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Amy is also the name of the youngest sister in the famous novel "Little Women".
-- cyndi  3/23/2005
A common name for a girl. Not a favourite of mine. Referred to as "mean" and "aggresive".
-- blahblah125521  3/31/2005
Amy is not a mean or aggresive name! It is a name which means love. Which I think is an extremely beautiful name!
-- cyndi  4/16/2005
I think Amy is a beautiful name and very popular at my school and the bearers are not horrid or mean.
-- onecoolkid_amy  4/25/2005
Amy, beloved, such a beautiful name, but my friend who has this name thinks it is too common.
-- Pandora  4/23/2005
Amy means "Dark Goddess," "Bringer of evil," "She who entrances".
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2005
How dare people say that Amy is an evil name! That is a load of rubbish! It means "beloved" which means very much loved! Cor blimey! Get it right! Just because your name isn't Amy!
-- Xx_amy_xX  6/3/2005
I think that Amy is a GREAT name and whoever put that it meant 'bringer of evil' or whatever: where's the proof of that?
-- PeacieFreak13  6/8/2005
My name is Amy, and I have always loved my name. I am the only one one in my school with that name, and it makes me feel special to know that I'm the only one! So to all you haters out there, BUG OFF, Amy is a name of inspiration and life, not the goddess of darkness, and definitely not a doer of evil.
-- misslucy2u2007  9/17/2005
I love my name, despite the fact that it is common in my generation, and there were many Amys in my school. I love the meaning "beloved" and I have no idea where people would get those dark meanings of this name. How can something that means beloved be bad? My middle name is also Lee, and I love how it goes together.
-- aleeight  9/17/2005
I think the name Amy is a really nice name. It might be common but it is sweet, short, and simple. No fancy sounds and such, which I think describes me. Yes my name is Amy and I love it!
-- AmericanIdiot112  5/14/2005
A famous bearer of the name in modern pop culture is Amy Lee, the beautiful, extremely talented vocalist of the band Evanescence. If it weren't for her stunning voice, the band wouldn't be nearly so great. Amy Lee is one of the greatest, most gifted vocalists of this generation.
-- Greeneyed Porcelain  5/14/2005
I think Amy is an okay name, and I'm going to leave it at that. Some people think it's great, others terrible, but everyone has a right to their opinion.
-- AndrewJKD  6/24/2005
How can I put this nicely... Amy is certainly not a name I would choose - far too common.
-- annmarie82  8/22/2005
Derived from Old French aimée meaning "beloved," ultimately from the Latin amâre meaning "to love."
-- JHG812  8/26/2005
One of my favorite singers is contemporary Christian singer Amy Grant.
-- Phoenix Flower  10/1/2005
My name's Amy and I have fixed feelings about it. I like the meaning behind it ("beloved"), but don't particularly like the sound of it or the fact that it's so common nowadays.

I've never heard that it can also mean "dark goddess" but I actually kinda like that. >:)
-- Amesmb  10/10/2005
Singer Amy Ray is best known for her work with Emily Saliers in the band Indigo Girls. Some of their biggest hits include "Closer to Fine" and "Kid Fears." Amy Ray is a brilliant singer and a fantastic person--and I don't say this simply because I share her name. ;)
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  10/28/2005
The name Amy is the most beautiful and wicked name ever!
-- Anonymous User  11/17/2005
I am not someone that thinks highly of this name. I don't see how it is so popular to be honest. It's plain and boring and without trying to be stereotypical, because not all Amy's are like this, I have to say that when I think of this name I think of people I have met named Amy who were obnoxious, snotty, and vain.
-- Anonymous User  12/9/2005
Amy is not a vain or wicked name, and just because you have met some Amy's that are snotty, wicked or vain doesn't mean that all Amy's are that way. Don't hate the name Amy, even though it is very common now, it doesn't mean that it's not brilliantly used.
-- misslucy2u2007  12/22/2005
The name "Amy" was used by Robert Frost for a character in the poem "Home Burial."
-- ilb Janissary  12/12/2005
I absolutely adore my name! I couldn't imagine anything else! I was named after my mom's babydoll Amy and because of that, they were able to do something great with my name. My first name is Amy, my middle name is Marie and my last name starts with a Y. My initials are Amy. :)
-- DivineDragyn  1/2/2006
Oh, heavens. Anyone who names their child Amy is out of their minds, because there will always be at least 1 other in that child's class. Do you really want to be referred to as Amy P, Amy N, or Amy W?
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2006
The poster who said that there would always be at least one Amy in a class was certainly wrong. Forget my class, there isn't an Amy in my entire high school! My class contains 6 Katherines and 5 Elizabeths, but in my class of 50 there is not one Amy. I think it's a lovely name, and if it weren't quite so 70's/80's, I would consider it for my own daughter eventually.
-- Anonymous User  8/19/2006
I'm neutral towards this name. One of my friends has this name. I like it better when it's spelt Aimee. Looks prettier. Sad it's so common because it's cute.
-- ladyknight  1/13/2006
I find it really cool that the name "May" is a anagram of Amy because I have a friend who's name is Amy May (middle name being May). Her mother's name is also May and both Amy and her mother were born in May.
-- Anonymous User  1/15/2006
My name is Amy and I really like it. It goes well with my middle name, which is Marie. I prefer it spelt 'Amy' even though 'Aimee' is pretty because it's shorter and less pretentious. Also, 'Aimee' just doesn't seem right to me without an accent, and then that would mean you'd have to use French pronunciation, which completely changes the name. I am very glad my parents chose to name me Amy, because although it's not my absolute favourite name, I think it's pretty and sweet. The only downside is that I admit it is rather too common nowadays, but then again that speaks for itself - the name Amy rocks!
-- Amy456  1/19/2006
I think it's a very angelic, nice name. I'm surprised to hear from many comments that it's common though, I think I have only ever known one person named Amy.
-- Julz21  1/20/2006
Amy is the name of the girl from Mars in Fox's Futurama.
-- Anonymous User  1/26/2006
Can also be spelled as Aimie or Aimee.
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2006
Amy is a great name. It makes me think of very quiet, beautiful, creative types of girls.
-- VeryGorgeous  1/31/2006
Never met an Amy I didn't like! Short and sweet. I can understand why it is so popular.
-- Anonymous User  2/1/2006
My name is Amy and it is the best name in the world. It's not very common where I live (in LIVERPOOL!) but I think that Amy represents me. It's short and sweet, unique and has a great meaning. If anyone skits the name then they're just jealous that they haven't got a name like it.
-- jamylou  2/6/2006
I like this name because it means love (amor) in Roman Mythology, And there it stands for God of love!
-- lilamy86  2/14/2006
Chinese-American author Amy Tan who has wrote The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Moon Lady, & The Chinese Siamese Cat.
-- gorgen_kally  2/18/2006
Amy Tan also wrote the book 'The Bonesetter's Daughter'.
-- bibi66  1/6/2007
Nothing special to me.
-- lindamaree  3/10/2006
I am also fairly neutral toward this name. It's very pretty and sweet, if common. Though I must say, I don't know any Amys, so maybe not that common?
-- websurfer  3/14/2006
Amy ~ From an Old French name meaning "loved". She is independent with strong emotions and will do anything to reach her goals!
-- jamylou  3/29/2006
Amy is also a city in France. It is situated between Calais and Paris.
-- jamylou  3/29/2006
Amy Brown is a famous artist whos subject is Fantasy Art!
-- jamylou  3/29/2006
Chasing Amy is a film from 1997. The genre is comedy, romance drama and more!
-- jamylou  3/29/2006
Amy is a timeless name - great for a woman or girl of any age. It's not as common as it was about 20 years ago. It makes a nice change to see it spelt Amie or Aimee.
-- Anonymous User  4/23/2006
I just love this name. It seems to be a name that doesn't grow out of favor with the passage of time like some of the new fad names.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I never really was a fan of Amy but I guess it's grown on me. Maybe because of Amy Lee. I wish I could sing like her. Evanescence are so awesome.
-- PretteeGurlPoizen  4/30/2006
I have never been a fan of this name. My opinion is that it's overused (at least in my area) and hardly as pretty as it's given credit for. No, no, I am DEFINITELY not jealous of this name, Ms. Jamylou. I think that, though the meaning may be nice, people (or your child) will not hear the meaning of "Amy", only the name.
-- Pheadirean  5/25/2006
Amy is the name of one of Rachel's sisters on FRIENDS.
-- Tudor  6/14/2006
My name is Amy and when I was younger I didn't like it but I've grown to like it very much. It's not as common as you'd think - I've never met anyone else with my name. It's certainly not as common as, say, Madison or Mackenzie are nowaways. I think it's a name with a simple grace and beauty that perhaps some cannot appreciate.
-- Data Doll  6/26/2006
One of my best-friends is called Amy. This is such a common name in Ireland: I was nearly going to be called this! I don't particularly like it, but that's just because it's so popular. There are five girls in my class of 22 pupils called this and many more in the whole school! I've seen many different ways of spelling it, including: Amiee, Aimee, Ami, Amie.
-- emeraldstar  6/28/2006
My name is Amy, and I love it. Amy is such a beautiful name and I am so glad that it is my name. It's simple, yet elegant, just like me. :)
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2006
This name is pretty and sweet. I don't think I've ever met an Amy I didn't love, which is unusual considering I've met so many of them. While the name is beautiful, it is far too common, and goes on my list of names like Sarah that are gorgeous, but just too popular.
-- black_lace  7/10/2006
Famous bearer: Amy Heckerling (born 7 May 1954), American female film director, most famous for 'Clueless', 'Fast Times At Ridgemont High' and 'Look Who's Talking'.
-- reservoirdoll1987  7/26/2006
American actresses Amy Adams and Amy Smart are the two famous bearers of the name.
-- audreyhubley  8/5/2006
Mimi is often used as a nickname for girls called Amy or Aimee.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2006
My sister uses "Amy" as a short form of her full name, Amethyst. I've also known two Amy's whose full name was Amelia.
-- elizabeth hamlet  9/9/2006
I do not like my name at all. I do not like the meaning (I am not a lovey person), and I do not like cute simplicity of it. I like the name Adrianne much better (I believe it means 'dark').
-- xxFallenAngelxx  9/23/2006
A nice, cute-sounding name, but a little too generic for my taste.
-- PVega  10/29/2006
Amy is a beautiful, sweet, simple-sounding name. I love it and wish it were my name.
-- Anonymous User  11/1/2006
My parents were thinking of naming me Amy. I'm so glad they didn't. It's an okay name or whatever but personally, it's used WAYYY too much on females of the white race. (I'm not being racist, I swear!) Amy doesn't fit me anyway. A famous bearer of this name is Amy Lee, the singer from Evanescence and it matches her perfectly.
-- Anonymous User  12/1/2006
A bearer is English jazz & soul singer Amy Winehouse.
-- Surreal  12/15/2006
I honestly didn't like my name (Amy) until a little while ago. I came to realize that a lot of people don't have this name (in my school, anyway), and I like the way it sounds with my middle name, (Amy) Clare, and I don't think I've ever heard of an Amy Clare before.
-- Anonymous User  1/1/2007
I don't like this name, it's far too common and short and that Amy in 'Little Women' was so annoying.
-- Yippal  1/7/2007
I'm an Amy, and although I used to hate how common it is, I've come to love it. I think it's cute, sweet, feminine while retaining a little sportiness. I'm still not crazy about the fact that the "y" makes it sound like a perpetual nickname, but it actually kind of suits me (I like to stay young at heart, so to speak).
Also, everyone please keep in mind--Amy is not at all common anymore! I think I read that it's 111th most popular name in 2007 rankings. So for new moms, just stay clear of names like Ava, Emma, and Olivia, and you'll be safe on the baby name front.
-- amylimin  3/22/2007
I really like the name Amy, although I know someone called Amy who I can't stand. I think Amy is quite a popular name and there's nothing wrong with that. Personally I would have loved a more popular name.
-- lisa_7  4/11/2007
I personally think this is an overused name. There are five to six kids in my elementary school who have this name, out of three hundred and some odd kids. Why do so many have to be named Amy?
-- princesskisa  4/17/2007
I like the sound of Amy but I think it's too short for a first name. I'd rather name my daughter some longer name and then use Amy as a nickname. But that's just me.
-- Tango  4/22/2007
I hate this name with a venegance, simply because I think it sounds UGLY!
-- DontDissMadison  5/1/2007
Amy can also be short for Amelia.
-- CharlieRob  5/5/2007
Amy Rose is a character from the Sonic game series by SEGA.
-- Foof  6/8/2007
Amy Winehouse, the British singer, is a famous bearer.
-- bibi66  6/10/2007
Amy is such a tender feminine name, I like the meaning of it. However to me it sounds like a girlish name, it is great for cute girls, for young petite delicate ladies, but not for more mature women. For example, I cannot imagine a serious classy business-woman in a proper business clothes and so on, who is named Amy, or a large woman in her 40-s called Amy, it is definitely a girly name to me.
-- Homecats  6/26/2007
I love the name Amy. My current last name (maiden) is a variant of aimée and has a legend surrounding behind it. If I have a daughter I would seriously consider giving her this name, not only because it is pretty and versatile (I know of a very strong Amy and a very gentle Amy, both of whom are lovely people and like their name), but because it would be a way of passing on my last name without being reduced to using hyphenates.
-- ssoleil  7/10/2007
I love the name Amy, it's short, cute and pretty.
-- xxlaurasxx  9/5/2007
Personally, I think that Amie is a way cuter spelling. Spelling matters! Amie is a way better name than Amie. When you think of Amy, you think of an old lady. When you think of Amie, you think of a cute, pretty, beautiful person. Also, the meaning of that name, meaning beloved, fits the name perfectly!
-- Anonymous User  9/18/2007
Amy is an old lady name? It was most popular in the late 70's and early 80's. How is that an old lady name?
-- ajays  9/19/2007
I like this name. It's adaptable, and I have a friend named 'Amy'. It's a good name.
-- stormy_lovegood  11/8/2007
If you live in the US and are in your 30's then the name would be common to you. If you are in your 50's or older, and don't have any children or you are under 20 or you live outside of the US then the name is not so common to you.
-- afmastro  11/15/2007
It's so boring I could cry.
-- Anonymous User  11/15/2007
Amy Dorrit is the title character of Charles Dickens' novel "Little Dorrit".
-- Kate  2/10/2008
Amy Friedman is a famous bearer. She is a TV network executive and 1987 she got a job at Nickolodeon of mixing slime for Double Dare. In 1994 she became the creative director and executive producer for Nickelodeon's Creative Lab. In 1998 she moved over to become the executive director of Noggin. In 2004 she executive produced the N's original series A Walk In Your Shoes. She is also included in the new book In Their Shoes by the author Deborah Reber.
-- Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
In the Charlie Bone series by Jenny Nimmo, Amy Jones is Charlie's mother's name.
-- rory  3/9/2008
Amy Diamond is a famous bearer of the name, Amy.
-- Laerke  3/29/2008
Famous bearers include:

- Amy Acker (born 1976), actress best known for her roles on the TV series "Angel" from 2001 to 2004 "Alias" from 2005 to 2006
- Amy Adams (born 1974), actress best known for her Academy Award nominated role in "Junebug" (2005), and "Enchanted" (2007)
- Amy Adams (born 1979), 10th place finisher on the 3rd season of "American Idol"
- Amy Brenneman (born 1964), best known for her roles on the TV series "NYPD Blue" and "Judging Amy", for which she's received 5 Emmy nominations
- Amy Grant (born 1960), musician best known for her contemporary Christian music best known for her album "Hearts in Motion"
- Amy Ryan (born 1969), actress best known for Academy Award nominated role in the film "Gone Baby Gone" (2007) and for her television roles
- Amy Tan (born 1952), author best known for her Chinese fiction, specifically "The Joy Luck Club" (1989) and "Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat" (1994)
- Amy Winehouse (born 1983), British musician best known for her album "Back to Black", which won 5 Grammy Awards in 2008.
-- AndrewJKD  4/1/2008
I like the name, but I like different names, this is far too common.
-- anon2210  4/14/2008
This name is the best name - and not because it's one of mine. It means 'beloved' and shares it's origins with Amelia, Emily and, for some strange reason, Aime, which is a French boys name. Amy is 'a bright positive girl', according the translation I found!
-- katelumley  4/28/2008
Amy Johnson - July 1903 - First woman to make the solo flight to Australia - Died/Disappeared on 4th January 1941.
-- katelumley  4/28/2008
Bah, this name is so boring and overused! Totally bland. It makes me think of annoying people like the gay-bashing wacko Amy Contrada, the singer from the atrociously bad band Evanescence Amy Lee, and the irritating Amy Winehouse who has clearly decided to die by age 27 just so that people will think she's legendary. This also reminds me of the overrated movie Chasing Amy.
-- slight night shiver  5/15/2008
Even though Amy is a very common name (especially among the under 25s in Britain), it will always have a nineteenth century American vibe for me. To me, Amy is Amy March from Little Women, trading pickled limes at school and mispronouncing grand words, with a peg on her nose to improve the shape. I picture her looking just like Kirsten Dunst in the 1994 Little Women film - what a perfect casting choice! Adorable! Amy was also used back in medieval times, so it's a name with history! I would even consider using it for a daughter, maybe as a middle name because it's so common. Aimee is a pretty spelling too but it loses all those associations.
-- aquamarina  6/8/2008
I really like Amy, it's a cute natural name. It's a bit common but I really like it.
-- abcolleenz79  7/17/2008
Regardless of my personal sentiments about this name, Amy is also the name of a demon [one of several entities known as Goetic Demons]. John Wier, in his Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, listed Amy as being a president of hell. To quote; 'Amy is a great president, and appeareth in a flame of fier, but having taken mans shape, he maketh one marvelous in astrologie, and in all the liberall sciences, he procureth excellent familiars, he bewraieth treasures preserved by spirits, he hath the governement of thirtie six legions, he is partlie of the order of angels, partlie of potestats, he hopeth after a thousand two hundreth yeares to returne to the seventh throne: which is not credible.'

Interestingly, this Amy is masculine. Hmmm. Anyway. A rather unusual namesake but, I suppose, not something the average man on the street is going to know and associate with your 'angelic' little daughter Amy, haha.
-- Anonymous User  7/29/2008
For a long time I had planned on naming a daughter Amy. I still love this name, but it's a little too common for my tastes now. I also think of Amy March when I hear this name.
-- Anonymous User  11/25/2008
My mother's name is Amy. I love the name. It's very beautiful and you can come up with many nicknames for it (Ames, Amester, Maymee, Ame, Mee, etc.). Believe me, my mother has been all of these names. I have never heard that this name means "Bringer of evil" or anything close. I've heard "beloved". That's pretty much not even close, but you can think what you want to think.
-- annamarie941408  12/1/2008
My name is Amy to start out with, though I don't get where people are getting that Amy is a popular or common name. I'm in high school now and I have never met another Amy in my elementary, Jr. High, or Sr. High. I like the meaning I think it's nice and cute. Heh, it was easy to learn how to spell my name when I younger, it being short and simple. My parents named me this because I could be who ever I wanted to be. Every one is entitled to their own opinion and I like my name though it is not my favorite and if given the chance I wouldn't change it.
-- Ames776  2/12/2009
Amy Sorel is a playable character in Soul Calibur III and IV.
-- ICEyun  2/24/2009
Scottish pop singer Amy MacDonald.
-- Anonymous User  3/28/2009
My name is Amy, and when I was born my granma said "it's so old fashioned" (that was 22 years ago). Now the name has become more popular.

I like the idea of being a Dark Goddess, Bringer of evil or She who entrances.
-- asprin  3/30/2009
Amy is actually a name of a demon. From Johann Wier's Pseudomonarchia daemonum, they are the 58th spirit, a President of Hell.

"Amy is a great president, and appeareth in a flame of fier, but having taken mans shape, he maketh one marvelous in astrologie, and in all the liberall sciences, he procureth excellent familiars, he bewraieth treasures preserved by spirits, he hath the governement of thirtie six legions, he is partlie of the order of angels, partlie of potestats, he hopeth after a thousand two hundreth yeares to returne to the seventh throne: which is not credible." (Quote from Johann Wier's Pseudomonarchia daemonum)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_(demon)
-- Anonymous User  3/30/2009
It's a beautiful name, but it's becoming too common to be considered unique. It's a shame, really.
-- 7up  4/14/2009
A famous Amy I know of is Amy Price-Francis, an English-Canadian actress who plays Melissa Banks on A&E's The Cleaner.
-- metalmodel  5/27/2009
Amy is a common but sweet name.
-- Anonymous User  11/14/2009
My name is Amy and though I love it, I do find it to be a little common. My friends have also taken to calling me Meme (like Mimi), which is annoying.

I love the sound of the name especially and would love to have the alternate spelling of Aimee.
-- Anonymous User  12/8/2009
You know, all this talk of Amy being so common--I know only one person with this name! It's not even that common--not like Sarah or Brittany (which are the most common names of my generation). Although, I think I'd use this as a nickname, since it's pretty short. I really like the name Amelina, and I think Amy would be a good nickname for it.
-- erb816  1/4/2010
A lot of arrogant and/or rude comments here for Amy. It really isn't a common name in this generation- just a very heard of one. It's a bright name.
-- lucyskydiamonds  3/7/2010
This is my name! Wish I had the French spelling. I love the meaning. I have always been the only Amy in the entire school and I have been at 7 schools so far! So it's not common. Just popular in literature.
-- missylovesme  3/13/2010
Amy Robsart was the first wife of Robert Dudley a favourite of queen Elizabeth 1. Who suspicious death of falling down the stairs has been attributed to her husband.
-- Anton  3/13/2010
A sweet simple name - Amy and May make cute anagram twin names.
-- SandSea  3/31/2010
Amy is the name of a character in Matt Groening's animated tv show 'Futurama'. She is a Japanese girl who is rich, pretty and rather shallow.
-- Anonymous User  4/9/2010
Singer Amy Studt, whose songs include 'Misfit' and 'Just a Little Girl', is a bearer of this name.

Also, Amy Pond is the name of Doctor Who's newest assistant.
-- Saffine Grace  4/19/2010
My first name is Amanda and I don't like it. I also don't like the nickname Mandy. If I would have thought of it years ago I would have chosen Amy as a nickname instead, but everyone would probably think I was crazy if I suddenly asked them to start calling me Amy- after all I am almost 30! They would probably forget too and revert back to Amanda or Mandy. Anyway, Amy is a cute name.
-- Anonymous User  4/30/2010
Amy Carmichael - An Irish missionary to India. She spent 55 years there without a furlough. Amy founded a mission in Donhnavur, saving scores of young girls from becoming Hindu temple prostitutes. She was called Amma, which means "mother" in Tamil.

Regarding all the mean-spirited comments about Amy and other names, the name does make the person, the person makes the name. Make sure people have a good association with your name when they hear it.
-- Jamesina  7/16/2010
I think the problem people tend to have with a name such as "Amy", is that it has been used rabidly and then suddenly dropped like old news... which leads to an impression that may be positive or it may very likely be negative.
I personally believe the name must be put to rest for a time being. Though it may not be incredibly popular in today's generation, it was quite trendy and "the rage" on people born not that very long ago.

When you think of it correctly, it is a popular name in being that the usual bearers are around 20-30 years of age (which is still very current).

I would never give name to a child as simple as "Amy".
Perhaps, you would do you child a favor by extending the firstname at time of birth?
The Italian "Amaranta", "Ambra", or "Amelia".
The French "Amandine".
The Arabic and/or Hebrew "Amira".

Those are only a small list of what is possible. Simply take the time, and I am sure you'll be able to find a name that you enjoy. All names above can be found on this website, Behind The Name.

As for my personal impression... Amy, even as a nickname, does not excite me. The meaning itself does not even appear to suit such a name as Amy (I am quite certain 99.9% of people would not even dream it the meaning or consider). I would continue a search for a name that is individual, beautiful, and one that fits the description of "beloved". Type "beloved" under the search bar/meanings.
-- Francesca  8/1/2010
My name is Amy and although it is common, I love it. It sounds sweet and looks nice when written. I also like the spelling of "Aimee" very much.
A nickname that my friends have taken to calling me is Mimi. It's better than yelling out my actual name and having about ten people answer!
The actual name is lovely but I do agree that it is all too common at the moment.
-- Visibly-Me  8/6/2010
Cute, but rather dated.
-- Chrila96  10/9/2010
Funny thing is, it –is- a name with a seemingly select age gap in which it was rather popular. My younger sister was born six years after me and knew/knows countless Amys in her classes; even now, she has three English/Anglophone friends with this name. Me, who in school never associated with those younger than I, and am only slightly beginning to now, there might have been one in my class. Might have been. Even now when I meet an Amy, they tend to be around that age range rather than closer to mine. Hmm.

I agree with Francesca. If you have an Amelia who hates her name, she can choose to be an Amy. With an Amy who hates her name… hmm… In addition, if there are more than two Amys, she can say ‘Call me XYZ’ rather than it being ‘Amy 2’ or ‘Amy H’ or whatever. If she decides she’s outgrown her name and wants a professional sounding name (let’s say she doesn’t think Amy sounds particularly businesslike), then, voila, she can use Amelia. And if you all like the name Amy, she can be Amelia, nickname Amy, and it’s no more difficult. If she’s just Amy, she’s lumped with Amy, without that freedom of choice.

To be honest, I don’t really like Amy – it just doesn’t appeal to me at all – and I hate it as nickname for Amira, even as an idea. Names Amelia and Amaranta are beautiful and better than ‘just Amy’, but with such lovely names, who’d want such a bland nickname?

No offence to all you Amys out there. You’re probably lovely, and that’s what counts.

- To be honest… 70s/8os? Every Amy I’ve met has been younger than me. My sister’s 17. Maybe it’s just the area we live in.
-- Celadon  10/18/2010
Yes, my name is Amy, and no, I do not like it (feel like I'm in a minority or something!). Everybody here's saying that it's really cute and sweet and feminine, and yeah, I... don't like to think of myself as that kind of person. I'd much prefer intelligent, or honest, or anything, really. Amy's just so babyish, as well as kind of overly-sweet.

And for everybody saying how it's actually uncommon, obviously, you don't go to my school. I know two other Amy's at my school, and I was/am actually in classes with them... We *are* known as Amy B, Amy C, and Amy W. Not to mention my cousin once removed, who lives on the other side of the country, and whose name is also Amy - so to me, that's another Amy, Amy L. I was born in '94?
-- Diest  1/5/2011
I don't know or care how common the name Amy is. I like the way it sounds and I like the meaning. I do prefer the spelling 'Aimee' though.
-- Anonymous User  1/5/2011
A lovely name, but it really needs a stronger, rarer name as a companion.
-- Louska  2/1/2011
Oh, no, and then there's Amy Fisher.
-- Anonymous User  3/26/2011
There's also a character in the 39 Clues books named Amy Cahill.
-- MonsterGrapefruit  5/19/2011
Amy is too common, and I've never thought it sounds particularly feminine. Too much like Jamie.
-- Hushpuppy  7/2/2011
This name is so short, yet takes a long time to say. The m in the middle kind of slows it down.
-- Anonymous User  7/23/2011
I've always thought this name sounds a bit annoying and babyish. But I do like how it has a traditional feel to it, and is easy to remember.
-- Anonymous User  7/31/2011
Very chunky but there are worse names.
-- Anonymous User  9/3/2011
The name itself isn't that pretty, but still has a lot of style and character.
-- Anonymous User  10/26/2011
This name is really rare where I am. In fact, in all the places I've traveled to and out of all the people I've met, I've only known 1 Amy. Amy wasn't even her real name; she was from Korea and Amy was her English name.
-- Meapergirl  11/19/2011
There is a character called Amy Farrah Fowler on the TV show The Big Bang Theory.
-- Anonymous User  12/10/2011
Can be short for Amelia. This is shown in the British tv show, Doctor Who. Amelia Pond, a rather major character travels with the eleventh doctor currently.
-- Giacobbe.Serperior  1/4/2012
Amy Robsart was the tragic wife of Elizabeth the First's favourite Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.
Sir Walter Scott tells her story in his historical novel "Kemilworth".
I've always loved the name Amy after reading that book.
-- Anonymous User  4/22/2012
If you can't say anything nice then keep it to yourself.
-- AmyCamille1975  9/12/2012
Amy is the name of the baby on the TV series "Up All Night".
-- Kelly716  11/6/2012
Comedian Amy Poehler (born 1971), best known as a cast member on SNL and Parks & Recreation.
-- sea7968  2/18/2013
Nice name and I love the way it's pronounced. Easy to say and nice sounding. However, I do find the spelling a little bit boring. I prefer the French spelling Aimee because it's more interesting, but you still can't pronounce it wrong. Only problem with this name is no nicknames. So if you have a lot of Amy/Aimee's in one place it could get confusing.
-- sdalton.12  4/12/2013
It's a nice name, and not very popular anymore. It's a bit safe, but still a good choice. And now that I think of it, I only know one person named Amy. I think it would be cute on a little girl :)
-- Oohvintage  6/6/2013
I don't think I've ever met an Amy in my life. I used to not be fond of the name, but it has grown on me increasingly, and now I am very fond of it.

I like the variant spelling of Aimee, though Amy is more preferable to me. I will definitely be using it in one of my novels!
-- Strangak  6/15/2013
I love this name! It is so pretty and it can age well. It is so short that it doesn't need a nickname!
Perfect Name!
-- MeinNameIstMelissa  7/28/2013
There is a book titled 'Amy and Roger's Epic Detour' by Morgan Matson.
-- Anonymous User  7/28/2013
Amy is an "okay" name to me. I always think of the character Amy from Sonic the Hedgehog. Amy is my aunt's name.
-- Anonymous User  3/3/2014
I think the name "Amy" is a Lovely Name. I have researched it, and from what I have found the meaning is: "Love, Beloved with an Everlasting Love." Yes my name is "Amy" and I was named after my Great Grandmother. I am proud and Honored to have her name. Peace and Love to Everyone!
- And especially to all the "Amy's out there! :)"
~ Amy Jeanne D. In Pennsylvania.
-- AmyJeanne  4/4/2014
"Amy & Matthew" is a love story by Cammie McGovern.
-- Anonymous User  4/7/2014
Amy's are by nature inclined to bask in the sun. Their three-ventricle hearts are designed for cold-blooded creatures even though most Amy's run warm blood. For this reason, parts of their bodily extremities (elbows, hips) can feel cold to the touch or suffer from occasional chills. For maximum comfort, apply sunshine or blankets. Your Amy will thank you with shoulder nudges and other forms of affection.
-- Anonymous User  5/14/2014
A nice, cute, pretty, girly name. :D.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  8/16/2014
Amy-Leigh Hickman, an actress known for her role as Carmen Howle in the British children's TV series, Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  8/16/2014
Amy has to be the most beautiful name ever!
-- Ruta Graveolens  8/25/2014
Amy Raudenfeld is a main character on MTV's new series Faking It. She is portrayed by Uzbek American actress Rita Volk.
-- hkols  9/30/2014
Amy Elliott-Dunne is the title character in the Gillian Flynn novel "Gone Girl" (2012), and is played by Rosamund Pike in the film adaptation (2014). At first the audience believes that she was an overly-trusting wife who grew to fear her husband and met a bad end, but soon things are revealed to be not all that they seem. (I'm trying to avoid spoilers.)

Also, the character's parents wrote a children's book series partially based on her, called "Amazing Amy," though they wrote the character to be much more talented in many areas than their child actually was. This... had an effect on Amy.
-- erb816  10/24/2014

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