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AMY

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Anglicized form of Old French Amee ‘beloved’. This originated in part as a vernacular nickname, in part as a form of Latin Amata. The latter is ostensibly the feminine form of the past participle of amare ‘to love’, but in fact it may have had a different, pre-Roman, origin; it was borne in classical mythology by the wife of King Latinus, whose daughter Lavinia married Aeneas and (according to the story in the Aeneid) became the mother of the Roman people.
46th in the U.S.

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Quick facts

Millions
of people in the U.S have this name
1,127,426
to be exact
Iowa
has the most people named Amy per capita
1975
marked the height of its popularity
99.94%
0.06%
4%
55+
69%
30-54
19%
13-29
8%
0-12

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