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  1. Samanthanoun

    A female given name from Hebrew.

    These country girls, as they were called, had queer names, which added to the singularity of their appearance. Samantha, Triphena, Plumy, Leafy, Ruhamah, Lovey, and Florilla were among them.

  2. Etymology: It was recorded in the 17th century in England.[1]


  1. Samantha

    Samantha (or the alternatively Samanta) is primarily used as a feminine given name. It was recorded in England in 1633 in Newton Regis, Warwickshire. It was also recorded in the 18th century in New England, but its etymology is uncertain. Speculation (without evidence) has suggested an origin from the masculine given name Samuel and anthos, the Greek word for "flower". One theory is that it was a feminine form of Samuel to which the already existing feminine name Anthea was added."Samantha" remained a rare name until the 1873 publication of the first novel in a series by Marietta Holley, featuring the adventures of a lady named "Samantha", wife of Josiah Allen. The series led to the rise in the name's popularity, ranking among the top 1,000 names for girls in the United States from 1880, the earliest year for which records are available, to 1902.The name was out of fashion in the United States for the majority of the first half of the 20th century but reappeared among the top 1,000 names for girls in 1958, when it ranked in 998th position, and in 1959, when it ranked in 993rd place. It fell off the top 1,000 list again until 1964, when it reappeared in 472nd place and leapt another 293 places to 179th place in 1965, coinciding with the 1964 debut of the television show, Bewitched, featuring as a lead character a young witch named "Samantha Stephens".The name has remained consistently popular in the United States since the 1960s. It has ranked among the top 200 names for girls since 1965 and among the top 100 names for girls since 1976. It was among the ten most popular names for American girls born between 1988 and 2006 and was among the top 100 names for American girls until 2020. It was the 105th most popular name for American girls born in 2021. It has also been well-used in other countries in English-speaking countries and in Mexico.In Sri Lanka, Samantha is used as a masculine given name, being one of the forms of the name of the god Saman. This usage has no known connection with the feminine version.


  1. Samantha

    Samantha is a 1992 American film starring actress Martha Plimpton. Though at the time already a film actress for nearly ten years, this was the first vehicle in which Plimpton was the star. The film co-starred Dermot Mulroney, Hector Elizondo, Mary Kay Place and Ione Skye. It was a commercial failure, with mixed critical review. The film was released in the fall and promoted as a romance blockbuster. A soundtrack/score album was released in anticipation of success that never came. The film featured cameo appearances by Robert Picardo and Maryedith Burnell. Burnell had previously played the character of Helen Buckman, mother to Julie Buckman in the television version of the film Parenthood; in the film version, Julie was played by Martha Plimpton.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Samantha is ranked #118853 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Samantha surname appeared 146 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Samantha.

    73.9% or 108 total occurrences were White.
    13.7% or 20 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    6.8% or 10 total occurrences were Asian.
    4.1% or 6 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Samantha in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Samantha in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Samantha in a Sentence

  1. Fox News:

    Team Samantha, you come to appreciate how they’ve created not just an amazing athletic event but a real community of purpose around what they’re doing and how they do that. You feel that from the moment you step into the PMC office or sign up to be involved in the PMC event and you really feel it in the PMC weekend.

  2. Police Minister David Elliott:

    If Samantha Lee kid was the one buying the drugs of that 34 %, I think Samantha Lee'd be pretty happy that they got found out, i've got young children, and if the police felt that they were at risk of doing something wrong, I'd want them strip searched.

  3. Brianna Vorhees:

    Samantha Smith can hear and plays in day care here at work almost every day, samantha Smith has best friends and is the most confident puppy ever. Samantha Smith's a normal puppy, just with one ear.

  4. Brianna Vorhees:

    Samantha Smith was a positive outlet for me, i was going through a terrible time with a lot of transitions in my life personally, and Rae was a very positive distraction from a lot of things that were taking place in my life. Samantha Smith's actually the one who saved me. I could focus on Samantha Smith to take care of Samantha Smith to love and get love back, and Samantha Smith was that for me, and kind of that's why Samantha Smith means so much to me.

  5. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

    TBS also issued an apology shortly after Bee's tweet : Samantha Bee has taken the right action in apologizing for the vile and inappropriate language Samantha Bee used about Ivanka Trump last night. Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it.

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