Mandy Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Mandy:
Pet form of Amanda, a name derived from the Latin amanda (lovable, worthy to be loved). Amanda originated as a literary coinage of English playwright Colley Cibber (1671 - 1757).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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I think it's a unique name.
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UGH! Wish my mom had named me Amanda instead. As an adult, it becomes uncomfortable in professional situations to have such a young sounding nickname as my professional name.
I love my name. There's not many people that have nicknames for names, and I like that I have one for a name. I've gotten complements on how my name was cute. So, basically I enjoy my name.
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Mand (By my father)
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Diminutive form of Amanda or Miranda
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Mandy Moore, singer/actress
Mandy Patinkin, male actor/singer/stage actor
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"Mandy" - Barry Manilow song
"Mandy" - song in White Christmas (1954)
Mandy Brocklehurst, a Ravenclaw student in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling