The meaning of the name “Amanda” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Additional information: This name comes either as a feminine form of the name Amandus from the Middle Ages or from the feminine gerundive of the Latin verb 'amo' (I love). Its meaning comes from the Latin usage and is commonly known to be “worthy of love” or “having to be loved”. Amanda can also be a male name which is Sanskrit in origin. The first recorded use of the name was in England in 1212, but it was not a commonly used name until the 17th century when many playwrights began to use the name in their plays.
There are some variations of the name Amanda, some of which it is unclear if they came from the name or if the name came from them. These variations include Mandy, Mandi, Amandus, Amando, Amand, and Amandine. Amandus, Amando, and Amand are all masculine names rather than feminine names. Although Mandy is sometimes used as a short form given name in some English speaking countries, it was originally just a diminutive of Amanda along with Manda, Ama, or Anda.
Popularity of the name Amanda has shifted downwards from 1980 to 2014. In the Us it peaked in usage in 1980 as the 2nd most popular baby girl name, but in 2014 it was ranked as #214. From 1880-1889 it enjoyed a spot in the top 100 names also in the US. The name was on the rise in 2014 in some non English speaking countries including Finland where it was the 10th most popular name, Norway where it was the 40th most popular, Sweden where it was the 41st most popular, and Chile where it was the 31st most popular name.
Celebrities and notable people who share the name include Amanda Bynes, an American actress; Amanda Seyfried, an actress; and Amanda Beard, an athlete and TV personality. 'The Amanda Show' was a children's television show starring Amanda Bynes. Amanda's Pennant or Celithemis Amanda is a type of dragonfly.
Pronunciation: (a MAN da) Form of: Itself (Amanda)
Considering Amanda as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Amanda for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Amanda is a unisex name, used as a boy name and a girl name.
The name Amanda is of Latin, Sanskrit origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, Spanish speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Amanda we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Amanda Name Meaning
The meaning of Amanda has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Amanda are:
American meaning: Lovable, worthy to be loved
Latin meaning: She who must be loved
Sanskrit meaning: Active; bright
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Amanda and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Amanda and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Amanda is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Amanda Categories
The name Amanda is in the following categories: American Names, Canadian Names, English Names, Indian Names, Latin Names, Love Names, Nature Names, Sanskrit Names, Spanish Names, Unisex Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Amanda. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Amanda, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Amanda
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Amanda displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Amanda Boy Name Popularity Chart
Amanda Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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