Amity: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Amity

Amity

Pronunciation: AM-i-tee (key)

Origin of the name Amity:

Derived from the Middle English amite (friendship), which has its root in the Latin amicus (friend).

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Comments and insights on the name Amity: | Edit

The Amity are a faction in the "Divergent" series which is being translated to film, the first to release in 2014. This may bring some more (positive?) attention to the name.
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Whenever I hear this, I only think of the Amityville Horror House.
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It's also the name of the city terrorized by the shark in Jaws. I think it's a great geographical name and reminds me of the Puritan era.

Personal experiences with the name Amity: | Edit

Amity's are inteligent people, caring, free spirited, and loving creatures.

Nicknames for Amity: | Edit

Ammo
Am
Calamity
Calamity Jane
Mimi

Meanings and history of the name Amity: | Edit

Also means "concord" or "harmony" - synonymous with "cordiality"

Famous real-life people named Amity: | Edit

Amity Shlaes, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and prolific economic writer
Amity Dry, Australian T.V personality.

Amity in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Amity", song by Elliott Smith
"AmityVille" song by Eminem
"Amityville Horror" Horror Film based on true events about a boy who murdered his family as they slept, in the town of Amityville U.S.A.

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Friendly?

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Creative?

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