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What does Amanda mean?

Amanda Pronunciation of Amanda 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


VARIANTS Amada, Amandah, Amandi, Amandie, Amandine, Amandy, Amata, Demanda, Manda, Mandaline, Mandee, Mandi, Mandie, Mando, Mandy

SEE ALSO Henoheno, Mandoline

OTHER FORMS VIA MIRANDA Maranda, Meranda, Myranda, Randa, Randi, Randy



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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)

Amanda reached its top position of #3 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is presently at #369. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Miranda (#367 FROM RECENT DATA), Amada, Manda, Mandi, Mandie, Mandy, Maranda, Meranda, Myranda, Randa, Randi and Randy are the prominent alternative forms of Amanda (#369). These forms of Amanda were favored as baby names 4 decades ago (USAGE OF 2.5%) and have become significantly less common since (USAGE 0.1%, 95.9%), with versions such as Meranda 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-sounding 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.

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