may be Aramaic for "listener", or possibly from a Hebrew root meaning "name". Or it may be a feminine form of Samuel
(or, I think, possibly Samson
in some cases), formed by attaching Sam-
to the Greek word anthos
"flower". According to A Dictionary of First Names
, by the Oxford University Press, Samantha
was probably first used in the 18th century, and was a purely American coinage originating from the southern states.
"...his fingers trailing over your belly, your thighs quacking..." — From a The Lord of the Rings crapfic
Proud adopter of 15 punctuation marks.