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uh-mer-i-kuh The country America.


America is a gender-neutral name and is of American origin. It can be used for both girls and boys. It means the country America. Though a unisex name, this name is trendier as a girl’s name than as a boy’s. Pronounced as uh-mer-i-kuh, the name is in the top 1000 of U.S birth chart of the year 2015 and not in the top 1000 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names. Variations of America include Amerika.

America was named after Italian explorer, Amerigo Vespucci who explored the new continents shortly after Christopher Columbus’ voyage in 1492. America has been used as a baby girl’s name since the 1900s but it was not common until the 2000s. America was in the top 1000 popular names from 1998 to 2015, and never got into it since then.

Here are some potential nicknames for America: Amy, Amz, May, Rica. See below for more.




America can be used for both boys and girls.

Common Nicknames

Amy, Amz, Mary, May, Rica




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The rank of America in the United States over time

Source: Social Security Administration

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