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Girl Name: Samantha

Name: Samantha
Pronunciation: \s(a)-man-tha, sam(a)-ntha\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Origin: Hebrew
Related Names: Amantha, Samuela
Sounds Like: Simonetta, Simonette
Variant forms: Sam, Samey, Sami, Samentha, Sammantha, Sammee, Sammey, Sammie, Semantha, Semanntha, Simantha, Symantha
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 177
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 78803

Description

Samantha \s(a)-man-tha, sam(a)-ntha\ as a girl's name is pronounced sa-MAN-thah. It is of English origin. Feminine form 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 names Amantha and Samuela.

Baby names that sound like Samantha are Simonetta and Simonette.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Samantha.

Popularity

Samantha is a very popular first name for women (#177 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for both men and women (#78803 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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