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557k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Samantha

  • Gender: Girl
  • #105 All Time
  • #33 in 2014
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Samantha" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188021210
188112120
188215150
188317170
188416160
188517170
188613130
188716160
188818180
188914140
189015150
189120200
189220200
189320200
189416160
189516160
189618180
189713130
189821210
189915150
190027270
190116160
190215150
1903550
1904880
190512120
190613130
190716160
190813130
190910100
191010100
191115150
191220200
191313130
191420200
191520200
191620200
191723230
191817170
191923230
192026260
192129290
192228280
192322220
192415150
192519190
1926990
192711110
192814140
192914140
193014140
193110100
193216160
193315150
193415150
193522220
193620200
193723230
193817170
193923230
194019190
194120200
194224240
194328280
194424240
194531310
194633330
194729290
194840400
194944440
195036360
195138380
195238380
195332320
195430300
195527270
195633330
195741410
19581091090
19591131130
196083830
196173730
196275750
196372720
19644244240
19651,9701,9628
19661,7941,7940
19671,8061,8060
19682,3442,3386
19692,4352,42510
19702,3112,3029
19712,2282,21315
19722,2342,2277
19732,1282,11810
19742,2642,25212
19752,8482,83612
19763,3653,35015#85 girl name
19773,2913,2838#85 girl name
19783,9103,89218#74 girl name
19794,4764,46016#66 girl name
19804,9314,91912#58 girl name
19815,5355,51916#51 girl name
19826,7906,76822#44 girl name
19837,7397,70732#40 girl name
19848,0558,03223#39 girl name
198510,68710,65433#29 girl name
198614,14514,09154#21 girl name
198718,00817,93771#11 girl name
198820,76820,69771#8 girl name
198924,91124,791120#6 girl name
199025,92225,86458#5 girl name
199125,69525,64649#5 girl name
199224,44024,40238#6 girl name
199323,69923,66534#4 girl name
199422,85022,81931#4 girl name
199521,68021,64634#4 girl name
199620,58020,54535#5 girl name
199720,18820,16919#6 girl name
199820,21920,19128#3 girl name
199919,06819,03335#5 girl name
200017,28517,26421#7 girl name
200115,87515,85916#7 girl name
200214,68114,65823#9 girl name
200313,87413,86212#10 girl name
200413,81413,77539#9 girl name
200513,64913,63217#8 girl name
200612,47212,45418#10 girl name
200711,87611,8706#12 girl name
200811,18911,17514#11 girl name
20099,6709,65416#14 girl name
20108,4138,39617#15 girl name
20117,3797,3790#17 girl name
20126,9216,9138#26 girl name
20136,4966,4906#29 girl name
20145,6925,68012#33 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Samantha? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 557,127 babies born with the name Samantha in the United States. That's more than enough Samanthas to occupy the country of Solomon Islands with an estimated population of 553,935 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 21 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Samantha" was in 1990 with a total of 25,864 babies. (That's a lot of baby Samanthas)

According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Samantha" ranks #32 in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 37 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1984. Across the entire United States a total of 8,055 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Samantha" mean? The list below shows the origins of Samantha as well as things modernly associated with the name Samantha such as celebrities named Samantha.

Samantha Fox

Samantha Fox is a singer-songwriter, former glamour model, actress, and tv personality specializing in pop, dance, house, and freestyle music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1983 to present. Samantha was born in 1966 as Samantha Karen Fox in Mile End, London, England.

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Samantha Mathis

Samantha Mathis is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to present. Samantha was born in 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Samantha Morton

Samantha Morton is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1991 to present. Samantha was born in 1977 as Samantha Jane Morton in Nottingham, England.

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Samantha Bond

Samantha Bond is an actress. Samantha was born in 1962 in London, England.

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Samantha Mumba

Samantha Mumba is a singer, songwriter, and actress specializing in dance-pop, R&B, soul, and hip hop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1999 to present. Samantha was born in 1983 as Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba in Dublin, Ireland.

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Sammy Winward

Sammy Winward is an actress, singer, and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Sammy was born in 1985 as Samantha Kate Winward in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, UK.

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Alternative Meanings

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

M is for mirth, your laughter.

A is for able, for you surely are.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

T is for tried, tried and true you.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

Your name in reverse order is "Ahtnamas". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Taasnahm". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Samantha born Nov 29, 1957

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA North-Central approximately on 1775. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

You had an artistic personality, always transforming ugly into beauty, gray into bright colors. You would find an opportunity of creative self-expression in any situation. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

Name poster for Samantha

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