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Anglicized form of Old French Amee "beloved",which was both a nickname and a form of the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] name Amata "beloved".
- Amy has also been used as a nickname for Amelia.
- 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.
- ^ Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges:A Concise Dictionary of Given Names.Oxford University Press 2001.
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