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Amanda (F)>

Amanda (female)

Diminutive(s):Manda (F)
Pet Name(s):Mandie (F) Mandy (F)
Masculine form:Amand (M) Amandus (M)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
Notes: English, from Latin "lovable" or "fit to be loved", a 17th century invention. It is not thought to have been directly derived from the archaic male name Amandus but they a both derived from the same Latin verb.