Name: Samantha

Origin and Meaning of the Name Samantha

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    (sah MAN tha)
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    English speaking countries
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    As Samantha is likely an English variation on Samuel, it does not retain the original Hebrew meaning "heard by God," as it is not a Hebrew name.

    Samantha is a relatively new name, arising in the latter part of the 18th century. It was popularized in the 1960s by the TV show 'Bewitched', where the lead character was named Samantha.

    Famous bearers include actress Samantha Morton, singer and actress Samantha Mumba and Samantha Bond, who played Miss Moneypenny in James Bond films that starred Pierce Brosnan.

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