- a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “beloved.”
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Examples from the Web for amanda
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Word Origin and History for amanda
fem. proper name, literally "worthy to be loved," fem. of Latin amandus "pleasing," gerundive of amare "to love" (see Amy). A top 10 list name for girls born in U.S. between 1976 and 1995.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper