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Meaning and name origin
Samantha \s(a)-man-tha, sam(a)-ntha\ as a girl's name is pronounced sa-MAN-thah. It is of English origin. Feminine of Samuel (Hebrew) "God heard". Also contains the Greek -antha which means "flower". Occasionally used in the 17th-19th centuries. Samantha became popular in the 1960s due to the TV show "Bewitched". Actress Samantha Eggar.
Samantha is a very popular first name for females (#177 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#78803 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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