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Girl Name: Amanda

Name: Amanda
Pronunciation: \a-man-da, am(a)-nda\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: fit to be loved, lovable
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Henoheno, Mandoline
Sounds Like: Amande, Amandina, Amantha, Aminta, Amynta
Variant forms: Amada, Amandah, Amandi, Amandie, Amandine, Amandy, Amata, Demanda, Manda, Mandaline, Mandee, Mandi, Mandie, Mando, Mandy
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 40

Description

Amanda \a-man-da, am(a)-nda\ as a girl's 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 15 variant forms: Amada, Amandah, Amandi, Amandie, Amandine, Amandy, Amata, Demanda, Manda, Mandaline, Mandee, Mandi, Mandie, Mando and Mandy.

For more information, see also related names Henoheno and Mandoline.

Baby names that sound like Amanda are Amande, Amandina, Amantha, Aminta and Amynta.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Amanda.

Popularity

Amanda is a very popular first name for women (#40 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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