NATIONAL AMANDA DAY – November 30, 2022
History of National Amanda Day
Amanda is a feminine given name of Latin origin. Derived from the root word “amare”, Amanda means “lovable”, “lovable”, “deserving to be loved” or “the one who is worthy of being loved”. Its masculine form is the Latin “Amandus”. In Late Antiquity, Amanda appears occasionally, one such example being “the wife of ex-lawyer and ex-provincial governor Aper…”. The first record of the name in England appeared in 1212, in the birth records of a county. called Warwickshire in England.
Amanda’s popularity then increased between the 17th and 18th centuries, as playwrights, poets, and novelists popularized the name. In the 1980s it became even more popular, with shows like “Dynasty”, “Scarecrow and Mrs. King” and “Melrose Place” featuring characters bearing the name. Between 1976 and 1995, Amanda was one of the ten most popular female names in the United States. Peaking in 1980, it became the second most popular. But by 2000, his popularity had fallen to 32nd position.
In 2021, it ranked at number 475, with 653 births representing 0.037% of the total female births in the country. Amanda is more common in countries with Germanic and Romance languages. Additionally, it is considered a popular female given name in Sweden and among Swedish-speaking families in the diaspora. In 2009, it ranked 20th for girls in Sweden and ranked among the top 10 female names for women born in Puerto Rico in the same year. Diminutive forms of Amanda include “Mandy”, “Manda”, and “Amy”.