Of Latin origin.
From the Latin word “amanda”, meaning “lovable”, “much-loved”.
Also, as a feminine form of the Late Roman masculine name “Amandus”.
Amanda is a name used by several authors and poets due to the Latin meaning of the word.
In the United States, it was a popular name during the 1980’s, ranking in the top 5.
Alternative forms are: Amada, Amandine, Amandy, Amata, Amandie.
Amanda is a popular name in Finland and Sweden. It is ranked in the top 40 in Chile and Norway.
Famous bearers are Amanda Seyfried, Amanda Lear, Amanda Peet, Amanda Pays, Amanda Freitag, Amanda Perez, Amanda Kessel, Amanda Crew, Amanda Blake, Amanda Fuller.
Amanda Seyfried is an American actress and singer.
She is best known from her roles in films such as “Mamma Mia”, “Chloe”, “Letters to Juliet”, “Gone”, “A Million Ways to Die in the West”, “Ted 2”, etc.
In the following video you may watch a short tribute to Amanda Seyfried: