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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 has 12 variant forms: Sam, Samey, Sami, Samentha, Sammantha, Sammee, Sammey, Sammie, Semantha, Semanntha, Simantha and Symantha.

For more information, see also related girl names Amantha and Samuela.


Popularity

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).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Samantha for girls (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Samantha name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Samantha outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Samantha and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Samantha and Sammie. (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Samantha, Sammie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Samantha outside U.S.

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