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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Amanda
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Amanda in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Amanda:
Records indicate that 778,954 girls in the United States have been named Amanda since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1987, when 41,775 people in the U.S. were given the name Amanda. Those people are now 26 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Amanda
Comment left Aug 12, 2012: "I grew up being called 'Mandy' and it was preferable to Amanda back then because I only ever got my full title (including middle name) when I was in trouble for something! consequently resulting in me hating my full name - to add insult to injury my mum thought it was a good idea to use my godmother's name as my middle name which was Lynn.... SERIOUSLY! 'Amanda Lynn' sounding like i was named after a musical instrument wasn't amusing to me. Now older and wiser I much prefer Amanda, Mandy sounds to childish now even though my brother married a mandy which resulted in two females with the very same names in the family, Until I married that is. P.s I never ever got called A-man-duh!" (Report as inappropriate)
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Comment left Oct 30, 2011: "I don't know I guess my name is alright (it's also Amanda) but like most people I've read about get the A-Man-Duh, thing and the A-Man-to-hug-and-kiss aswell, I don't understand how somebody could hate a name though just cuz it doesn't "suit you" Amanda is just a name you can make it what you wanna be. By the way I also don't like the nickname mandy...most of the time lol it sometimes annoys me." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left May 27, 2011: "My name is Amanda, as a young child I was called Mandy. I didn't like it much, it sounded condescending and cutesy. I just wanted to be taken seriously. I moved areas in my early twenties and always introduced myself as Amanda, and that is what I am known as now. I never had that Aman-duh thing, I live in England and we just dont pronounce it that way. Some say Amander. That makes me chuckle!" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Nov 15, 2010: "My name is Amanda and I'm 26 (born in 84).
My mother told me it wasn't til I was named, that she start to realize the name's popularity. My parent's were between Amanda, Allison and Jessica.
My family tends to call me Mandy.
I'm okay with my name, I like it - I think it suites me. In movies, Amanda tends to be a girl-next-door type of character, which is cool (ie:/ can't hardly wait. etc). However, lately the name has since been used as more wishy washy skanky types in movies.idk why. haha. Kind of disapointed by that...
Like the other Amanda's that have posted I also get a little bit of the whole "Amanda Show" and the whole "A-man-duh" bit <--(which is really dumb and only guys seem to think is funny.)
When it all comes down to it, I like my name, but I tend to like more unisex names that arent so girly. My middle name is Marissa" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Oct 18, 2010: "My name is Amanda. i really like the name, but ashley would fit me too. I really love the name Jade." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Oct 07, 2010: "My name is Amanda and I am 13 And I don't really mind the name Amanda too much, but I never really got people teasing about Amanda Bynes's show "the Amanda Show" Because when I was younger I thought it was really stupid haha! (: But I don't HATE my name, but I do get joked around with the ,"A MAN! DUH!" A lot. But oh well, I get made fun of my Middle name and last name more because my last name is from the bible but it looks like it is prounounced like an occupation (Job) But its actually prounounced Ja-OH-b So yeah (: And I will get called "Jobey" from time to time and so yeah (: And I don't know anyone with the name Amanda except me at my large school of like 600 people Lol (:" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Oct 05, 2010: "My name is Amanda and my nickname is Mandy (Which is really common for the name Amanda) but I know like 40 Amanda's at my school!" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Sep 25, 2010: "amandas also my name and i love it! people used to say "amanda please"nto me all the time but i dont mind since im a big fan of amanda bynes. i wish this name was less popular but other than that,im proud to hav it" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Jul 31, 2010: "okay so my name is amanda and my friend now calls me Panda Pants" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Jun 22, 2010: "I love my name. My dad chose it and I think it fits me well. I am 27 and have never had a problem with people calling me funny names. My dad calls me Mandy Marie (my middle name) and I love it and often use it as my screen name online. Amandas rock! :S" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Jun 22, 2010: "know a girl with that name i think its a very pretty and easy to say name just my .02" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left May 30, 2010: "hi. my names amanda, like everyone else commenting. i never really had a problem with my name. in 3rd grade i wanted to change it to alyssa, but just cuz i love that name. i hate the nickname mandy when i was a kid, but now people call me it all the time and i love it, but they spell it mandi. when ever i met new people, they always asked me "oh, do you get people saying A-MAN-DUH! all the time?" and the truth was no. when i was little, i might have gotten it once in kindergarden in my first year of elemetary school, but really no one did that. UNTIL RECENTLY!!! im in 7th grade, 13 years old. i have a huge crush on this kid, and im not sure how but all of a sudden, like a week ago, him and his friends will not quit doing it. it bothers me. i dont care if its someone else, but not the kid i like. i really need a new come-back for it, but i dont know. thats the only thing i hate about my name, but other than that, i dont feel its too bad. its just common, and of course i love some names way better, but i can live with it for now :P lol <3" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Apr 05, 2010: "my nAME IS amanda i am 10 and i HATE my class they all call me a-man-duhhh i am a women they say are you a women or a man and stert laghfing and i want to puch the face
so love you" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Apr 05, 2010: "My dh and I have always loved the name Amanda, and saved it for a daughter. When we adopted our baby girl from China, we chose Amanda Li, because it means "beloved and beautiful". We were told (by those who named our baby the morning they found her at the orphanage gate), that her Chinese name also means,"beautiful and 'hopes that she'll be loved'". While Amanda might seem like a common name, she'll always know that it wasn't given to her by accident! As far as nicknames, since Amanda seems so elegant for a little baby, we sometimes call her Manda Li or Panda Li or Manda Panda, but Mandy just doesn't fit her. I hope she doesn't hate her name when she's older." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Mar 16, 2010: "I love the name Amanda! Ive met so many girls with this name, and w/e I hear that song by Barry Manilow, "Mandy" I wish I had this name. Its a beautiful song. I recommend anybody with the name Amanda listen to it!" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Feb 15, 2010: "This is my name. My parents gave it to me because they loved the name and what it means "to love" and because I was the first born and it starts with the first letter in the alphabet. I often go by Amanda but I've been nicknamed Amanda Panda, Manda, and Mindy to name some examples. The guy I like always says "A-MAN-duh" cause he knows it annoys the heck out of me." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Jan 07, 2010: "my name has been amanda my whole life. i was named after melrose place (the tv show). not many people call me mandy, i mostly get get mannders. i absolutely hate it when people say you are a MAN duh!" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Dec 23, 2009: "Hi! yah i noe a girl named amanda and we gave her lots of nicknames (she's really cool though) like amanda panda, 'manda, mandyy, and for jokes guys would say "she's a-man-duh!!" but we're really cool with herr soo yahh (:" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Dec 08, 2009: "amanda is one of my favorite names. its so nice sounding and i could just say it over and over again. though its really common i havent knowen that many amandas." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Nov 16, 2009: "My name is Amanda, i find the name is getting less and less popular but was very popular in the 80's....I hate being called Mandy" (Report as inappropriate)
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