This is my name, and I don’t particularly like it. This name reminds me of myself... an annoying person with no friends. It is just really boring, plain and stupid. I hate it when people try and say my name in my own deep weird accent.
I have this name also, but it is in Spanish so of course is spelled differently.
It's Eimy and if you don’t know in Spanish the sound that the A in English is like the sound these two letters EI make together. So instead of Amy it's Eimy. The sound is exactly the same.
Lovely, elegant name. One of my favourite names.
Amy Turk is a harpist from the UK who may be best known for her covers of songs from films and video games.
Pretty and simple.
Tammy and Amy Slaton, the '1000 lb sisters'.
Hi! I'm Amy, I'm 21 and I love my name! I love how it sounds, I love how it looks (Amy is just such a pleasing shape, if that makes sense!) plus it's easy to pronounce and has a lovely meaning :)
Reminds me of Amy Rose from Sonic the Hedgehog. I love the character but don't like this name.
This is my name but I get teased. Unfortunately young kids now make fun of people being gay so they call me “Gaymy”.
Pretty, but it sounds like it’s for middle aged women. And of course I have this name so I’ve ruined it.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Amy Schumer. Hailing from New York City, Schumer is a hilarious standup comedian and actress. She's appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and starred in the comedy movie I Feel Pretty.
People say that Amy is a boring name and is informal. But I think it’s a sweet name, and it reminds me of a little girl who is cute and has a clean heart. Don’t mind what others say about your name, just care whether you like it or not.
I love this name. I predict it will make a comeback within the next 10 years or so. It's already a common nickname for Amelia.
Absolutely awesome name I'd love to give to a daughter when I have one.
Don't like it. Sounds immature. Even knowing many Amy/Aimee's, I always think of a brat.
Reminds me of a confident, middle-aged woman!
It reminds me of Amy Lee from Evanescence so I automatically have to like it.
(Sorry for commenting so much on my own name) I was actually called Amy because it was short and boring. I hate that it’s boring but I like that it’s short.
Too boring.
I changed my mind. This is actually wonderful!
A couple of earlier famous bearers:

Amy Lowell (1874-1925), Pulitzer Prize winning poet.

Amy Beach (1867-1944), first American woman composer to have a symphony published.
Amy was among the top 50 names for girls baptized in English parishes between 1538 and 1700, so it was not "uncommon" during Tudor and Stuart times.
For mean, selfish people. Everyone named this is evil!
How could you think Amy is evil? Amy means "beloved."
I can can see why it was common. It’s a nice name.
This is my name, it’s not so exciting, it’s very heard of and a little boring. But I like it. I would never change it for anything else.
It’s just common. But I find it quite nice, I was named after someone who my dad was close to.
This is probably one of the most boring names. So soft. No strong sound or anything like that. Just boring.
This name is tomboyish in my opinion.
I don't mind being called Amy. It's kind of bland but a plain bread. In high school there were around 6 or 7 Amy's in my year and in university, I live with two other Amy's IN THE SAME CORRIDOOR!? It's a bit of a nightmare but my nickname is Ames or 'little one' because I am the smallest Amy. To all of the many Amy's out there in the world, our name may be boring, bland, bread-like, simple, 'traditional' but that is why we must shine in our uniqueness in other ways. It's just a name and just because it is so boring doesn't mean WE are boring. Amy's rise up.
I gladly will ignore hate comments because I think my name is better than the modern names.
I used to not like my name ages ago because I didn’t like the “MEE” sound at the end. But I love it now! It’s not even THAT common anymore. I like that it sounds like Aim. I really don’t like the bad association: Amy Winehouse, she clearly wanted to drink too much wine and wanted people to think of her as a legend. And also, it is my dream to be a musician and she kinda ruined it for me.
Amy is a very old name. Goes back to medieval times. It’s simple but elegant I think. When I was younger I use to wish I had a different name but now I love my name. It goes well with Marie, which is my middle name. That combination is not as popular as some others. I think it suits me well.
“Elegant I think.” it’s more than just ‘I think’. It’s everything that is good, sophisticated, classic, elegant and stylish, I can’t really say anything though because my name is Amy as well. Lmao.
I like my name and it has a good meaning, but reading these comments make me dislike it because it is too ‘common’
I suppose that gives a good reason to hate my name.
Amy is a blessed name. ❤️.
This is my name, I kind of like it but in primary school (I’m English) my teachers used to mess around with my name a lot, calling me “Amy-Wamy” “Amy-Aim” “Jamie-Amy” “Amy-Jamie” and I found it annoying that my name is so associated with the male name “Jamie” I could’ve told them to call me Jamie instead of calling me “Jamie-Amy” & “Amy-Jamie”.
Overall, it’s nice, but make sure you have mature teachers, lol.
I’m not in Primary school any more, phew.
Amy can also occasionally be used as a diminutive of Amanda, Emily, Emilia, Amelia, Amalia, or other names beginning with a similar sound.
Amy Sedaris is a good namesake.
Amy is a beautiful name. Stop with all these silly hate comments because this name is probably better than your new, modern names. Fancy naming a child Princess, King, Prince and Ocean?
Mmm yeah, as an Aimee I feel my name deeply now, but hadn't always. I felt I could be way more posh and cool as an Ashley. I played around with the spelling a bunch (Amy, Ami, etc) but always came back to Aimee. Beloved is an understatement. Choose well.
Allegedly also an archaic diminutive of Amelia and Emily:
I've always thought of this as a good nickname for the name Amber.
Admirable and interesting name.
Amy strikes me as a gothic type of name.
This name and its variants are overused as hell.
I change my mind about this name... It’s actually kind of pretty.
My friend is called Amy and I think Amy is a really good name for a strong, nice and confident person.
It's my name and I think it's the best name ever and it goes nice with my last name "Bywater".
Beautiful! It sounds very girly.
Soppy and over passionated.
My name is Amy, but I would love it to be Amie. I know 6 more Amy's aside from me.
I see a very bubbly girl with a very bubbly personality:) I'd use this as a nickname for Amanda.
Amy is NOT overused!
AMY can also be used as a DIMINUTIVE of AMALIA/AMELIA, AMANDA and other names beginning with "am-" or with THAT sound.
My name is Amy, and one of my friends and I also know an Amy Lee. Like someone said earlier in the section, I go through phases with my name. Sometimes I really like it, but other times I would prefer a different name. I was born in 2006. But I think it is a very nice, strong, classic name.
I absolutely LOVE this name. It's simple, lovely, and feminine, but not overly girly, and wears as well on a toddler as it does on a mature woman. Absolutely one of my top choices.
Amy is such a cute and simple name, and I'm fond of it because I've had two good friends named Amy.
This is my name and growing up in the 70s and 80s it was popular, with several other Amys at my schools. It's an okay name, but I love the meaning of the name, which is "beloved." My mom has reminded me of that meaning through the years during rough times, that my name is a pointed reminder I am God's beloved.
Ermmmmmmmmmm- Amy Santiago.
I'm an Amy, and I really go through phases. At times I think it's a boring name, at others, I think that it's very cute and feminine. I think that it is much better compared to some of the names around these days. And as mentioned previously in this group - it's easy to spell, Haha.
I've known about 10 Amy's in my life and they've all been very selfish people. Won't help unless they get something for it, or step over their family for their own gain.

Even people who are nicknamed Amy aren't that great.
Prefer Aimee.
There is a masculine Hebrew variant Ami. It can also be unisex like the Hebrew Micah which I like.
And a Japanese variant Ami. A character in Sailor Moon was Ami in the original Japanese Manga. But in the English version of Sailor moon she was Amy. That is Sailor Mercury.
Also Amy can be derived from Amynta and the Greek Amymone.
And also Esme can be related. Which Esme comes from Esmeralda.
And Amelia and Amanda are related as well.
I do not like the other spelling Aimee and Amie. I like Amy best and Ami I don’t mind because of the Hebrew and Japanese variants. I like Amira and Amata as derivatives too. So Amy has a lot of derivatives behind it. Which is Awesome!
I like Amy having a Hebrew derivative because my name can also be Hebrew like my boyfriend’s name. That makes me very happy.
Hate it. Amy is super bland and it's not that pretty.
This is my name.
I honestly don't mind that it doesn't sound as feminine as a lot of other names. I'm not a very feminine person.
My name is Amy! And whoever says it’s too popular and overused is crazy! Amy is NOT popular in America! In fact I just saw it was ranked #205 in 2018 in USA! And it’s not common in England either anymore. Overused, are you kidding me! The name Katherine is overused! Amy is not everywhere like the name Katherine and its stupid nicknames Kate and Katie!
Everyone knows a Katie but not an Amy! I wish people would name their daughters Amy! They can use a long beautiful middle name like Elizabeth, Jocelyn, or Madeline or a good C name like Caroline, Cara, Carol, Cassandra and Catherine. I would love to see Amy in the top 100 again soon. It means beloved, dearly loved. Comes from the French and Latin word for love.
I was born in 1988. My parents saw this name and loved it! I was going to be Amanda but my dad didn’t like it so mom and dad agreed on Amy instead.
You haters of Amy can be happy it’s unpopular. And I am unique like my name. Very unique. Maybe it was in the top 100 in 1988 but sure as heck NOT now!
Also I was in a Barns and Noble and they had little cute personalized books and Amy was not on it and I was very upset. My boyfriend was shocked too. My boyfriend likes my name and he has an aunt named Amy.
If U Seek Amy is a song by Britney Spears.
This is my mother's name. It's sweet, charming, and really does hold up to its meaning, "beloved". It really reminds me of a guardian, a caretaker, an overseer.

Also, if you actually think Amy Lee is a bad singer, you probably don't believe in heaven.
Amelia "Amy" Dubanowski (née Sosa) is a character in Superstore.

She is portrayed by America Fererra.
Amy Rose from the Sonic series.
Amy Santiago is one of the protagonists of the American police sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Amy is described as being hyper-organized and by the book.

She is portrayed by Melissa Fumero.
Amy Lee, the lead singer of Evanescence.
In 2018, 35 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Amy who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 71st most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
Short and sweet. Yet bold and to the point.
Very short, too bland and overused.
"Ami" is also French for "friend."
One advantage: It's a short name and it's fast to write.
I know a couple who just had a baby in January and named their baby Amy. I had a friend who just turned 60 with this name also. So it's been used for a long time. I personally wouldn't use it for a first name but it's not bad for a middle name and really it's a nice first name too, it just isn't a name I would use for a first name.
This is my name and I just don't like it that much. To me it sounds too retro for someone who was born in 1996; in my opinion it sounds too 70s or 80s. Also, I don't like the way it sounds. It sounds like aim for me. No offense to anyone who shares my name!
Growing up, if I got a high score on a video game at the arcade, I got to enter my whole name. \m/ THREE-LETTER BONUS! \m/
Amy can also be a shortened version of "Amelia".
"Come along, Pond(s)!"
~ Eleventh Doctor
Amy Pond was a fictional character in the British TV series Doctor Who. Her real name was Amelia, but she shortened it while growing up.
Amy Wong, voiced by Lauren Tom, is a main character from the Fox and Comedy Central television animated series Futurama. She works as an intern at Planet Express. She is a ditzy, spoiled, wealthy daughter of agriculturalist-industrialist Han Chinese rancher parents who raise buggalo on Mars. A graduate student for most of the series' run, in season six, she earns her Ph. D in Applied Physics from Mars University, earning her the title of Doctor.
Amy Estella Colley is a beauty queen from Jonesborough, Tennessee who has competed in the Miss USA pageant. She graduated from David Crockett High School in 2002. Colley first competed in the Miss Tennessee 2002 pageant where she won a preliminary swimsuit award but did not place. Later that year she competed in the Miss Tennessee Teen USA pageant, and placed in the top six alongside Lauren Grissom and winner Rachel Smith, who would also go on to win consecutive Miss Tennessee USA title in later years. In late 2003 she competed in the Miss Tennessee USA pageant for the first time, placing first runner-up to Stephanie Culberson. Culberson would later place fourth runner-up in the nationally televised Miss USA 2004 pageant. Colley returned the following year, winning the Miss Tennessee USA 2005 title. Colley then represented Tennessee in the Miss USA 2005 pageant broadcast live from Baltimore, Maryland in April 2005. She did not place in the pageant, ending Tennessee's run of two consecutive top five placements. The pageant was won by Chelsea Cooley of North Carolina.
Amy Erica is a subtle way to show patriotism, cute for a July 4th baby girl.
I think Amy is a beautiful name! I am so glad that my mom agreed with my brother to name me Amy. Amy is not a very common name in Newfoundland. There is only one other person with the name Amy besides me in my school. Whoever got the negative meaning of Amy, they are so wrong! It's like the saying "Never Judge a Book By it's Cover."
Never make negative remarks against someone until you know them. Who knows, they could turn out to be your best friend!
The name Amy just has a bad connotation and personally reminds me of Amy Juergens from Secret Life of the American Teenager. I would say pass on the name unless it is spelled the French way "Aimee".
I like Aimee better, plus it's the original name.

Other spellings:
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Amy Gumm is the main protagonist of the "Dorothy Must Die" series by Danielle Paige.
This is also used as a diminutive of Amelia.
I think the name Amy is beautiful, yet simple. My real name isn't Amy but I love the name. To be honest, all the Amy's I've met are very unique and smart. In my opinion the name doesn't look or sound anything like evil or hatred, to me it's love and kindness.
I'm an Amy, and I've never really loved it. On one hand, I can sign my name quickly. I only had one person with the same name (spelled Aimee) in my class for one year.

I do prefer the spelling Amy to Aimee. The second one looks really clunky to me.

There are better names, there are worse names. I don't dislike it, but I do sometimes wish it was a little longer. I think my middle name, Elizabeth, goes well with it.

Personally, I'd go with Ana for a three letter two syllable name that starts with A. If you like it, go for it. It is a pretty name and it's definitely well established without being top 25.
I think Amy is a beautiful name. It's simple but graceful sounding. Yes, it has been used throughout the years, but its tradition is part of what makes it a great name. It seems to be like a wonderful palette for a young woman to paint a portrait of who she is upon it. As someone above said, it also looks very nice written. Many women take their husband's names when they marry and, not knowing what that name will someday be, Amy is a name that sounds great with almost any last name at all. To me, Amy is simply elegant. It seems like a name of a woman who doesn't need a trendy or unusual name to proceed her, but rather lets who she is speak for herself. It also has the benefit of anyone reading it knows exactly how to say it. I think that's important in a name. Who wants to spend their entire life teaching people how to pronounce their own name? So for all the "Amy"s out there, you have a terrific name. Wear it proudly!
Amy means beloved.
Amy Morris is a close friend of Holly Hobbie.
Pretty, gorgeous, ages well.
A famous barer of this name is British anti-bullying campaigner Amy Moloney.
Horrible name. Reminds me of a cheeky little girl in a pantomime.
Also amygdala...
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.
Amy Raudenfeld is a main character on MTV's new series Faking It. She is portrayed by Uzbek American actress Rita Volk.
Amy has to be the most beautiful name ever!
A nice, cute, pretty, girly name. :D.
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.
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.
"Amy & Matthew" is a love story by Cammie McGovern.
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.
Amy is an "okay" name to me. I always think of the character Amy from Sonic the Hedgehog. Amy is my aunt's name.
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!
There is a book titled 'Amy and Roger's Epic Detour' by Morgan Matson.
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!
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 :)
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.
Comedian Amy Poehler (born 1971), best known as a cast member on SNL and Parks & Recreation.
Amy is the name of the baby on the TV series "Up All Night".
If you can't say anything nice then keep it to yourself.
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.
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.
There is a character called Amy Farrah Fowler on the TV show The Big Bang Theory.
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.
The name itself isn't that pretty, but still has a lot of style and character.
Very chunky but there are worse names.
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.
This name is so short, yet takes a long time to say. The m in the middle kind of slows it down.
Amy is too common, and I've never thought it sounds particularly feminine. Too much like Jamie.
There's also a character in the 39 Clues books named Amy Cahill.
Oh, no, and then there's Amy Fisher.
A lovely name, but it really needs a stronger, rarer name as a companion.
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?
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.
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.
Cute, but rather dated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A sweet simple name - Amy and May make cute anagram twin names.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amy is a common but sweet name.
A famous Amy I know of is Amy Price-Francis, an English-Canadian actress who plays Melissa Banks on A&E's The Cleaner.
It's a beautiful name, but it's becoming too common to be considered unique. It's a shame, really.
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.
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)
Scottish pop singer Amy MacDonald.
Amy Sorel is a playable character in Soul Calibur III and IV.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I really like Amy, it's a cute natural name. It's a bit common but I really like it.
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.
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.
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!
Amy Johnson - July 1903 - First woman to make the solo flight to Australia - Died/Disappeared on 4th January 1941.
I like the name, but I like different names, this is far too common.
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.
Amy Diamond is a famous bearer of the name, Amy.
In the Charlie Bone series by Jenny Nimmo, Amy Jones is Charlie's mother's name.
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.
Amy Dorrit is the title character of Charles Dickens' novel "Little Dorrit".
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.
It's so boring I could cry.
I like this name. It's adaptable, and I have a friend named 'Amy'. It's a good name.
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!
I accept that everyone has different opinions sometimes, but I strongly disagree with your opinion.
Amie does not mean beloved, it doesn’t mean anything, it’s just a made-up variant of Amy and means nothing whatsoever. I find your comment really disrespectful to old people because if it weren’t for the older ladies, you probably wouldn’t be around. I don’t get why spelling matters either, it doesn’t make much difference unless it’s one of those trendy -leigh and -ayden names, Amy and Amie are so similar, so why does it matter?
“When you think of Amy, you think of an old lady.” that is so rude, who knows if that old lady was a cuter and prettier person before she turned old?
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?
I love the name Amy, it's short, cute and pretty.
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.
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.
Amy Winehouse, the British singer, is a famous bearer.
Amy Rose is a character from the Sonic game series by SEGA.
Amy can also be short for Amelia.
I hate this name with a venegance, simply because I think it sounds UGLY!
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.
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?
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.
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.
I don't like this name, it's far too common and short and that Amy in 'Little Women' was so annoying.
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.
A bearer is English jazz & soul singer Amy Winehouse.
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.
Amy is a beautiful, sweet, simple-sounding name. I love it and wish it were my name.
A nice, cute-sounding name, but a little too generic for my taste.
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').
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.
Mimi is often used as a nickname for girls called Amy or Aimee.
American actresses Amy Adams and Amy Smart are the two famous bearers of the name.
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'.
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.
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. :)
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.
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.
Amy is the name of one of Rachel's sisters on FRIENDS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amy ~ From an Old French name meaning "loved". She is independent with strong emotions and will do anything to reach her goals!
Amy is also a city in France. It is situated between Calais and Paris.
Amy Brown is a famous artist whos subject is Fantasy Art!
Chasing Amy is a film from 1997. The genre is comedy, romance drama and more!
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?
Nothing special to me.
Chinese-American author Amy Tan who has wrote The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Moon Lady, & The Chinese Siamese Cat.
Amy Tan also wrote the book 'The Bonesetter's Daughter'.
I like this name because it means love (amor) in Roman Mythology, And there it stands for God of love!
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.
Never met an Amy I didn't like! Short and sweet. I can understand why it is so popular.
Amy is a great name. It makes me think of very quiet, beautiful, creative types of girls.
Can also be spelled as Aimie or Aimee.
Amy is the name of the girl from Mars in Fox's Futurama.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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. :)
The name "Amy" was used by Robert Frost for a character in the poem "Home Burial."
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.
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.
The name Amy is the most beautiful and wicked name ever!
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. ;)
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. >:)
One of my favorite singers is contemporary Christian singer Amy Grant.
Derived from Old French aimée meaning "beloved," ultimately from the Latin amâre meaning "to love."
How can I put this nicely... Amy is certainly not a name I would choose - far too common.
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.
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!
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.
Amy means "Dark Goddess," "Bringer of evil," "She who entrances".
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.
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.
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?
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!
Amy, beloved, such a beautiful name, but my friend who has this name thinks it is too common.
A common name for a girl. Not a favourite of mine. Referred to as "mean" and "aggresive".
I think Amy is a beautiful name and very popular at my school and the bearers are not horrid or mean.
Amy is not a mean or aggresive name! It is a name which means love. Which I think is an extremely beautiful name!
Amy is also the name of the youngest sister in the famous novel "Little Women".

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