Pronounced Pron. a-mor-et, a-mor-ay
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Contributor Contrib.Wordsmith on 3/9/2008
Perhaps based on the Italian word amoretto which is a representation of Cupid in a work of art. The word is based on amore meaning "love" 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.