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Meaning and name origin

Amanda \a-man-da, am(a)-nda\ as a girl's 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 15 variant forms: Amada, Amandah, Amandi, Amandie, Amandine, Amandy, Amata, Demanda, Manda, Mandaline, Mandee, Mandi, Mandie, Mando and Mandy.

For more information, see also related girl names Henoheno and Mandoline.


Amanda is a very popular first name for females (#40 out of 4276, Top 1%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Amanda for girls. Amanda reached its highest rank of #3 in the U.S. in 1992 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Amanda name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amanda outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Amanda and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Miranda (#238), Amanda (#314), Mandy, Mandi and Manda. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Amanda, Manda, Mandi, Mandy, Miranda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amanda, Mandy, Miranda outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Amana, Amande, Amandina, Amantha, Aminta, Amynta, Ananda and Armanda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Amanda.