What does Amanda mean?
Amanda [aman-da] 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.
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How popular is Amanda?
Amanda is a very popular first name for women (#40 out of 4276, Top 1%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#103706 out of 150436, Top 69%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name history of Amanda for girls. Amanda reached its top position of #3 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is presently at #316. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Miranda (#278 from recent data), Myranda, Randa, Randi, Randy, Meranda, Maranda, Manda, Mandi, Mandie, Mandy and Amada are the prominent alternative forms of Amanda (#316 from recent data). These forms of Amanda were favored as baby names 4 decades ago (usage of 2.8%) and have become significantly less common since (usage 0.1%, ▼95.3%), with versions such as Myranda going out of style.
Suggested similar names are Aanya, Adana, Adanna, Alaida, Alana▲, Alandra, Alanna▲, Alanza, Alinda, Amadea, Amadia, Amahla, Amaia, Amala, Amalea, Amalia▲, Amalida, Amalinda, Amalya, Amalynda (see Amelinda), Amana, Amande, Amandeep, Amandina, Amani▲, Amantha, Amara▲, Amarinda, Amarra, Amaya▲, Amelda, Amena, Amina▲, Aminta, Amintah, Amynta, Ananda, Anda, Annda, Aranka, Aranza, Armanda, Armande, Arminda, Avana, Avania, Ayana, Ayanna▼, Azania, Blanda, Branda, Canda, Chanda▼, Deanda, Dianda, Imalda, Leanda, Luanda, Nanda, Sanda, Shanda▼, Vanda, Wanda▼ and Zanda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Amanda.See names in meaning and etymology.