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It's pretty, and she can always go by Amy if she doesn't like her name. But the meaning and history are pretty.
XironDarkstar  11/25/2017
I have an Amity born October 2016. I woke up with the name in my head when I was pregnant and had to look it up to see if it was a real name and when I discovered the meaning I fell in love with it! She completely suits it and her nickname: Amity the Calamity haha!
SophieAldous  11/17/2017
Another part of the Amy collection, as well as Amelia, Amira, Amanda, Amaranta, etc. All meaning 'love', anyway.
Hushpuppy  11/4/2017
I named my daughter Amity, she was born April of 2016, I absolutely love her name. I gave her the name because of the band. The meaning behind it is a bonus. I don't care who likes it or doesn't like it, I don't care what they want to refer her name to, it fits her perfectly and that's all that matters. She's a beautiful person and I hope she will live up to the meaning.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2017
Also means kindness and/or kind.
― Anonymous User  5/8/2017
I think this name is incredibly beautiful, elegant but also so simple. It's pleasing to the ear and spelled nicely as well. Hardly anyone in this generation is going to remember that stupid horror movie anyway. It's my favorite name for a girl and if I ever have a daughter I would love to name her this!
― Anonymous User  8/22/2016
The name Amity was given to 37 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/17/2016
My name is Amity, I have never met anyone else with the name. Everyone has always told me how much they love it. And it holds special meaning to my family.
But I also get "oh like the Amityville Horror?"
Or "Amity Island"
Or the most common one "like the band The Amity Affliction?" Which is normally followed by "do you know them?" Or "do you like them?"

I used to hate my name, but I love its uniqueness now.
Amity23  10/26/2015
I named my daughter Amity in March 2013 and have had no negative remarks (that I know of) about it. Not once has anyone associated it with the "amityville horror". I've had a few "oh that's different" but generally people are interested to know the meaning behind it.
Her middle name is Piper and it flows beautifully. The reason I chose this name was because it wasn't overly popular (can't stand "on trend" names) and the meaning of friendship was significant between her dad and I.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2015
Beautiful meaning and sounds so beautiful. So what about the movie? The movie was made before I was born!
LV51sfan91  4/5/2015
Amity is also a word in the English language meaning Friendship (as stated in the names page) but the word itself was used by Veronica Roth in the "Divergent" novels as the faction that values kindness. The main characters take refuge in that faction at the beginning of the second book in the main trilogy "Insurgent".
OttilieMaisie  4/3/2015
The Amity are a faction in the "Divergent" series.
iamamiam  12/15/2013
The name of the town in the cartoon Danny Phantom is Amityville.
Icycoldhot  7/8/2013
My name is Amity. I was born in 1986. My parents are not horror movie fans and knew nothing of "The Amityville Horror". They found the name in a baby book, liked the friendship meaning, and also they were familiar with a church called the Amity Church. Growing up, mom would sometimes ask if I liked/didn't like it. I've always loved my name and even though people sometimes commented "Oh, like the Amityville Horror", to me it is just a way for them to know how to pronounce it correctly! So I often make a joke about the movie when I am getting to know people. Honestly, though, I believe it is time for a revival of this name! The new generation is not familiar with the movie series or the Amityville murders, so babies born with this name now won't get the Amityville reactions that I did... at least not from their peers. Adults usually have the tact not to mention it. If you look up the popularity of this name, you see a rise and then sharp dips in 1980 and 2006 after the Amityville movies were released/re-released... I just find this comical. Like someone else said, most names can have some negative connotation. But if you're on the fence about using this name for your baby girl and I haven't convinced you, how about Verity instead?
iamamiam  6/14/2013
I'm 15, and trust me, the first thing I thought of when I saw this was the amityville horror. Not a very good association. I'd say avoid using this name, there are plenty of other good names out there!
― Anonymous User  3/15/2013
I think it could be a nice alternative to Amy. (Almost) Everyone knows at least a few Amy's but how many Amity's do you know?!
GibsonGirl  11/7/2012
The younger generation might appreciate this name more than all of you seem to. I'm sixteen, and I hadn't heard of the Amityville Horror until I looked up the comments on this name. It is likely this name will become much more popular in the next ten to twenty years.
Sabella Authoress  8/30/2012
The protagonist of the puzzle game series "Puyo Puyo" (through Fever, Fever 2, and 15th) is named "Amitie". Not the exact spelling, but hope it counts!
If you want to know more, go to
JapanYoshiTheGamer  5/6/2012
"Your house frightens me, Mrs. Lutz."

Amityville Horror.
Enough said.
― Anonymous User  2/9/2012
Pretty nice name to me. And it can be shortened to Amy if the bearer thinks it's too unusual.
― Anonymous User  4/13/2010
I like it only as a nickname for Araminta.
lucyskydiamonds  11/22/2009
Nah. I don't like it. If you really like this name, please choose Amita. It's a great alternative.
enchy  9/2/2009
For some odd reason this name has always been struck as masculine to me. =/ Oh, well, it sounds lovely, anyway! ^_^
CanadianChibi  3/3/2009
I think Amity is kinda pretty.
JellyBee  5/22/2008
It sounds too corny and sappy for a grown-up who wants people to take her seriously.
slight night shiver  5/15/2008
Amity is an absolutely beautiful name. My wife is pregnant and we will be using it if the baby is a girl. Its meaning is also special to us because she will be born in Texas, which also means friendship (from Tejas, a Karankawa Native American word).

I find it stupid that people associate it with The Amityville Horror. Do you automatically associate Jack with Jack Daniel's? Do you think of the bathroom every time you hear John? Of course not. Every name has something negative that can be connected with it. Let it go.
sbaraldi  4/20/2008
Well, Jack and John are very common names. Amity isn't. And besides, Jack Daniels and the bathroom aren't as bad as the Amityville Horror stuff, which is probably why people are being reminded of it.

As far as the name goes, I'm okay with it. I mean, I never really knew that this was actually a name, but it sounds okay. The only thing is, is that your child will have to get used to the Amityville Horror jokes and crap like that. Otherwise, go for it!
― Anonymous User  7/16/2008
I actually don't think of Amityville Horror when I think of this name. I think of the Elliott Smith song, Amity. It's such a pretty name.
KennaIsADroid  11/25/2007
It's kind of cute, but it sounds like "calamity," as well as being known for the Amityville Horror.
thebyrd  9/17/2007
A famous bearer for Amity is this girl who appeared on Big Brother. She was hot but extremely slutty (New Zealand version).
― Anonymous User  6/9/2007
I like this name a lot. I actually know two Amitys, and we live in a town literally five minutes from Amityville. I've never thought of that really til now.
TheLastMontague  5/4/2007
In the movie Jaws, the town that was attacked by the shark was called Amity. It is a very pretty name.
Taydbug112  9/19/2006
This is a very pretty name. I love the meaning of it but I too think of Amityville Horror right away with this name.
― Anonymous User  9/4/2006
It's a nice name alright, but I either think of "Amity Park" hometown of "Danny Phantom" or the Amityville Horror, as well as the Amityville Toaster.
patchworkgirl  7/28/2006
I really like it, it's much more interesting than Amy. But it reminds me of "The Amityville Horror".
SeaHorse15  5/4/2006
My 2 year old cousin is named Amity Rose... I think it is adorable!
poetic_freedom  2/28/2006
Amity. What is there to say about this name? It is amazingly beautiful. So simple, yet elegant.
platyguin  2/8/2006

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