Samantha Name Meaning & Origin

Samantha

Pronunciation: sah-MAN-thə (key)

Origin of the name Samantha:

A feminine form of Samuel (name of God, his name is God) believed to have originated in the southern U.S. in the 19th century.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Meanings and history of the name Samantha

Of English and Hebrew origin, most accurately means "God heard"; In Aramaic, it means "Listener"; In Greek, it may mean "Flower"

Famous real-life people named Samantha

Samantha Browne-Walters - American actress
Samantha Arsenault - American Olympic swimmer
Samantha Morton - English actress
Samantha Harris - American television host
Samantha Mathis - American Actress
Samantha Mewis - Professional Soccer Player

Samantha in song, story & screen

Samantha Stephens, protagonist of the 1960s sitcom "Bewitched" played by Elizabeth Montgomery
Samantha Micelli, character on '80s sitcom "Who's the Boss?" played by Alyssa Milano
Samantha Jones, "Sex and the City" character played by Kim Cattrall
Sammy Jo Carrington, character in the American TV series "Dynasty"
Samantha Parkington, character in the American Girl collection of books and dolls
Samantha Spade, FBI agent in the Missing Persons division on the show "Without a Trace"

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