Amy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Anglicized form of Old French Amee, which was both a nickname and a form of the Latin name Amata (beloved).[1]

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Proper noun[edit]

Amy (plural Amys)

  1. A female given name.
    • 1886 Hubert Hall: Society in the Elizabethan Age. Kessinger Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0766139743 page 94:
      The Dame Anne Dudley, mentioned in a contemporary record, was Leicester's first wife, the unfortunate Amy Robsart. It may be noticed, in passing, that the name Amy - presuming that it occurs in contemporary manuscripts of authority - is an extremely rare one. It is obvious how easily the name Aime might be read for Anne.
    • 1975 Derek Marlowe: Nightshade. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1975. page 7:
      As a child, Amy could have been drawn by Millais, if he was inclined - the name Amy is deceptively apt - but though the plumpness remains, not much but some, the ringlets have gone to be replaced by curls of the colour of cinnamon.
    • 1999 Susan Butler, Lawrence Butler: East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart. ISBN 0306808870 page 5:
      As Amy had been baptized Amelia ( but always called Amy) after her mother, now her daughter, too, was baptized Amelia.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of Given Names.Oxford University Press 2001.

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