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National Amanda Day – September 26, 2023

National Amanda Day is celebrated annually on September 26. Amanda is a female name of Latin origin. Derived from the root word ‘amare,’ Amanda means ‘loveable,’ ‘worthy of love,’ ‘deserving to be loved,’ or ‘she who is fit to be loved.’ Its male form is the Latin ‘Amandus.’ In Late Antiquity, Amanda appears occasionally, one of such instances being the “wife of the ex-advocate and ex-provincial governor Aper…” The first record of the name in England appeared in the year 1212, in the birth records of a county called Warwickshire in England.

History of National Amanda Day

Amanda is a female name of Latin origin. Derived from the root word ‘amare,’ Amanda means ‘loveable,’ ‘worthy of love,’ ‘deserving to be loved,’ or ‘she who is fit to be loved.’ Its male form is the Latin ‘Amandus.’ In Late Antiquity, Amanda appears occasionally, one of such instances being the “wife of the ex-advocate and ex-provincial governor Aper…” The first record of the name in England appeared in the year 1212, in the birth records of a county called Warwickshire in England.

Amanda’s popularity later grew 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 with 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, its popularity had dropped to 32nd position.

In 2021, it ranked at number 475, with 653 births accounting for 0.037% of total female births in the country. Amanda is most common in countries with Germanic and Romance languages. Additionally, it’s considered a popular female name in Sweden and among Swedish-speaking families in the diaspora. In 2009, it ranked 20th for girls in Sweden and placed among the top 10 female names for females born in Puerto Rico within the same year. Diminutive forms of Amanda include ‘Mandy,’ ‘Manda,’ and ‘Amy.’

National Amanda Day timeline

1212
First Record Emerges in England

England’s first record of ‘Amanda’ appears in the birth records of Warwickshire, England.

17th Century — 18th Century
Amanda is Popularized

Playwrights, poets, and novelists make ‘Amanda’ popular.

1976 — 1995
Amanda Stays at Top 10

Amanda remains among the top 10 most popular female names in the U.S.

2021
Amanda’s Popularity Sinks

Amanda’s rank drops to 475th place, accounting for only 0.037% of total female births in the U.S.

National Amanda Day FAQs

How is Amanda pronounced?

Amanda possesses three syllables and is pronounced ‘a-MAN-da.’

What are other variations of Amanda?

Variations of ‘Amanda’ include ‘Amandalyn,’ ‘Amandine,’ ‘Amata,’ ‘Amada’ (Spanish), ‘Amandah,’ ‘Amandi,’ ‘Amandalee,’ and ‘Mandaline.’

Is Amanda a biblical name?

No. Amanda does not appear in the Bible.

National Amanda Day Activities

  1. Celebrate the name

    Honor all the special people named ‘Amanda’ today. Make them feel special and loved.

  2. Start a treasure hunt

    National Amanda Day is meant to be fun. Start a name hunt and see how many popular people you can find who bear the name ‘Amanda.’

  3. Talk about it

    Name holidays are rarely publicized as much as others. Talk to others about National Amanda Day and share this article online to generate more awareness.

5 Famous People Called Amanda

  1. Amanda Seyfried

    Born December 3, 1985, Seyfried is an American model and actor, famous for playing Lucy Montgomery on the soap opera “As the World Turns” and Karen Smith in “Mean Girls.”

  2. Amanda Bynes

    Born April 3, 1986, Bynes is an American actress, well-known for her roles in television and film between the 1990s and 2000s.

  3. Amanda Lear

    Born in 1939, Lear is a French singer, songwriter, painter, T.V. presenter, actress, and former model, who modeled for brands such as Paco Rabanne and Ossie Clark.

  4. Amanda Peet

    Born January 11, 1972, Peet is an American writer, actress, and producer who made her debut in the film “Animal Room.”

  5. Amanda Plummer

    Born March 23, 1957, Plummer is an American actress, best known for her work as a stage actor.

Why We Love National Amanda Day

  1. Amanda is lovely

    Not only does it sound nice, but Amanda means ‘loveable.’ Amanda is a beautiful, elegant, and feminine name.

  2. Amanda has pedigree

    Amanda is not a made-up name without roots. We love ‘Amanda’ because its origins can be traced back for centuries. Additionally, records exist of famous and impactful people who have borne the name.

  3. Amanda is popular

    It’s refreshing to hear names that sound familiar and well-worn. Amanda is a popular and well-established name that any girl would be proud to bear.

National Amanda Day dates

YearDateDay
2023September 26Tuesday
2024September 26Thursday
2025September 26Friday
2026September 26Saturday
2027September 26Sunday

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