The name Amy ranked 112th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 32nd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name makes a strong showing in state popularity data of the 1970s, but makes few (if any) appearances on lists compiled after that period.
Behind the Old French expression that evolved into Amy is a more ancient Latin verb, amare, meaning ''to love.''
When we consider how names originated, it is not surprising that our ancestors called their children by love words and other endearments that later developed into names. Among these are the Yoruba name Ife, the Scandinavian name Asta, and the Greek boys' name Philo.
Arts and Music
Amy Beach (born 1867, died 1944)
Her Gaelic Symphony (1896) is the first known symphonic work composed by an American woman (see list of Romantic Composers)