Meaning and Name Origin
Amanda \a-man-da, am(a)-nda\ as a girls' name is pronounced ah-MAN-dah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Amanda is "fit to be loved, lovable". Amanda first appeared on a 1212 birth record from Warwickshire, England. Literary: poets and playwrights brought this name into popular usage in the 17th century. The name was probably modelled on Miranda. May also be used as a feminine form of Amandus, the name of a sixth-century French saint. Actresses Amanda Plummer, Amanda Peet; pop musician Mandy Moore.
Amanda▼ has 18 more different forms via Miranda: Maranda▼, Meranda, Mira▲, Miran, Mirandah, Mirella, Mirelle, Mirra, Mirranda, Myra▼, Myranda▼, Myrella, Myrilla, Myrrilla, Randa, Randi▼, Randie and Randy▼.
Amanda is a very popular first name for women (#40 out of 4276, Top 1%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Amanda for girls. Amanda reached its top position of #3 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is presently at #314. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Amanda and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Amanda (#314 last year) rated in the Top 1000 are Miranda (#238 last year), Mira (#613), Myra (#638), Myranda, Randy, Randi, Manda, Maranda, Mandi and Mandy. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1980-1989 and have become significantly less popular since, with versions such as Amanda, Myranda, Randy, Randi and Maranda falling out of style. Mira (#613) and Miranda (#238) are two of the more trendy birth names in this list, with Miranda going through a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)