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  1. Amandanoun

    A female given name from Latin.

    O there is a sweet era in the life of man, when - a story read of two fond lovers, separated from each other by cruel parents, and by still more cruel destiny -

  2. Etymology: 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 into regular use as an English given name from 18th-century literature.


  1. Amanda

    Amanda is a Latin feminine gerundive (i.e. verbal adjective) name meaning, literally, “she who must (or is fit to) be loved”. Other translations, with similar meaning, could be "deserving to be loved," "worthy of love," or "loved very much by everyone." Its diminutive form includes Mandy, Manda and Amy. It is common in countries where Germanic and Romance languages are spoken. "Amanda" comes from ama- (the stem of the Latin verb amare, "to love") plus the feminine nominative singular gerundive ending (-nda). Other names, especially female names, were derived from this verb form, such as “Miranda”. The name "Amanda" occasionally appears in Late Antiquity, such as the Amanda who was the 'wife of the ex-advocate and ex-provincial governor Aper (q.v.); she cared for his estates and raised their children after he adopted the monastic life: "curat illa saeculi curas, ne tu cures”' [Paul. Nol. Epist. 44.4].In England the name "Amanda" first appears in 1212 on a birth record from Warwickshire, England, and five centuries later the name was popularized by poets and playwrights. In the United States, "Amanda" slowly became more prominent from the 1930s to the 1960s, ranking among the top 200 baby names.From 1976 to 1995, "Amanda" ranked in the ten most popular female baby names in the United States. The name was most popular from 1978 to 1992, when it ranked in the top four. At its prime, in 1980, it was the second most popular. In 2009, "Amanda" ranked number 166. It was ranked among the top ten names given to girls born in Puerto Rico in 2009. The name has also recently been popular in Sweden, where it ranked twentieth for girls born in 2009, down five places from the year 2008. It is also popular in Swedish-speaking families in Finland, where it ranked among the top ten names for girls born to this demographic group.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Amanda is ranked #122314 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Amanda surname appeared 141 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Amanda.

    66.6% or 94 total occurrences were White.
    17% or 24 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    7.8% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.
    7% or 10 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Amanda in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Amanda in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Amanda in a Sentence

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    Merrill One time, I was at this party... and I was sitting on the couch with Amanda McKinney. She was just sitting there, looking beautiful. So, I lean in to kiss her, and I realize I have gum in my mouth. So, I turn to spit it out and put it in a paper cup. I turn back, and Amanda McKinney throws up all over herself. I knew the moment it happened, it was a miracle. I could have been kissing her when she threw up. It would have scarred me for life. I may never have recovered.

  2. Tom Robbins:

    When she was a small girl, Amanda hid a ticking clock in an old, rotten tree trunk. It drove woodpeckers crazy. Ignoring tasty bugs all around them, they just about beat their brains out trying to get at the clock. Years later, Amanda used the woodpecker experiment as a model for understanding capitalism, Communism, Christianity, and all other systems that traffic in future rewards rather than in present realities.

  3. Martina Cagossi:

    Amanda Knox always said that Amanda Knox wanted to return to Italy. And now the moment has come.

  4. Nicola Canestrini:

    Because Amanda Knox initially admitted to a role in the crime, Amanda Knox wouldn't likely win. If a suspect lies to investigators before they are arrested, it is difficult to prove they were falsely imprisoned.

  5. Walker Viessman:

    I didn't expect anything for my birthday, but when Amanda Rhomberg brought me the bat Amanda Rhomberg made me, I was so excited and thankful I have that great of a friend, it was so nice of Amanda Rhomberg to spend that much time making me a bat for my birthday.

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  • abercul
    My name is Amanda. The Chaldean & Pythagorean numerology for Amanda are both 7 & I was born on the 7th of Sept in 78' (5 Amanda's in my Kindergarten class in 83'). So I'm also a Sept Virgo and if you are all thinking OCD. Yes, Yes, I do but it's the cleaning, organizing, label it OCD & not repetitive flipping of switches kind. 
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