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 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).
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).