Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. ə-MAN-də(English)
a-MAN-da(Spanish, Italian)
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Meaning & History

In part this is a feminine form of Amandus. However, it was not used during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century it was recreated by authors and poets who based it directly on Latin amanda meaning "lovable, worthy of love". Notably, the playwright Colley Cibber used it for a character in his play Love's Last Shift (1696). It came into regular use during the 19th century.

Related Names

DiminutivesMandi, Mandy(English)
Masculine FormsAmando(Spanish) Amandus(Late Roman)
Other Languages & CulturesAmandine(French)
User SubmissionsAmándá, Amańda

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Name Days

Estonia: October 26
Finland: October 26
Latvia: October 26
Norway: October 26
Sweden: October 26

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Entry updated April 5, 2022