What does Amanda mean?
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.
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 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)
Miranda (#238 from recent data), Myranda, Randi, Randy, Maranda, Manda, Mandi and Mandy are the prominent alternative forms of Amanda (#314 from recent data). These forms of Amanda were favored as baby names during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4788%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.1609%, ▼66.4%), with versions such as Amanda, Mandi, Mandy, Manda and Randy falling out of style. Miranda is the most trendy birth name in this list, and there is also a rekindling in birth name usage for this name. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Amanda and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)