Samantha name meaning

Updated: March 20th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: English, German and Hebrew
Usage: Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Arabic, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, German, French, English, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Bengali, Malayalam and Oriya
Pronunciation: sah-man-tha
Meaning: Bordering, Listener, Beautiful Flower, Told by God, God Heard, True, Fair and Thoughtful, Hearing and Equality
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What does Samantha mean?

The name Samantha is of English origin and means "God heard." The name was popularized by the main character in the 1970s TV show "Bewitched."

Samantha is a popular name for girls, ranking in at #105th for 2021.

Samantha has been a steadily popular name for baby girls in the United States for the past few decades. It first entered the Top 1000 list of most popular baby girl names in 1880 and has since had a fairly continuous presence on the list.

The name peaked in popularity in 1998 at #3 but has since fallen to its current rank of #105.

There are many famous people named Samantha, including actresses Samantha Morton and Samantha Bee, author Samantha Shannon, and model Samantha Armytage.

When it comes to naming your baby, there are a lot of things to consider.

But if you're looking for a name that is classic and timeless, then Samantha might be the perfect choice for you. Not only is Samantha a beautiful name, but it also has a lot of history and meaning behind it.

So if you're looking for a stunning baby name with a rich story, then Samantha should definitely be at the top of your list.

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How do I pronounce Samantha?

The two syllabled name Samantha is commonly pronounced as sah-man-tha. The other ways to say the name are s(a)-man-tha or sam(a)-ntha.

Variants of Samantha

Samana, Samanta, Samanthagrace, Grace, Engracia, Graciane, Abigailgrace, Graceann, Gratia, Gráinne, Grazia

Nicknames for Samantha

From plentitude of nicknames for name Samantha, we love these names:

Names that rhyme with Samantha

How popular is the name Samantha?

Samantha is an extremely popular in United States where over 575709 new-borns have been given the name since 1880. Currently the moniker is on a rise, in 1998, it ranked 3rd when 25866 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls.

Moreover, the name has been to the top 5 baby names 8 times Also, Samantha was among the popular names in England and Wales. Since emerging in 1996 around 12337 babies have been given the moniker.

When at its peak in 1996, the moniker grabbed the 32nd spot and 1854 baby girls were given the name. However after 23 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts.

Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 50 baby names 3 times Also, Samantha was a popular name in France. Over 17631 babies have been named Samantha since 1966. At the peak of its usage in 1992, 1347 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 61st position.

However after 53 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. Moreover, the given name has been to the top 100 baby names 6 times Also, Samantha was a popular name in New South Wales.

Over 16029 babies have been given the first name in 48 years. At the peak of its usage in 1992, the moniker grabbed the 3rd spot and 804 baby girls were given the name.

After 48 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. Additionally, the given name has been in the top 5 baby names 8 times

Samantha was a common name in Ireland.

Over 3438 babies have been named Samantha since 1966. At the peak of its usage in 1986,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 54 years. Also, Samantha was a common name in Queensland.

Over 7908 babies have been named Samantha since 1966. When at the peak of its usage in 1987,. After 48 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts.

Also, In Western Australia, Samantha was once a common name since emerging in 1986 it has been given to over 1732 babies. When at the peak of its usage in 1992,.

After 12 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. In addition to that, the first name has been in the top 5 baby names 2 times

Samantha is a familiar baby name in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 200 names.

In 2002, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 116 on girl names chart when 57 babies were given the name Samantha. There are over 723 babies that have been given the name Samantha in Switzerland.

Also, in Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and was able to reach the top 300 names. In 1996, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 209 on girl names chart when 55 babies were given the name Samantha.

Over 540 people have been named Samantha in Belgium. Also, in Victoria, in just 5 years, it has made it to the top 100 names. In 2008, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 51 on girl names chart when 88 babies were given the name Samantha.

There are over 340 babies that have been given the name Samantha in Victoria.

Samantha is a rare baby name in Northern Territory there is very thin chances of it still being given since it isn't seen since 2002.

However things change on global perspective, Samantha is extremely popular in England where every 1 in 400 have the name. Also the baby name is popular in Sri Lanka, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Mozambique, Wales, Scotland and Kenya.

According to our estimate, over 690000 babies have been named Samantha globally.

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What numerology tells about Samantha?

You are a guardian angel for life for those loyal to you. In order to truly succeed in life, you have to work on your personality first. You remind people that life is for you to live it, and not survive, something many do these days. Failure is a part of success and everyone knows it. Our advice to you "Fake it until you make it." In order to gain more than you already have, you need to take uncalculated risks and see where they take you.

Other names similar to Samantha

  •  Bani - Primarily used in Assamese, Malayalam and Sikh unwonted, Bani bestowed upon both genders, meaning of Bani is "An Orator or Maiden"
  •  Rihab - Recent and Sufficiently quirky Rihab majorly is used in Arabic and Arabic, meaning of Rihab is "Expanse or Spaciousness" bestowed upon both genders has origin in Arabic
  •  Faria - The odd girl name Faria is used largely in Arabic and Bengali is of Arabic origin, Faria means "A Caravan or Beautiful"
  •  Fuad means Heart or Soul is originated from Arabic mostly given to baby boys is primarily used in Kannada and Sindhi
  •  Chandni - Meaning of Chandni is Moonlight or Star is chiefly used in Telugu and Gujarati is a girl name is originated from Sanskrit
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Famous people named Samantha

  • Samantha McGlone, Canadian triathlete
  • Samantha Torres,
  • Samantha Robson, English actress
  • Samantha Weinberg, a novelist, journalist and travel writer
  • Samantha Ketipe, Sri Lankan-born Italian cricketer
  • Samantha Lewes,
  • Samantha Seager, British actress
  • Samantha McCarthy, English actress
  • Samantha Larson, American mountain climber from Long Beach
  • Samantha Smith, American schoolgirl
  • Samantha Eggar, English-American film, stage, television
  • Samantha Fox, English singer, songwriter, actress
  • Samantha Morton, English actress, screenwriter and director
  • Samantha Heath, {{Citation
  • Samantha Sang, musical artist
  • Samantha Smith, British former professional tennis player
  • Samantha Bond, English actress, perhaps best
  • Samantha Womack, British actress, singer, model and director
  • Samantha Bee, Canadian-American comedian, writer, producer
  • Samantha Mumba, Irish singer, songwriter, dancer, actress
  • Samantha Brown, American television host, notable for her work as the host of several Travel Channel shows including 'Girl Meets Hawaii', 'Great Vacation Homes', 'Great Hotels', 'Passport to Europe', 'Passport to Latin America', 'Great Weekends'
  • Samantha Ronson, English DJ and singer-songwriter
  • Samantha Mathis, American actress
  • Samantha Béart, British actress
  • Samantha Warriner, She was born in Alton, Hampshire, England
  • Samantha Taylor, Canadian radio and television personality
  • Samantha Page, newscaster on Naked News
  • Samantha Maloney, American musician best known for playing
  • Samantha Stosur, Australian professional tennis player
  • Samantha Power, Irish-born American academic, author
  • Samantha Lewthwaite, British woman
  • Samantha Beckinsale, British actress
  • Samantha Tolj, actress
  • Samantha Cameron, British businesswoman and the wife of David Cameron
  • Samantha 7, American rock band founded in 1998 by C.C. DeVille
  • Samantha Buck, '
  • Samantha Inoue-Harte, voice actress and founder of an animation studio called Saiko Studios
  • Samantha Riley, Australian breaststroke swimmer of Aboriginal descent of the 1990s
  • Samantha Armytage, Australian television news presenter
  • Samantha Ferris, Canadian actress
  • Samantha Giles, English actress, probably best
  • Samantha Shelton, American actress and singer
  • Samantha Lane, Australian AFL and sports writer for 'The Age' newspaper
  • Samantha Jones, former English singer whose career spanned the mid-1960s through the early 1980s
  • Samantha May, Australian netball player in the ANZ Championship
  • Samantha Barning, Dutch professional badminton player
  • Samantha Harris, American television hostess
  • Samantha Cole, American dance-pop singer/songwriter and actress
  • Samantha Keller in Z-Listers as Actress
  • Samantha Laster in Littleman as Actress
  • Samantha Hatch in Gone Girl as Miscellaneous Crew
  • Samantha Leavitt in Christmas as Actress
  • Samantha Scanlan in Home Sweet Home as Actress
  • Samantha Beaty in A Second Chance as Actress
  • Samantha South in A2m 9 as Actress
  • Samantha Law in Dragonfyre as Actress
  • Samantha Lavigne in Outside Providence as Actress
  • Samantha Gilbert in Freaky Deaky as Miscellaneous Crew
  • Samantha Boscarino Samantha Joann Boscarino is an American actress and singer from Ventura County, California.
  • Samantha Cahill, from 1988 drama, fantasy movie Paperhouse, who portrayed the Sharon.
  • In 2020 drama flick, Rivers: The Upstream Story, Samantha Dagnino characterized Samantha.
  • In 1997 crime, drama flick, Vicious Circle, Samantha Dunn characterized Hope.
  • In 1976 crime and drama flick, Zo gia ton erota, Samantha Romanou portrayed Marina.
  • In 1968, Samantha Scott portrayed the role of Philomena in comedy and drama flick The Head Mistress.
  • Samantha Sewell, from 1999 movie Wild Wind, who played the Jazz.
  • In 2013 comedy, drama film, Good Night, Samantha Thomson played Alice.
  • In 2010 action, comedy flick, Shoot the Hero, Samantha Lockwood portrayed Kate.
  • Samantha Noble, from 2006 action and horror flick See No Evil, who played Kira.
  • Samantha Avrillaud, from 2014 drama, fantasy flick Métamorphoses, who played the Diane.
  • Samantha Triba, from 2006 animation, family movie Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie, who characterized Ginger Snap and Female Dreambuilder #1.
  • In 2012, Samantha Faye played the role of Teenage Girl #1 in comedy flick Whole Lotta Views.
  • In 2011, Samantha Jacober portrayed the role of Catherine Rhodes in drama film Negative Space.
  • In 2015, Samantha Tunis portrayed the role of M in drama movie The Given.

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