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, Top 4%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#78803 out of 88799, Top 89%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Samantha for girls. Samantha reached its highest rank of #3 in the U.S. in 1998. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Samantha and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Samantha (#33) and Sammie. (2014 statistics).