What does Amanda mean?
How do we pronounce Amanda?
The baby girl name Amanda is pronounced ahMAENDah in English or aaMAANDaa in Italian and Spanish 1.
1 Pronunciation for Amanda: AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
What is the origin of Amanda?
Amanda's origin is Latin, and its use, English, Finnish, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Derived from amanda 'lovable' ; amare 'to love'. The male name Amandus does not seem to have been the source of Amanda. The female name appeared in the 17th century, probably under the influence of the name Miranda definition. It was first coined for a character in the play Love's Last Shift (1696) by the British dramatist Colley Cibber, and was well used in the 18th century for other fictional heroines, such as in the Sir John Vanbrugh play The Relapse (1696) and the Tobias Smollett novel Peregrine Pickle (1751). Noel Coward also named a character Amanda in his comedy Private Lives (1930), contributing to the popularity of the name in recent times. The pet form is well known from the Barry Manilow song, Mandy (1974). Amanda is the feminine equivalent of the French and Italian Amando meaning and origin. Amanda has 27 forms that are used in both English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Amanada name, name Amandalee meaning, name Amandalyn, name Amande meaning, Amandea meaning of name, name Amandee origin, short names for Amandey, Amandi meaning and origin, what does the name Amandia mean, baby name Amandie, Amandina definition, baby name Amandine (used in French too), baby name Amandy, name Amandya meaning, Demanda meaning and origin, Madee name popularity, and meaning of Mandaline. Other English forms include the shortening Manda name popularity, the familiar forms Mandee meaning and origin, Mandi meaning and origin, meaning of Mandie, nicknames for Mando, and name Mandy origin (used in Latin too), and the spelling variant nicknames for Amandah. Forms used in foreign languages include the Spanish Amada name popularity and the Hawaiian name Henoheno meaning. The familiar form Amata name (Spanish) is another foreign variant. See also the related form, the English Alanda meaning and origin. Amanda is popular as a baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1930s up to the 1980s. At the height of its usage in 1987, 2.231% of baby girls were named Amanda. It was #3 in rank then. The baby name has seen a substantial drop in frequency since then. In 2010, it ranked at #188 with a usage of only 0.084%. Within the family of girl names directly related to Amanda, baby name Miranda was the most commonly used. It was 7.363% more frequently used than Amanda in 2010. The name Amanda has primarily been a baby girl name, although it has also been given to boys in the last century. In 1989, 289 times more baby girls than boys were given the name Amanda.
The following famous people share the name Amanda:
- Actress Amanda Burton, born 10 October 1956, Ballougry, County Derry, Northern Ireland
- Actress Amanda Bynes, born 3 April 1986, Thousand Oaks, California
- Actress Amanda Holden, born Amanda Louise Holden 16 February 1971, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, England
- Singer Mandy Moore, born Amanda Leigh Moore 10 April 1984, Nashua, New Hampshire
- Tennis Player Amanda Coetzer, born 22 October 1971, Hoopstad, South Africa.
List of baby names Amanda:
the English name Amandah meaning, the Spanish name Amada origin, the name name Amandea meaning, the name meaning of Amandee, the name name Amandey origin, the name what does the name Amandi mean, the name nicknames for Amandie, the name short names for Amandy, the name Amandya meaning and origin, the Spanish, German, and Scandinavian Amata meaning and origin, the name Amatah meaning and origin, the name short names for Ameeta, the name what does the name Ameetah mean, the name what does the name Ameita mean, the name Ameitah meaning, the Hebrew Amida name variations, the Hebrew Amidah definition, the name Amieta meaning of name, the name Amietah pronounciation, and the Spanish Aminda name variations.
The baby name Amanda fun facts:
The name Amanda in reverse order is "Adnama".
The numerological value of the name Amanda is number 7, which means analysis, understanding, knowledge, awareness, studious, meditating.
How popular is Amanda?
Amanda is in the top names in USA.