As an Amy, energy and enthusiasm for life are the cornerstones of your personality. You are friendly and gregarious, with a gift for talking to anybody in any situation. Others are attracted to your approachable and talkative nature, and they love your engaging conversational skills. As a result, you have many close friends and acquaintances, and you are never lonely. Even more extraordinary is your willingness to be generous and sympathetic to those in need. You seek to make the world a better place through your generosity, and you generally succeed in doing so!
Just as you seek to always be kind and encouraging to those whom you meet, you are also inspired by the kind and appreciative words of others towards you. This type of encouragement helps to spur you on at the times you are in need of recharge, and when you feel discouraged about your ability to follow through on all the things you have taken on.
You are creative, with gifts in music and artistic endeavors. You are spontaneous and at any moment ready to go with the flow. Your enthusiasm and bubbly nature inspires those around you, and your friendly, easygoing, and all around happy-go-lucky nature makes being around you a pleasure!
The name Amy started with the Latin word “amare” meaning “to love.” Virgil’s classic epic of Greek mythology “The Aeneid” used a feminized form of “amare” – Amata – as the name of King Latinus’ wife. The Old French adapted the name to Amee, meaning “beloved”, which was then Anglicized to Amy.
Amy has been a popular name in the United States for over a century, though it did see a decline between the 1920s and 1940s. It came back in the 1950s and hit its peak popularity during the 1970s. Aimee is a popular alternative spelling.
Our list of famous Amys includes red-headed star actresses Amy Irving and Amy Adams. Another famous actress Amy is Amy Brenneman, well known for her work in TV dramas “Private Practice” and “NYPD Blue.” Musical Amys include crossover Christian-Pop singing sensation Amy Grant, and the late Amy Winehouse. Additional famous Amys include comic/actress Amy Poehler, actress Amy Smart, director Amy Heckerling, and actress/author Amy Sedaris.