Amanda Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Amanda:
Derived from the Latin amanda (lovable, worthy to be loved). Amanda originated as a literary coinage of English playwright Colley Cibber (1671 - 1757).
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In Latin, the passive periphrastic (a future participle), from which the name Amanda is a direct carry-over, almost always has a sense of necessity. The verb it is derived from is amo, meaning love. In this case, the participle is passive. Therefore, the name Amanda actually means something like "she who must be loved."
Female form of the male name Amand as in Saint Amand the patron saint of beer.
- Personal experiences with the name Amanda: | Edit
My name is Amanda Faye. I was named after a great grandmother, but have never felt like the name fit me. It was an extremely popular name when I was in school which I detested. It's a pretty name just not for me, I prefer to go by my initials AJ.
I'm Amanda Jayne, i have always loved my name. Although i detest being called Mandy, i dont mind being called Manda or Mands. I've never had any problems with people misspelling my name.....well only the Jayne part of it.
I think Mandy is a cute name!
I named my daughter Amanda and she is now 7. I have no idea how appropriate her name would be. She is a girl who "MUST BE LOVED." She is sugar and spice and all that's nice, but she demands a lot of love and will stop at nothing to get it. Grandpas beware. If you look available and nice my Amanda will approach you for money in a store if I have told her no. My Amanda is never Mandy. Only Manda or Manda Panda.
Hi. My name is Amanda Marie. My mom wanted to name me Meghan but my brother Andrew wanted to name me Amanda since he loved to watch The Amanda Show. I hate being called Mandy but I'm fine with Manda. I have 2 older brothers named Andrew Taylor and Robert (we call him Bobby) Morgan. I think as my job I will be in the K-9 unit
Most every Amanda I have ever met is Amanda Marie. I am Amanda Mary. I too hate to be called Mandy. Mostly I am Manda, but my sister calls me Mando Camando.
I agree with the post above, my name is Amanda Maria. I went to school with two girls the same age as me and they were both Amanda Marie. The only thing I don't like about my name is how common it is. Most of my family call me Amand! However it sounds like "manda" if they are talking fast
My name is Amanda Kathleen. I have always loved my name. Who wouldn't like a name that means lovable? I was named for the Barry Manilow song Mandy, and don't mind the nickname, but I prefer Amanda
I'm Amanda Nicole. Which I love the sound of, but in real life I NEVER go by Amanda. I'm a Mandi, very much so. It's not a bad name though, and nice that it gives you options. (But I will admit I hate when I tell people my name and they respond with "like the Barry Manilow song?" as I was named for my dad's parents Ann and Nathan).
Im Amanda LeAnne,I was named from the Don Williams/ Waylon Jennings song....growing up I was always Manda Panda, later Ive been, Manda, Mando, Mana, Manders(hate that one),Man (nephew couldnt say my name), and of course Mandy ..I love my name.
I'm Amanda Rae. I love my name. I was never Mandy, my mom loved the name Amanda to much. I rarely got Manda, unless someone was talking about me in a story. So when I had a daughter I named her Mandy! We love it. My daughter does sometimes unintentionally get Amandy from my parents, it's funny.
- Nicknames for Amanda: | Edit
Mandy, Manda, Mindy, Mena, Manni, Andy, Mandie, Mandi, Ammy, Amie, Mandee, Mander, Maddy, amanda-panda Amy, Manda Panda, Mandaia,Mandyah, Mand, Mands, Mandayah, Anda, Willa, Salamanda, Commanda, May-may
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Amanda Seyfried, American actress
Amanda Bynes, American actress
Amanda Peet, American actress
Amanda Beard, American Olympic swimmer
Amanda Bearse, American actress
Amanda Palmer, singer/songwriter (Dresden Dolls/solo career)
Amanda Waldrop, up and coming local to Lincoln County, NC singer and song writer. Found on facebook and Twitter. Writer of poetry, songs, etc. Has a beautiful voice that can sing Gospel, rock, country, pop and hip hop. Sings Patsy Clind, Janis Joplin, Melissa Ethredge, etc covers as good as them theirselves! Awesome at Taylor Swift, etc songs. Also her own.
Amanda Webb, Future Wife to the World Renound W.I.L.L Scientist Justin Webb AKA Stripes, who developed the STRIPES vaccine.
Amanda Arcuri, Canadian actress
Amanda Kessel, professional ice hockey player (New York Riveters)
- Amanda in song, story & screen: | Edit
"Amanda", a song by Boston 1986
The Amanda, a Norwegian movie award
Amanda, a female immortal on Highlander: The Series
Amanda, character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Amanda Show, a comedy/variety television program
Amanda Young, Jigsaw's apprentice from the Saw series of movies
Amanda Grayson, Spock's mother, character, Star Trek
"Amanda", a song by Don Williams 1973 and Waylon Jennings 1974
Amanda Lockhart, from the Kingdom Keeper series by Ridley Pearson
Amanda Lemmon, in the 1995 film "It Takes Two"
Amanda Rollins, detective from Dick Wolfs (Law & Order SVU)
Amanda McKay, character on Nickelodeon's Supah Ninjas
Amanda Benson, character in Nickelodeon's TV movie Swindled
Amanda Hinton, Drake's cousin and Justin Alfred Pennyworth's high school girlfriend in the movie "Where is Like Lemons"