Name: Amy

Origin and Meaning of the Name Amy

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    (AY mee)
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    English form of the Old French Aimée, in use in the United States since the 18th century. It should be noted that the spellings Ami, and Amie are not used in France because they are the words used to refer to a friend.

    Amy is the name of the heroine of "Little Dorrit", a novel by Charles Dickens; and of a character in "Little Women" by Louisa M. Alcott. Famous bearers include pilot Amy Johnson, poet Amy Lowell, actresses Amy Brenneman and Amy Adams, and singer Amy Winehouse.

    "Judging Amy" is a TV show that focuses on a judge who works in a family court.

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