A names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Love/Beloved, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Amy is the English form of Old French Amée meaning “beloved” which comes from Latin amātus (loved, beloved) derived from a PIE root word. Amy could also be used as a nickname for longer names such as Amelia (meaning “work”, Amanda (meaning “lovable, worthy to be loved”, derived from the same root word as Amy), or any similar sounding names.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Ami (English)- Ami is also Japanese female name
  • Amie (English)
  • Aimee (English)
  • Aimée (French)
  • Amée (Medieval French)
  • Amata (Late Roman)
  • Amada (Spanish)


Female forms:

  • Aimé (French)
  • Amé (Medieval French)
  • Amatus (Late Roman)
  • Amato (Italian)
  • Amado (Spanish)


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