Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. sə-MAN-thə(English)

Meaning & History

Perhaps intended to be a feminine form of Samuel, using the name suffix antha (possibly inspired by Greek ἄνθος (anthos) meaning "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

DiminutivesSam, Sammie, Sammy, Sammi(English)
Other Languages & CulturesSamanta(Latvian) Samanta(Polish) Samanta(Portuguese) Samanta(Spanish)
User SubmissionSamantha


Entry updated May 29, 2020