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.
    • 1990 Tuula-Liina Varis, Vauvat yhdentyvät Eurooppaan, Suomen Kuvalehti 30 (27.7.)1990
      Koreita nimiä ku köyhän kakaroilla, sanottiin ennen. Köyhällä ei muuta koreata ollut lapselleen antaa. Itsellenikin on läheinen lounaissuomalainen maatyöläisen pesue, jossa suomalaisen nimen peräkaneettina vilisi Wilhelmiinaa, Aleksandraa ja Amandaa, jopa Dagmar. Suuresti epäilen, osasiko kumpikaan vanhemmista sitä lausua.
    • 1996 Raija Siekkinen, Kaunis nimi, Otava, ISBN 951-1-14605-X, pages 80-81:
      Mutta hän katseli tyttöä: kummallinen nimi, Siiri, vaikka vanhat nimet olivatkin muotia nykyisin, ja pienet Annit ja Amandat tappelivat muovileluista hiekkalaatikoissaan; mutta siihen sukupolveen tämä tyttö ei kuulunut.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Amanda (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Amanda Amandat
genitive Amandan Amandojen
partitive Amandaa Amandoja
illative Amandaan Amandoihin
singular plural
nominative Amanda Amandat
accusative nom.? Amanda Amandat
gen. Amandan
genitive Amandan Amandojen
Amandainrare
partitive Amandaa Amandoja
inessive Amandassa Amandoissa
elative Amandasta Amandoista
illative Amandaan Amandoihin
adessive Amandalla Amandoilla
ablative Amandalta Amandoilta
allative Amandalleˣ Amandoilleˣ
essive Amandana Amandoina
translative Amandaksi Amandoiksi
instructive Amandoin
abessive Amandatta Amandoitta
comitative Amandoineen

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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.