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What does Amanda mean?

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 on this name, 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%) 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 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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Miranda (#238 last year), Mira (#613), Myra (#638), Myranda, Randy, Randi, Manda, Maranda, Mandi and Mandy are the prominent alternative forms of Amanda (#314 last year). These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4255%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1997%, down 53.1%), with versions such as Amanda, Maranda, Mandi, Mandy and Manda falling out of style. Mira (#613) and Miranda (#238) are two of the more trendy birth names in this list, and there is also a rekindling in birth name usage for Miranda. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Amanda and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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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