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Amanda (given name)

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Amanda
Pronunciation /əˈmændə/ ə-MAN-də
Gender Female
Language(s) Latin
Origin
Meaning “She who must be loved”, “worthy of love”
Other names
See also Amandine, Amy, Mandy, Miranda
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Amanda is a Latin female gerundive name meaning “having to be loved,” “deserving to be loved,” or, simply, “worthy of love.”[1]

The name “Amanda” first appeared in 1212 on a birth record from Warwickshire, England, and five centuries later the name was popularized by poets and playwrights.[2] In the United States, “Amanda” slowly became more prominent from the 1930s to the 1960s, ranking among the top 200 baby names.[2]

From 1976 to 1995, “Amanda” ranked in the ten most popular female baby names in the United States.