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.
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▼.
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 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)