Amanda

Gender:girl

Meaning:lovable

Origin:Latin

Pronunciation:a man duh

Variations:Amander

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Amanda is literally a loveable name and perfect for a loveable baby girl. It also sounds refreshing and modern, which makes it ideally suited to parents looking for something that is cosmopolitan sounding.

Detailed Meaning

Amanda is the female form of the name Amandus, which is from the Latin word amanda, meaning “loveable”. The name can be traced back to as far as the 17th century, where it was used by multiple authors and poets. However, it is now a very popular modern name as well.

Famous People With This Name

Amanda Abbington is a British actress known for her roles in “Mr. Selfridge” and BBC’s “Sherlock,” playing Mary Morstan. Amanda Bynes is an American actress who rose to fame as a child on the Nickelodeon channel. Amanda Seyfried is an American actress known for her roles inĀ “Mean Girls” and “Mamma Mia!”

Possible Nicknames

Amanda is a difficult name to create nicknames for, but one option could be Manda. Mandy could also be an option, but that is also a name in itself and might get confusing.

Related Names

Amanda can also be spelt Amander. It is also related to the name Amandus.

Stories Featuring This Name

Amanda Wingfield is a character from Tennessee Williams’ play, “The Glass Menagerie.” Amanda Waller is a villain in the DC Comics universe and creator of the Suicide Squad. Amanda Grayson is Spock’s mother in the “Star Trek” franchise.

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