Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Amy f. Old French amée 'beloved'. Fem. of Ami.

Despite the name's French linguistic origins, it was more popular in England than in France.

England
Latin
1340xc1450 Ame (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 6; 1377 Amya (nom) FenPT-2 p. 5; 1381 Amia (abl) Suffolk1381 p. 93, Amy (nom) ibid. p. 75, Amya (nom) ibid. p. 104; 1540 Amea (nom) SA12 p. 3; 1540/1 Amia (nom) ibid. p. 5, Amiam (acc) ibid. p. 5; 1540 Amie (nom) ibid. p. 3
Middle English
1431 Amy EEW p. 90
Early Modern English
1503 Ame OrpingtonKe p. 73; 1530 Ame LIWill-III p. 19; 1545 Amy StNick-Sf p. 2; 1552 Ame BarnstapleBap p. 7; 1557 Amy bruton-vol1 p. 28; 1559 Ame BUmar-vol2 p. 60, Amia ibid. p. 60; 1560 Amye COmar-vol5 p. 125; 1561 Amy bruton-vol1 p. 110, Amye ibid. p. 31; 1562 Amye DEmar-vol1 p. 81, bruton-vol1 p. 111; 1563 Amye BarnstapleBap p. 12; 1564 Amy BUmar-vol9 p. 4, COmar-vol5 p. 3, bruton-vol1 p. 4; 1566 Amy ibid. p. 35; 1568 Amy ibid. p. 37; 1569 Amye BEmar-vol2 p. 2; 1573 Amia BUmar-vol2 p. 61; 1575 Amy bruton-vol1 p. 41; 1581 Amye HAmar-vol9 p. 68; 1582 Ame StAnthonlin p. 29; 1583 Amye WAmar-1 p. 108; 1584 Amie BEmar-vol2 p. 69; 1585 Amy OrpingtonKe p. 7; 1586 Amia BUmar-vol2 p. 64, Amy OrpingtonKe p. 7; 1587 Amie BUmar-vol2 p. 117, Amy DEmar-vol2 p. 13, Amye BUmar-vol2 p. 117; 1588 Amie BUmar-vol1 p. 2; 1589 Amie DEmar-vol2 p. 19; 1590 Aime COmar-vol5 p. 9, Amie RegFord p. 1, Amy DEmar-vol2 p. 20; 1591 Aime COmar-vol5 p. 9, Amie BUmar-vol2 p. 118, RegFord p. 1, Amy DEmar-vol2 p. 24, Amye BUmar-vol2 p. 118; 1592 Amy DEmar-vol2 p. 24, StAnthonlin p. 35, Amye BEmar-vol1 p. 15; 1594 Amie RegFord p. 2, Amy DEmar-vol2 p. 28; 1596 Amy BUmar-vol9 p. 9, Amye COmar-vol2 p. 123; 1597 Amy CAmar-vol1 p. 6, DEmar-vol2 p. 36; 1599 Amie HAmar-vol9 p. 69, Amy DEmar-vol2 p. 40, Amye bruton-vol1 p. 57
France
Middle French
1572 Aymée RegPCC-1 p. 527
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Amy". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2018, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2018/1/name/Amy.