Amanda: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Amanda

Amanda

Pronunciation: ah-MAN-də (key)

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.

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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

Nicknames for Amanda: | Edit

Mandy, Manda, Mindy, Mena, Manni, Andy, Mandie, Mandi, Ammy, Amie, Mandee, Mander, Maddy, amanda-panda Amy

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Famous real-life people named Amanda: | Edit

Amanda Seyfried, American actress
Amanda Bynes, American actress
Amanda Peet, American actress
Amanda Beard, American Olympic swimmer
Amanda Bearse, American actress

Amanda in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Amanda", a song by Boston
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 Waylon Jennings
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)

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