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National Amy Day – January 28, 2023

National Amy Day is celebrated every year on 28 January. In modern French, Amy is an English variant of the Old French name Aimée. Amée was a translation of ‘Amata,’ a Latin name originating from ‘Amatus,’ which means ‘beloved.’ Amie and Ami are two other spelling possibilities. Although it is much less popular for babies, Amy was the second most popular baby name in the 1970s, right after Jennifer. It is still a short, charming “Little Women’s” style classic today. Several berries bet on Amy to resurface as a 1970s-era monicker. In the late 1800s, Amy and the other “Little Women” names gained enormous popularity.

History of National Amy Day

The tenth century saw the first writing of the distinctive Brythonic Celtic language that the Cornish people spoke. However, they were gradually Anglicized, and Cornish as a spoken language disappeared in 1777. Cornish patriots have since restored the language. There are many spelling variations, including Amy, Amie, Amey, Ammy, L’Amie, L’Amy, L’Amey, Lamey, and Lamie. They were the Lords of Botienne Castle in Cornwall, where the surname Amy first appeared in records.

In the thirteenth century, Richard Amy held Henry de la Pomeray captive in Cornwall. It was possible to locate his descendants there up until the middle of the twentieth century. Amy, who was elected County Sheriff in 1714, purchased Botreaux Castle from his uncle, Sir John Cotton, and was the father of Cotton Amy, the last male heir, who only left behind two daughters. Sir John Cotton was the uncle of Mr. Amy’s two daughters. Since then, Devon, Somerset, and Dorset have come under their control. In the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273, Edward I lists Simone and John Ame in Essex.

Amy’s life expectancy in the U.S. fluctuated between 1951 and 2004, with the lowest point in 1956 and the highest in 1986. Amy had a life expectancy of 29 years in 1951 and 74 years in 2004. Many remarkable men and women have accomplished a great deal in their lives. One of these individuals was John Amy, the first settler of Barbados, who arrived in 1679.

National Amy Day timeline

Thirteenth century
The Rise of Richard Amy

Richard Amy holds Henry de la Pomeray captive in Cornwall.

1679
The Arrival of John Amy in Barbados

The first settler named John Amy arrives in Barbados.

1714
The Promotion to Sheriff

Richard Amy becomes Sheriff of Pomeray County.

2004
The Increase in Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of people bearing the name Amy is 74 years.

National Amy Day FAQs

Who directed the movie “Amy?”

Asif Kapadia directed it, and James Gay-Rees produced it.

What is the personality of the name Amy??

Amys are considered to have the gift of gab, they are expressive, outgoing, charming, and optimistic. You fascinate others with your creativity, especially in writing.

How old is the name Amy?

The Amy family name was found in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920.

National Amy Day Activities

  1. Read about the renowned Amy’s

    Read about a renowned person with whom you share a name. Learn about their race, occupation, culture, and accomplishments in the hopes that they may inspire you.

  2. Find out more about your name

    Investigate the origins of your name to see how much information you can uncover. Find any other significant historical person with whom you share a name.

  3. Listen to music that's named after you

    You're permitted to be a little indulgent today, even if it may look a little self-indulgent. Look up songs that are titled after you and listen to them all day.

5 Facts About The Name Amy

  1. It’s the name of a well-known actress

    Amy Adams is a well-known actress who has been in movies including "The Muppets" and "Enchanted."

  2. It’s the name of a famous singer

    Amy Winehouse, a singer from the U.K., was noted for her distinctive voice and partying lifestyle.

  3. It appears in the census records

    There are 27,000 census records with the last name Amy.

  4. it’s ranking among surnames

    Amy is number 13,597 among the most popular surnames in the U.S.

  5. The Amy name stats

    Amy is a name given to around 2,487 people living in the U.S.

Why We Love National Amy Day

  1. It’s easy to celebrate

    The best thing about name days is that all you need to wish a friend well is their name; you don't even need to know their birthday. While birthdays are the most common occasion for joy and celebration worldwide, many cultures also value name days highly.

  2. It’s significant to our identities

    Our names are very significant to our identities. Deep emotional, cultural, familial, and historical ties are bound to the names we bear.

  3. It’s a day to learn about name origins

    On this day, we learn people's names. Name Days educate us about the genesis of some of our favorite people's names. It most crucially teaches us how to pronounce these names correctly.

National Amy Day dates

YearDateDay
2023January 28Saturday
2024January 28Sunday
2025January 28Tuesday
2026January 28Wednesday
2027January 28Thursday

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