Amy - girls name

Amy name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Amy name meaning:

The name "Amy" is traditionally associated with girls rather than boys. Derived from the Old French name "Aimee," which comes from the Latin "amatus" meaning "beloved," the name Amy has a rich history of being used predominantly for females. It symbolizes being loved or beloved, reflecting a deep sense of affection and charm. Over the centuries, Amy has been a popular choice for parents looking for a simple, yet profoundly meaningful name for their daughters.

However, in the context of naming a boy "Amy," it's essential to recognize the evolving nature of names and the increasing fluidity in gender norms. While not common, using traditionally female names for boys is part of a broader trend towards gender-neutral naming. For a boy named Amy, the meaning does not change—it still conveys a sense of being beloved. This choice can also reflect a family's or parents' desire for uniqueness and individuality in naming, as well as a commitment to breaking down gender stereotypes in naming conventions.

Origin: Latin


Related names

Amy , Aimie, Amice, Amicia, Amye

Other girls names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 285 out of 5581

166 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (126)

Historical popularity of Amy

The graph below shows the popularity of the girls's name Amy from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Amy in 2024