Manda began as a nickname for Amanda. It became a standalone name option soon after, however, though it only lasted on the top 1,000 list until 1910. As of this year, Manda is only ranked number 11,480 for girls.

Meaning of the name Manda:

English: she must be loved

Origin of the name Manda:

Most believe that Manda is a diminutive of Amanda. Amanda itself is the feminine variation of Amandus, not used until Medieval times. All three of these names come from the Latin word “amanda,” however. In popular culture, Amanda was, most notably, in “Love's Last Shift,” written in 1696.

Symbolism of the name Manda:

Manda means “she must be loved” because of the name Amanda. Remember, Amanda is a Latin word too that translates to “loveable” or “worthy of love.”

Style of the name Manda:

Traditional

Gender of the name Manda:

Manda is an informal name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Manda:

uh-MAN-duh

Number of syllables in the name Manda:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Manda:

Manda is informal and casual. It is a simple name option.

Alternative spellings for the name Manda:

  • Mandah
  • Mannda
  • Manndah

Nicknames for the name Manda:

  • Mandi
  • Mandie
  • Mandy
  • Manny
  • Manni
  • Mannie
  • Mand
  • Anda

Popularity of the name Manda:

Manda was only on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index until 1910, ranking at number 871. It was a top 700 option for one year, in 1902 at rank 682. In comparison, Amanda was ranked number 447 in 2020.

Related names for the name Manda:

Great middle names for Manda and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Manda:

  • Manda Ophuis (lead singer in Nemesea band)
  • Manda Rin (lead singer of Bis band)

Mandas in popular culture:

  • Manda Best (character from “EastEnders”)