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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.


Variations

Amanda has 15 variants: 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 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.


Popularity

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)

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

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Amanda, Manda, Mandi, Mandy, Maranda, Mira, Miranda, Myra, Myranda, Randi, Randy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amanda, Mira, 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.

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