amies)

According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Amy" ranks #9 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 336 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1983. Across the entire United States a total of 17,152 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Amy" mean? The list below shows the origins of Amy as well as things modernly associated with the name Amy such as celebrities named Amy.

Origin and Meaning of Amy

The name "Amy" is of Latin origin, and it means "Beloved". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse is a singer and songwriter specializing in soul, blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, jazz, reggae music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Amy was born in 1983 as Amy Jade Winehouse in Southgate, London, England.

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Amy Adams

Amy Adams is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1995 to present. Amy was born in 1974 as Amy Lou Adams in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy.

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Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler is an actor, voice artist, comedian, and writer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Amy was born in 1971 as Amy Meredith Poehler in Newton, Massachusetts, United States.

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Amy Lee

Amy Lee is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and record producer specializing in alternative metal music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1995 to present. Amy was born in 1981 as Amy Lynn Lee in Riverside, California, U.S.

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Amy Smart

Amy Smart is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Amy was born in 1976 as Amy Lysle Smart in Topanga, California, U.S.

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Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson is an actress, singer, songwriter, and musician with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1993 to present. Amy was born in 1970 in Dennis, Massachusetts.

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Amy Acker

Amy Acker is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Amy was born in 1976 as Amy Louise Acker in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Amy Macdonald

Amy Macdonald is a singer, songwriter, and musician specializing in alternative rock, rock, indie rock, and folk music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Amy was born in 1988 as Amy Macdonald.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Amy

Amy Purdy
Amy Rodriguez
Amy Savopoulos
Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer Movie
Amy Schumer Tour
Amy 2015

Alternative Meanings

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yma". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Aym". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Amy born Jan 3, 1960

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 900. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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