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Origin and Meaning of Amity

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Am"i*ty
Friendship, in a general sense, between individuals, societies, or nations; friendly relations; good understanding; as, a treaty of amity and commerce; the amity of the Whigs and Tories.

Etymology: F. amitié, OF. amistié amisté, fr. an assumed LL. amisitas, fr. L. amicus friendly, from amare to love. See Amiable

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  1. A cordial disposition
  2. A state of friendship and cordiality
Wiktionary

From Old French amitié, from Medieval Latin *amicitas (“friendship”), from Latin amīcus (“friendly, a friend”), from amō (“I love”).

  1. (formal, literary) Friendship. The cooperative and supportive relationship between people, or animals. In this sense, the term connotes a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, affection, and respect along with a degree of rendering service to friends in times of need or crisis.
  2. Mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord.

Notable Persons Named Amity

Amity Shlaes is a non-fiction author. Amity was born on September 10th, 1960.

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Amity Dry is a pop music singing. She plays Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to 2003. Amity was given the name Amity Renae Dry on January 9th, 1978.

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Amity was born in 1972 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1960 5 5 0
1961 5 5 0
1963 5 5 0
1964 6 6 0
1965 5 5 0
1968 5 5 0
1969 11 11 0
1970 16 16 0
1971 26 26 0
1972 33 33 0
1973 43 43 0
1974 60 60 0
1975 75 75 0
1976 94 94 0
1977 84 84 0
1978 88 88 0
1979 119 119 0
1980 77 77 0
1981 69 69 0
1982 39 39 0
1983 28 28 0
1984 39 39 0
1985 19 19 0
1986 21 21 0
1987 30 30 0
1988 25 25 0
1989 23 23 0
1990 25 25 0
1991 21 21 0
1992 33 33 0
1993 27 27 0
1994 19 19 0
1995 20 20 0
1996 25 25 0
1997 28 28 0
1998 28 28 0
1999 22 22 0
2000 27 27 0
2001 35 35 0
2002 36 36 0
2003 19 19 0
2004 27 27 0
2005 26 26 0
2006 11 11 0
2007 18 18 0
2008 32 32 0
2009 28 28 0
2010 27 27 0
2011 28 28 0
2012 25 25 0
2013 29 29 0
2014 27 27 0
2015 39 39 0
2016 42 42 0
2017 36 36 0

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Fun Facts about the name Amity

  • How Popular is the name Amity? Amity is the 7,220th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Amity have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,810 babies born with the first name Amity in the United States. That's more than enough people named Amity to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Amity? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1960 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Amity first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Amity is Thursday, July 22nd, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Amity born? The highest recorded use of the first name Amity was in 1979 with a total of 119 babies.
  • Random Amity Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amity is not a popular baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Amity: Your name in reverse order is Ytima. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tayim. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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