Its source is an Old French expression meaning "Beloved one."
In French, this name is spelled with an accent -- Aimée.
This girl's name is used in Dutch, English and French.
The name Aimee ranked 570th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 503rd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
Behind the Old French expression that evolved into Amy is a more ancient Latin verb, amare, meaning ''to love.''
When we consider how names originated, it is not surprising that our ancestors called their children by love words and other endearments that later developed into names. Among these are the Yoruba name Ife, the Scandinavian name Asta, and the Greek boys' name Philo.
Aimee Semple McPherson (born 1890, died 1944)
Founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (see list of Religious Leaders)