Samantha: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Samantha | Girls
Origin of the name Samantha:
A feminine form of Samuel (name of God, his name is God) believed to have originated in the southern U.S. in the 19th century.
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Of English and Hebrew origin, most accurately means "God Heard". In Aramaic, it means "Listener". In Greek, it may mean "Flower".
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Samantha Browne-Walters - American actress
Samantha Arsenault - American Olympic swimmer
Samantha Morton - English actress
Samantha Harris - American television host
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Samantha Micelli, character on '80s sitcom "Who's the Boss?" played by Alyssa Milano
Samantha, character in "Garden State"
Samantha Jones, "Sex and the City" character played by Kim Cattrall
Samantha Who, television series starring Christina Applegate
Samantha Peszek, gymnast
Samantha Stankey, Milhouse's one-time girlfriend on "The Simpsons"
Samantha, silent scorer referred to in many episodes of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
Samantha, a character in Need for Speed Underground
Samantha Anderson, character on the American TV soap opera As the World Turns
Samantha Best, character on the television show The Best Years
Sami Brady, or Samantha Gene Brady, character on the American soap opera Days of our Lives
Samantha Carter, character in the television show Stargate SG-1
Samantha Darko, character in the film Donnie Darko
Samantha Fitzgerald, or Sam, recurring character on the Australian soap opera Neighbours
Samantha Forster, or Sam, main character in The Phantom Stallion book series, by Terri Farley
Sammy Jo Carrington, character in the American TV series Dynasty
Sam Jones, character in the Eighth Doctor Adventures novels
Samantha Keeble, character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders
Samantha Kelly, character on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful
Samantha Manson, female protagonist from the Nickelodeon cartoon Danny Phantom
Samantha Mulder, sister to Fox Mulder on the television The X-Files. Samantha was abducted by aliens before the show's start.
Samantha Parkington, character in the American Girl collection of books and dolls
Samantha "Sam" Puckett, protagonist in the television show iCarly
Samantha Roth, character in the television show 24
Samantha Stephens, protagonist of the 1960s sitcom Bewitched played by Elizabeth Montgomery, and credited with the surge in popularity of the name during this time.
Samantha Spade- FBI agent in the Missing Persons division on the show Without a Trace.
Global Popularity of the Name Samantha
- #11 in United States
- #14 in Canada (Ontario)
- #21 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #22 in Canada (Alberta)
- #28 in New Zealand
- #41 in Australia (New South Wales)
- #52 in Australia (Victoria)
- #93 in Scotland
- #96 in Germany
- #183 in Canada (Quebec)