Amanda

[uh-man-duh]
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noun

a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “beloved.”

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  • But the old lady kept her glazed eyes fixed on Amanda's face.

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    Alice Brown

  • Amanda dropped the pile of coverlets on the sofa, and went to the front door.

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    Alice Brown

  • With a cheerful good-day he was gone, and Amanda drew a long breath of relief.

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    Alice Brown

  • Amanda led her into the kitchen, and established her by the window.

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    Alice Brown

  • Amanda had never yet acknowledged that her mother was not in her "perfect mind."

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    Alice Brown


Word Origin and History for amanda

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