Amanda

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Amanda, feminine form of the saint's name Amandus, gerund of amare (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.

Proper noun[edit]

Amanda

  1. A female given name.
    • 1767 Laurence Sterne: Tristram Shandy: Book VII, Chapter 31:
      O there is a sweet era in the life of man, when ( the brain being tender and fibrillous, and more like pap than anything else ) - a story read of two fond lovers, separated from each other by cruel parents, and by still more cruel destiny -
      Amandus - He
      Amanda - She -
      each ignorant of the other's course.
    • 1994 Caroline Graham: Written in Blood: page 35:
      Sue always thought of her offspring as Amanda. Allowing her to name the child had been one of the last indulgences that Brian had seen fit to bestow. Even then he had not the generosity to conceal his displeasure at her choice. Pretentious. Snobbish. Affected. The baby had been 'Mandy' from the day of her birth and, once Brian had really got the hang of high-rise/comprehensive linguistic mores, 'Mand'.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Amanda.

Proper noun[edit]

Amanda

  1. A female given name

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Amanda.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɑmɑndɑ]
  • Hyphenation: A‧man‧da

Proper noun[edit]

Amanda

  1. A female given name.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Amanda.

Proper noun[edit]

Amanda

  1. A female given name.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Amanda.

Proper noun[edit]

Amanda

  1. A female given name.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Amanda.

Proper noun[edit]

Amanda f

  1. A female given name.

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1893. From Latin Amanda.

Proper noun[edit]

Amanda f

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Amanda was the only given name of 1876 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Amanda.

Proper noun[edit]

Amanda

  1. A female given name.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Amanda.

Proper noun[edit]

Amanda f

  1. A female given name.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Amanda. First recorded in Sweden in 1735.

Proper noun[edit]

Amanda

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 33 296 females with the given name Amanda living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1990s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.