Amy

Amy - A very unique female name



  Jul 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Amy, meaning beloved, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #227. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Amy and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Amy? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Amy. The baby girl name Amy was given to 2,208 baby girls in 2012, ranking #144 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 640 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Amy peaked in popularity 44 years ago in 1973 on position 2.



Famous with this name

Amy Adams
Amy Ryan
Amy Smart


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Amy is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Amy is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #63 - and is the least popular in Alabama at position #461.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Amy is where you live.


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Amy origin and meaning

Amy is a 3 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means beloved. To see famous people named Amy, pop culture references for the name Amy and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Amy

We've found the following names that sound similar to Amy, sorted by popularity.

Anna / Ann / Anne / Annie / Ana / Aimee / Amaya / Aniyah / Amie / Aniya /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012144
2011143
2010135
2009131
2008132
2007120
2006127
2005110
2004106
2003119
2002110
2001114
2000105
1999105
199896
199792
199688
199576
199477
199366
199251
199143
199038
198935
198829
198724
198622
198520
198413
198312
198210
19816
19808
19795
19784
19773
19762
19752
19742
19732
19725
19715
19705
19696
196813
196712
196630
196535
196444
196354
196261
196168
196077
195985
195897
1957114
1956122
1955134
1954139
1953154
1952174
1951199
1950217
1949238
1948313
1947334
1946325
1945323
1944322
1943330
1942321
1941325
1940321
1939334
1938346
1937363
1936353
1935359
1934362
1933363
1932343
1931350
1930333
1929353
1928360
1927316
1926299
1925276
1924266
1923261
1922259
1921265
1920262
1919257
1918260
1917249
1916248
1915239
1914242
1913246
1912234
1911234
1910227

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California63
Texas74
District of Columbia75
Maryland107
New York107
New Jersey111
Florida127
Nevada129
New Mexico132
Arizona133
Idaho133
Delaware147
Connecticut153
Virginia154
Utah158
Alaska164
Georgia164
North Carolina166
Arkansas167
Illinois173
South Carolina176
Indiana188
Massachusetts192
Nebraska204
Rhode Island205
Oregon216
Washington219
Kansas222
Minnesota243
Oklahoma246
Colorado258
Iowa264
Tennessee276
Louisiana303
Pennsylvania307
Wisconsin328
Missouri337
Ohio349
Mississippi365
Kentucky388
Michigan408
Alabama461

Even more about Amy


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Amy a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Amy?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1973
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Amy
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 640
Letter count 3
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,208

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