Meaning and Origin of: Samantha

Meaning and Origin of Samantha

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Aramaic : Listens well

What does Samantha mean and stand for?

The name Samantha is of Aramic origin and means "listens well" and also Hebrew origin and means "as told by God". While the origin of Samantha isn't completely clear, many believe it is the feminine version of Samuel with the suffix derived from the Greek anthos, meaning “flower." The English version of Samantha has been used since the eighteenth century.

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Popularity

Samantha is the number eighty most popular girls name in the US, according to 2019 Social Security Administration data. It has been consistently popular, only recently falling after remaining in the top 50 from 2000 to 2017 and the top 10 from 2000 to 2006.

However, it is the 31st most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Samantha was at its peak popularity in June 2018.

Samantha has been popular for decades, consistently ranking high on the lists. It is often associated with the main characters of Bewitched and Sex and the City, and also High Society, which featured the song "I love you, Samantha." Various authors, comedians and actresses have the name Samantha, including: Samantha Irby, Samantha Bee, Samantha Buck, Samantha Mathis, and Samantha Kerr.

Where is it Popular?

Samantha was searched for most often in the following states:

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