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PRONOUNCED: a-mor-et, a-mor-ay
Meaning & History
Perhaps based on Italian amoretto
"little love", derived from amore
"love" (see Amy
) combined with a diminutive suffix. This name was used by Edmund Spenser in his poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590), where it belongs to a sister of Belphoebe
who allegorically represents married love and chastity.