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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.

Associated with: england, literary, 17th century, saint


Amanda has 15 variants: Amada, Amandah, Amandi, Amandie, Amandine, Amandy, Amata, Demanda, Manda, Mandaline, Mandee, Mandi, Mandie, Mando and Mandy.

Related girl names: Henoheno and Mandoline.

Amanda has 6 more different relations via Miranda: Maranda, Meranda, Myranda, Randa, Randi and Randy.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Amanet, Amanna, ..

(male) Amanna, Amannaud, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 #314. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amanda name in U.S.

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

Miranda (#238 from recent data), Mandy (#1931), Myranda, Randi, Randy, Randa, Maranda, Manda, Mandi, Mandie, Amada and Meranda are the prominent alternative forms of Amanda (#314 from recent data). These forms of Amanda were favored as baby names 3 decades ago (usage of 2.8%) and have become significantly less common since (usage 0.1%, 94.8%), with versions such as Mandy going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amanda, Amada, Manda, Mandi, Mandie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mandy, Maranda, Meranda, Miranda, Myranda in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Randa, Randi, Randy in U.S.

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

Similar Names


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.