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Pronunciation

səmænθə

Origin

English, Italian, Dutch

Meaning

Possibly inspired by the Greek word “anthos” for blossom, Samantha also means “listener” in Hebrew. Combine the two, and you have a tender name for a baby girl. Some say that Samantha is the female version of Samuel, adopted in the United States in the 1800s. In Sri Lanka, the name Samantha belongs to the god of the rising morning sun.

Rank in the year 2015

Samantha was ranked #115 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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