Samantha: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Samantha

Samantha

Pronunciation: sah-MAN-thə (key)

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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Comments and insights on the name Samantha: | Edit

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I think the name Samantha is a simply gorgeous name for a girl! It just has such a graceful glamour. Truly a wonderful name.

Personal experiences with the name Samantha: | Edit

- My name
- Name of three acquaintances

I have only ever known two Samanthas and they were both really tarty, so this name is not an option for my future Daughter. :-(

I have a friend named Samantha and she is an amazing Soprano. She can seem a bit snooty, but she is really a great person.

One of my best friends in the entire world's name is Samantha. She is a magnificent, beautiful person - and she has an extremely lovely and alluring name to go with her amazing personality, too! I love this name.

Nicknames for Samantha: | Edit

Sam,
Sammy/Samy/Samie/Sammie/Sammi/Sami,
Sammy-Jo/Ro/May/Lou/Sue/Rae/Lee/Rue/Boo,
Sammy-san,
Samz/Sams,
Sambo/Samba,
Sambag,
Samsung,
Sam-Sam,
Sammers,
Sammy Wammy
Mantha/ Mantha-May
Manthie
Manny,
Samanthy/Samanthie,
Amantha/Antha
Ammy,
Sam-Cam
Spam
Samwich

Meanings and history of the name Samantha: | Edit

Of English and Hebrew origin, most accurately means "God Heard". In Aramaic, it means "Listener". In Greek, it may mean "Flower".

Famous real-life people named Samantha: | Edit

Samantha Browne-Walters - American actress
Samantha Arsenault - American Olympic swimmer
Samantha Morton - English actress
Samantha Harris - American television host
Samantha Mathis-American Actress
Samantha Boscarino - American Actress on Nickelodeon's "How To Rock" (2012)
Samantha Fox- I don't know what she does

Samantha in song, story & screen: | Edit

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 Micelli, character on '80s sitcom "Who's the Boss?" played by Alyssa Milano
Samantha Morgan nee' McCall , character on ABC soap opera , General Hospital played by Kelly Monaco
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 Spade- FBI agent in the Missing Persons division on the show Without a Trace
Samantha - The Protaginist's Girlfriend in Like Crazy
Samantha, a fictional Burmese kitty character in the story Adventure Wonders

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