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557k
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since 1880

Samantha

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Combined Name
  • #105 All Time
  • #33 in 2014
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How popular is the name "Samantha" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 21 21 0
1881 12 12 0
1882 15 15 0
1883 17 17 0
1884 16 16 0
1885 17 17 0
1886 13 13 0
1887 16 16 0
1888 18 18 0
1889 14 14 0
1890 15 15 0
1891 20 20 0
1892 20 20 0
1893 20 20 0
1894 16 16 0
1895 16 16 0
1896 18 18 0
1897 13 13 0
1898 21 21 0
1899 15 15 0
1900 27 27 0
1901 16 16 0
1902 15 15 0
1903 5 5 0
1904 8 8 0
1905 12 12 0
1906 13 13 0
1907 16 16 0
1908 13 13 0
1909 10 10 0
1910 10 10 0
1911 15 15 0
1912 20 20 0
1913 13 13 0
1914 20 20 0
1915 20 20 0
1916 20 20 0
1917 23 23 0
1918 17 17 0
1919 23 23 0
1920 26 26 0
1921 29 29 0
1922 28 28 0
1923 22 22 0
1924 15 15 0
1925 19 19 0
1926 9 9 0
1927 11 11 0
1928 14 14 0
1929 14 14 0
1930 14 14 0
1931 10 10 0
1932 16 16 0
1933 15 15 0
1934 15 15 0
1935 22 22 0
1936 20 20 0
1937 23 23 0
1938 17 17 0
1939 23 23 0
1940 19 19 0
1941 20 20 0
1942 24 24 0
1943 28 28 0
1944 24 24 0
1945 31 31 0
1946 33 33 0
1947 29 29 0
1948 40 40 0
1949 44 44 0
1950 36 36 0
1951 38 38 0
1952 38 38 0
1953 32 32 0
1954 30 30 0
1955 27 27 0
1956 33 33 0
1957 41 41 0
1958 109 109 0
1959 113 113 0
1960 83 83 0
1961 73 73 0
1962 75 75 0
1963 72 72 0
1964 424 424 0
1965 1,970 1,962 8
1966 1,794 1,794 0
1967 1,806 1,806 0
1968 2,344 2,338 6
1969 2,435 2,425 10
1970 2,311 2,302 9
1971 2,228 2,213 15
1972 2,234 2,227 7
1973 2,128 2,118 10
1974 2,264 2,252 12
1975 2,848 2,836 12
1976 3,365 3,350 15 #85 girl name
1977 3,291 3,283 8 #85 girl name
1978 3,910 3,892 18 #74 girl name
1979 4,476 4,460 16 #66 girl name
1980 4,931 4,919 12 #58 girl name
1981 5,535 5,519 16 #51 girl name
1982 6,790 6,768 22 #44 girl name
1983 7,739 7,707 32 #40 girl name
1984 8,055 8,032 23 #39 girl name
1985 10,687 10,654 33 #29 girl name
1986 14,145 14,091 54 #21 girl name
1987 18,008 17,937 71 #11 girl name
1988 20,768 20,697 71 #8 girl name
1989 24,911 24,791 120 #6 girl name
1990 25,922 25,864 58 #5 girl name
1991 25,695 25,646 49 #5 girl name
1992 24,440 24,402 38 #6 girl name
1993 23,699 23,665 34 #4 girl name
1994 22,850 22,819 31 #4 girl name
1995 21,680 21,646 34 #4 girl name
1996 20,580 20,545 35 #5 girl name
1997 20,188 20,169 19 #6 girl name
1998 20,219 20,191 28 #3 girl name
1999 19,068 19,033 35 #5 girl name
2000 17,285 17,264 21 #7 girl name
2001 15,875 15,859 16 #7 girl name
2002 14,681 14,658 23 #9 girl name
2003 13,874 13,862 12 #10 girl name
2004 13,814 13,775 39 #9 girl name
2005 13,649 13,632 17 #8 girl name
2006 12,472 12,454 18 #10 girl name
2007 11,876 11,870 6 #12 girl name
2008 11,189 11,175 14 #11 girl name
2009 9,670 9,654 16 #14 girl name
2010 8,413 8,396 17 #15 girl name
2011 7,379 7,379 0 #17 girl name
2012 6,921 6,913 8 #26 girl name
2013 6,496 6,490 6 #29 girl name
2014 5,692 5,680 12 #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 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Samantha" ranks #14 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 237 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 2003. Across the entire United States a total of 13,874 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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Where is the name Samantha popular?

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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.

American

Origin and Meaning of Samantha

The name "Samantha" is of American origin, and it means "Combined Name". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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 sweetheart, you really are!

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

N is for nice, need I say more?

T is for teacher, you truly are.

H is for hand, that you always give.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Your name in reverse order is "Ahtnamas". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ahtanams". 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 Jun 1, 1934

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 1200. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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