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Amanda 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 names Henoheno and Mandoline.
Baby names that sound like Amanda are Amande, Amandina, Amantha, Aminta and Amynta.
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Popularity of Amanda
Amanda is a very popular first name for women (#40 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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