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Amy

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690k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Amy

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A*my"
A friend.

Etymology: F. ami, fr. L. amicus

Wiktionary

Anglicized form of Old French Amee, which was both a nickname and a form of the Latin name Amata (“beloved”).

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Amy

Amy Adams is an actress and singer. She was most active from 1995 to present. Amy was given the name Amy Lou Adams on August 20th, 1974 in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy.

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Amy Winehouse was a singer and songwriter. She was most prominent from 2003 to 2011. Amy was given the name Amy Jade Winehouse on September 14th, 1983 in Southgate, London, England. She breathed her last breath on July 23rd, 2011.

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Amy Schumer is an observational comedy, ribaldry, sketch comedy, and insult comedy comedian. Amy was given the name Amy Beth Schumer on June 1st, 1981 in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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Amy Poehler is an actress, comedian, director, producer, voice artist, and writer. She was most prominent from 1996 to present. Amy was given the name Amy Meredith Poehler on September 16th, 1971 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States.

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Amy Jackson is an actress and model. Her ongoing career started in 2009. Amy was given the name Amy Louise Jackson on January 31st, 1992 in Isle of Man.

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Amy Acker is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1998 to present. Amy was given the name Amy Louise Acker on December 5th, 1976 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Amy

Air was born in 1962. Air is also known as Airforce Amy.

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Sandra Amy is an actress, model, and dancer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Sandra was born in Kerala. Sandra is also known as Amy.

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Susie Amy is an actress. Her career lasted from 2001 to 2001. Susie was given the name Susie Elizabeth Amy on April 17th, 1981 in London.

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Gilbert Amy is a musical artist.

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Edward was born on March 28th, 1918 in Newcastle, New Brunswick. He left this life on February 2nd, 2011.

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How popular is the baby name Amy in the U.S.?

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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 560 560 0
1926 494 494 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 1,184 1,184 0
1951 1,445 1,445 0
1952 1,751 1,751 0
1953 2,311 2,306 5
1954 2,683 2,675 8
1955 3,201 3,194 7
1956 3,551 3,551 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 6,633 6,615 18 #68 girl name
1962 7,201 7,182 19 #61 girl name
1963 8,244 8,232 12 #54 girl name
1964 9,608 9,580 28 #44 girl name
1965 11,550 11,528 22 #35 girl name
1966 13,034 13,002 32 #30 girl name
1967 16,161 16,128 33 #12 girl name
1968 17,134 17,089 45 #13 girl name
1969 21,534 21,467 67 #6 girl name
1970 25,274 25,211 63 #5 girl name
1971 26,313 26,238 75 #5 girl name
1972 25,945 25,873 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 31,435 31,341 94 #2 girl name
1977 26,806 26,732 74 #3 girl name
1978 23,276 23,215 61 #4 girl name
1979 21,676 21,612 64 #5 girl name
1980 19,893 19,833 60 #8 girl name
1981 20,406 20,343 63 #6 girl name
1982 18,853 18,800 53 #10 girl name
1983 17,153 17,096 57 #12 girl name
1984 16,057 15,991 66 #13 girl name
1985 14,473 14,424 49 #20 girl name
1986 13,512 13,453 59 #22 girl name
1987 11,838 11,787 51 #24 girl name
1988 10,072 10,032 40 #29 girl name
1989 8,924 8,897 27 #35 girl name
1990 8,487 8,460 27 #38 girl name
1991 7,293 7,275 18 #43 girl name
1992 6,358 6,342 16 #51 girl name
1993 5,433 5,421 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 3,209 3,204 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 2,233 2,233 0
2014 2,193 2,188 5
2015 2,037 2,037 0
2016 1,828 1,828 0

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Popularity of Amy as a first name

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Popularity of Amy as a last name

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Common last names for Amy

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Allen
  • Moore
  • White
  • Hall
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Amy U.S.
  White 81.22% 64.26%
  African American 12.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Amy

People with the last name Amy are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Amy

  • How Popular is the name Amy? Amy is the 81st most popular name of all time. As a last name Amy was the 14,570th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Amy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 690,348 babies born with the first name Amy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Amy to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Amy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 167 new born babies.
  • When was Amy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Amy is Monday, January 27th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Amy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Amy was in 1975 with a total of 32,252 babies. That's a lot of babies named Amy!
  • Random Amy Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amy ranks 87th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 11 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Amy: Your name in reverse order is Yma. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yam. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Amy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,045 people with the last name Amy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Amy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Amy as their last name since less than 1 person in 145k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.