Amanda

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786k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Amanda mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Amanda

"Amanda" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Worthy of Love". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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From Latin Amanda, feminine form of the saint's name Amandus, gerund of amāre (to love): thus meaning "worthy of being loved" or "worthy of love". Taken to regular use as an English given name from 18th century literature.

  1. A female given name.

Amanda was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Amanda

Amanda was born on May 30th, 1988 in Salvador, Bahia.

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Amanda Knox is a writer. Amanda was given the name Amanda Marie Knox on July 9th, 1987 in Seattle, Washington, U.S.

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Amanda Seyfried is an actor, singing, model (people), actress, singer, and model. She has been prominent since 1996. Amanda was given the name Amanda Michelle Seyfried on December 3rd, 1985 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Mandy Moore is a singer-songwriter, actress, model, and fashion designer. Her ongoing career started in 1999. Mandy was given the name Amanda Leigh Moore on April 10th, 1984 in Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.

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Portia de Rossi is an actress, model, and philanthropist. She has been prominent since 1994. Portia was given the name Amanda Lee Rogers on January 31st, 1973 in Horsham, Victoria, Australia. Portia is also known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres.

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Amanda Holden is an actress, presenter, and singer. She was most prominent from 1991 to present. Amanda was given the name Amanda Louise Holden on February 16th, 1971 in Portsmouth.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Amanda

Amanda is a spy, assassin, interrogation, psychologist, physician, personal stylist, director-general, espionage, and assassination.

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Amanda du-Pont is an actress, businesswoman, voice-over artist, television presenter, live event mc, and brand ambassador. Amanda was given the name Amanda on June 26th, 1988 in Manzini, Swaziland.

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Rachel Amanda is an actress, singer, and model. She was most prominent from 1999 to present. Rachel was given the name Rachel Amanda Aurora on January 1st, 1995 in Jakarta.

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Lia Amanda is an actress. Lia was born on September 2nd, 1932 in Rome.

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Iheoma was given the name Iheoma Nnadi Amanda on May 15th, 1995.

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How popular is the baby name Amanda in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 241 241 0 #89 girl name
1881 263 263 0 #87 girl name
1882 288 288 0 #91 girl name
1883 287 287 0 #94 girl name
1884 337 337 0 #92 girl name
1885 339 339 0 #90 girl name
1886 370 370 0 #92 girl name
1887 338 338 0 #97 girl name
1888 404 404 0 #97 girl name
1889 413 413 0 #97 girl name
1890 392 392 0
1891 371 371 0
1892 455 455 0
1893 387 387 0
1894 418 418 0
1895 431 431 0
1896 367 367 0
1897 354 354 0
1898 371 371 0
1899 331 326 5
1900 377 377 0
1901 317 317 0
1902 301 301 0
1903 247 247 0
1904 294 294 0
1905 311 311 0
1906 260 260 0
1907 285 285 0
1908 260 260 0
1909 271 271 0
1910 278 278 0
1911 280 280 0
1912 310 310 0
1913 346 346 0
1914 375 375 0
1915 412 412 0
1916 421 421 0
1917 445 445 0
1918 397 397 0
1919 379 379 0
1920 379 379 0
1921 392 392 0
1922 341 341 0
1923 362 362 0
1924 341 341 0
1925 310 310 0
1926 310 310 0
1927 234 234 0
1928 247 247 0
1929 209 209 0
1930 196 196 0
1931 209 209 0
1932 213 213 0
1933 199 199 0
1934 189 189 0
1935 212 212 0
1936 192 192 0
1937 176 176 0
1938 192 192 0
1939 185 185 0
1940 218 218 0
1941 223 223 0
1942 295 295 0
1943 284 284 0
1944 238 238 0
1945 280 280 0
1946 274 274 0
1947 310 310 0
1948 306 306 0
1949 333 333 0
1950 379 379 0
1951 408 408 0
1952 423 418 5
1953 428 428 0
1954 427 427 0
1955 453 453 0
1956 642 642 0
1957 667 667 0
1958 796 796 0
1959 858 858 0
1960 977 977 0
1961 1,057 1,057 0
1962 948 948 0
1963 1,040 1,035 5
1964 1,275 1,275 0
1965 1,655 1,650 5
1966 2,337 2,329 8
1967 2,673 2,661 12
1968 2,436 2,430 6
1969 2,832 2,817 15
1970 3,562 3,551 11
1971 4,143 4,132 11 #84 girl name
1972 4,193 4,181 12 #76 girl name
1973 5,645 5,626 19 #51 girl name
1974 7,500 7,475 25 #35 girl name
1975 12,701 12,656 45 #14 girl name
1976 15,658 15,591 67 #10 girl name
1977 18,341 18,279 62 #9 girl name
1978 20,601 20,521 80 #6 girl name
1979 32,038 31,927 111 #3 girl name
1980 35,905 35,819 86 #2 girl name
1981 34,472 34,372 100 #3 girl name
1982 34,319 34,211 108 #3 girl name
1983 33,857 33,754 103 #3 girl name
1984 34,015 33,906 109 #4 girl name
1985 39,197 39,053 144 #4 girl name
1986 40,654 40,525 129 #3 girl name
1987 41,908 41,785 123 #3 girl name
1988 39,574 39,452 122 #3 girl name
1989 36,962 36,828 134 #4 girl name
1990 34,503 34,407 96 #4 girl name
1991 28,943 28,887 56 #4 girl name
1992 25,085 25,034 51 #3 girl name
1993 20,845 20,810 35 #8 girl name
1994 18,759 18,717 42 #8 girl name
1995 16,379 16,347 32 #9 girl name
1996 13,997 13,973 24 #13 girl name
1997 12,264 12,240 24 #16 girl name
1998 10,924 10,910 14 #19 girl name
1999 9,757 9,742 15 #22 girl name
2000 8,561 8,550 11 #32 girl name
2001 6,975 6,964 11 #39 girl name
2002 6,140 6,133 7 #46 girl name
2003 5,348 5,339 9 #55 girl name
2004 4,697 4,678 19 #67 girl name
2005 4,097 4,088 9 #80 girl name
2006 3,365 3,355 10
2007 3,045 3,039 6
2008 2,439 2,439 0
2009 1,954 1,954 0
2010 1,655 1,655 0
2011 1,414 1,409 5
2012 1,230 1,230 0
2013 1,066 1,066 0
2014 1,049 1,049 0
2015 1,020 1,020 0
2016 992 992 0

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Popularity of Amanda as a first name

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Common last names for Amanda

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Anderson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Thomas
  • Nelson
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Lewis
  • Peterson
  • White

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Amanda U.S.
  White 66.67% 64.26%
  African American 7.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 17.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Amanda

People with the last name Amanda are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Amanda

  • How Popular is the name Amanda? Amanda is the 65th most popular name of all time. As a last name Amanda was the 122,314th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Amanda have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 786,031 babies born with the first name Amanda in the United States. That's more than enough people named Amanda to occupy the country of Guyana with an estimated population of 784,894 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Amanda? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 241 new born babies.
  • When was Amanda first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Amanda is Monday, May 18th, 1863.
  • What year had the most people named Amanda born? The highest recorded use of the first name Amanda was in 1987 with a total of 41,785 babies. That's a lot of babies named Amanda!
  • Random Amanda Factoid: According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amanda ranks 23rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, 949 babies in California have the same name as you in 1976.
  • Weird things about the name Amanda: Your name in reverse order is Adnama. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amanad. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Amanda? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 141 people with the last name Amanda.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Amanda? Amanda is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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