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What does the name "Samantha" mean?

Samantha (American): Combined Name

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

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

H is for hand, that you always give.

A is for activities, for you have many.

Your name in reverse order is "Ahtnamas". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Snhataam". 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.

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


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 first appeared 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 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Samantha" ranks #19 in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 44 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1994. Across the entire United States a total of 22,850 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Samantha popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Samantha in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Samantha

Samantha Fox

Samantha Fox is a singer-songwriter, former glamour model, actress, tv personality, and record producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1983 to present. Samantha was born in 1966 as Samantha Karen Fox in Mile End, London, England.


Samantha Mathis

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


Samantha Morton

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


Samantha Bond

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


Samantha Mumba

Samantha Mumba is a singer, songwriter, and actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1999 to present. Samantha was born in 1983 as Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba in Dublin, Ireland.


Sammy Winward

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


Past life for Samantha born Apr 13, 1997

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 Saudi Arabia approximately on 1050. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.