Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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From Latin Amanda, feminine form of the saint's name Amandus, gerund of amare (to love) : thus meaning "worthy of being loved" or "worthy of love". Taken to regular use as an English given name from 18th century literature.

Examples

  • EDDA MELLAS, MOTHER OF AMANDA KNOX: Amanda, like the rest of us, is extremely disappointed, upset about the decision.

    CNN Transcript Dec 5, 2009

  • EDDA MELLAS, MOTHER OF AMANDA KNOX: Amanda, like the rest of us, is extremely disappointed, upset about the decision.

    CNN Transcript Dec 5, 2009

  • EDDA MELLAS, MOTHER OF AMANDA KNOX: Amanda, like the rest of us is extremely disappointed, upset about the decision.

    CNN Transcript Dec 5, 2009

  • EDDA MELLAS, MOTHER OF AMANDA KNOX: Amanda, like the rest of us, is extremely disappointed, upset about the decision.

    CNN Transcript Dec 7, 2009

  • EDA MELLAS, MOTHER OF AMANDA KNOX: Amanda, like the rest of us, is extremely disappointed, upset about the decision.

    CNN Transcript Dec 5, 2009

  • MADISON PAXTON, FRIEND OF AMANDA KNOX: Amanda was being judged based on her character.

    CNN Transcript Dec 7, 2009

  • AMANDA PALMER:: One half of the Dresden Dolls, Amanda is on the road knocking up stagnant levels of artistic performance at every stop.

    Action-Figure

  • ANNE BREMNER, DEFENSE ATTORNEY, SPOKESPERSON, FRIENDS OF AMANDA KNOX: Well -- this is just horrific that the charge against Amanda.

    CNN Transcript Jan 29, 2009

  • On the front of it, written in smudged black felt-tip pen, was the name Amanda Delany.

    Silent Scream: An Anna Travis Mystery

  • On the front of it, written in smudged black felt-tip pen, was the name Amanda Delany.

    Silent Scream: An Anna Travis Mystery

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