Samantha
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Given Name SAMANTHA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: sə-MAN-thə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Perhaps intended to be a feminine form of SAMUEL, using the name suffix antha (possibly inspired by Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower"). It originated in America in the 18th century but was fairly uncommon until 1964, when it was popularized by the main character on the television show 'Bewitched'.
Related Names
VARIANT: Samanta (Italian)
DIMINUTIVES: Sam, Sammie, Sammy, Sammi (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Samanta (Spanish)
Popularity
United States  ranked #33 
England and Wales  ranked #300 
Canada (BC)  ranked #81 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #99 
France  - 
Mexico  ranked #16 
Netherlands  - 
New Zealand  ranked #70 
Northern Ireland  - 
Scotland  - 
Switzerland  -