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a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “beloved.”.
Contemporary Examples

What is coming up for Scott and Sarah Henrickson [Amanda Seyfried]?
Polygamy’s Back Jace Lacob January 6, 2010

Come, take a tour through the Amanda Bynes Twitter Hall of Shame.
Amanda Bynes Asks Drake to Murder Her Vagina and Other WTF Tweets Kevin Fallon March 21, 2013

Amanda came home to largely welcoming American arms, her case held up as an example of hostility to Americans abroad.
Amanda Knox: A Mother’s Obsession Nina Darnton November 25, 2014

When Amanda was around 10, her mother met and later married Chris Mellas, an IT specialist ten years her junior.
Behind the Co-Ed Murder Scandal Barbie Latza Nadeau March 12, 2009

Amanda Knox stood up in front of the jury who will decide her fate and broke down in tears.
Amanda’s Final Plea Barbie Latza Nadeau October 2, 2011

Historical Examples

Amanda cocked her pretty chin in the air, and looked defiant.
Mr. Punch’s Golf Stories Various

“Simply apply the rule and make your own,” said Miss Amanda.
Emmy Lou George Madden Martin

Amanda was well versed in the art of housekeeping, thanks to the rigid early training of her mother.
The Stronghold Miriam Haynie

Her plan was going on successfully, but Amanda did not feel happy.
A Little Maid of Massachusetts Colony Alice Turner Curtis

During the long days that Amanda was away at her work, Gordon Lee had nothing to do but lie on his back and think of his ailments.
Miss Mink’s Soldier and Other Stories Alice Hegan Rice

fem. proper name, literally “worthy to be loved,” fem. of Latin amandus “pleasing,” gerundive of amare “to love” (see Amy). A top 10 list name for girls born in U.S. between 1976 and 1995.
A functional programming language derived mostly from Miranda with some small changes. Amanda was written by Dick Bruin and implemented on MS-DOS and NeXT. It is available as an interperator only.


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