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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Samantha
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Samantha in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Samantha:
Records indicate that 541,078 girls in the United States have been named Samantha since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1990, when 25,865 people in the U.S. were given the name Samantha. Those people are now 30 years old.
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Comments about the name Samantha
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183 Positive Comments
"I'm a Samantha and love my name! It's a foolproof name, really. I go by Sam 95% of the time because I'm not particularly feminine, but I like being able to use my full name in professional settings. Long live the girl Sams!" Sep. 3, 2020:
"I was born with the name Samantha, but my parents changed it to Margaret when I was adopted. I LOVE the name Samantha!! Totally changing it back. There are a few cool nicknames that come from Samantha that no one really uses, like Thasa or Sama. I think Sam and Sammy are a little too over used. Really cool name!! SAMANTHAS KEEP ROCKIN ON!" Sep. 25, 2017:
"My name is Samantha I use to hate it as a kid but now im 25 and I love my name and it very commen I know at least 5 samanthas" Mar. 15, 2014:
"May name is Samantha and I've really only met one of their girl named it, I've only had one person say my name wrong, I get called SammySam, Sam, Sammy, Sammy Sosa, samanthapoo, SamanthaSue, maxipam, (not in favor of)my Sam, Sam I am, Samerella, Rambo, spam, Sammy Francesca(idk why on earth) but yeah, ;D it's cool! Longer than most!" Dec. 26, 2012:
"My full name is Samantha Sue Ward. I love my name oh so much, i get alot of nick names like Sam, Sami, Ams, mantha, and since my middle name is Sue; i get called Sammie Sue a lot which i love my family calls me that! <3 All the Samanthas i know are really happy people, rock on Samanthas. <3" Jul. 5, 2011:
"My name is Samantha but most people call me Sam or Sammi. I use to like being called Sam but as i have got older i prefer to use SAMANTHA because it sounds more grownup. I love my name and my initials because they spell SAM :) People use to struggle to spell my name and i use to have samanfer,samanfa, wrote on christmas cards. Other names people use for me include, mantha, sammie, sammy :D" May. 7, 2011:
""My name is Samantha, all of my close friends call me Sammy. Samantha is the best name. When I was younger my dad used to call me Samalamadingdong which was annoying but it was what my dad called me. My parents call be Sammy and all of my relatives. It's sad because my Aunt spells my name Sammi and it's supposed to be spelled Sammy. Well love the name Samantha soooooooooooooooooo much"" Apr. 10, 2011:
"I dont might that much when ever they call me sam,sammy, sami, samantha, and sasami because it part of my name. so im happy but at least they dont call me sam be side others guys name. im 17 year old and i love my name." Feb. 16, 2011:
"I like being named Samantha. The only thing I don't like is when people call me Sam, when I never go by that or introduce myself that way. Samantha is such a pretty, classic sounding name! I'm also 25 (born in 1985) and the name didn't take off for a few years after that, so I never ran into any other Samanthas growing up." Jan. 11, 2011:
"I loove my name :D Most of my family call me Sam or Sammy-Lou or Sammy-Lee (Because of my middle names :L)..My friends call me Sammie, Sambo, Samster, Shamantah, Sam, Samiam, Boiled ham XD, Spam, Sammalamma and ocasionally Samuel :L . :D" Dec. 21, 2010:
"I LOVE MY NAME! I went to a brand new school and started calling myself 'Sam' cuz I'm kinda tomboy:) and got a whole bunch of awesome nicknames like Salmon, Samwich, Sam-squared (my last name has an S in it, so it works), Sam-I-Am, Sammie, and Sam. Its so cool cuz know one actually calls me Samantha!!" Nov. 23, 2010:
"Great name for a girl. A bunch of nickname possibilities. My sister has this name and i use to pick on her by calling her "Sam the Man". My cousins call her sam, sammy or mantha!" Oct. 28, 2010:
"im naming my daughter Samantha. however we were going to call her sammy for short. however now i m not sure how to spell it. sami sammy sammie... so i might just say screw it and only call her samantha" Sep. 26, 2010:
"my name is samantha...
and people call me
and i love nicknames like
Sammers , or... Sammay
or Mantha , & Manny(:" Jul. 14, 2010:
"My Name is Samantha
My mum and dad named me after Samantha Fox..
Dont know who she is but I heard she is a singer/model or something like that.
My friends call me Sam.
But people like my dad, mum and teachers always call me Samantha" Apr. 23, 2010:
"hi my name is Samantha i love my name because my baby cousin was named after me and i was named after my uncle, Sammi" Mar. 8, 2010:
"im a Samantha! I was named after the singer Sammy Hagar. yup i was named after a dude lol my dad was obsessed with him i guess. i was pretty much stuck with Sam if i was a guy or a girl haha. People call me Sammie Gee B.=] age 18. Samantha is a gorgeously long name... i like it!" Feb. 25, 2010:
"Im A Samantha And i HATE HATE HATE the nickname Sam cos it sounds like a guy name but i have been called the nicknames Sammi,samalamadingdong, sammy, manfa(wat my 8yrold cuz calls me) and sam-E. But I Really like the name samantha cos its pretty :) but i wish i could have a cooler and shorter alternative to samantha :)" Feb. 10, 2010:
"yeap my name is samantha lynelle :). my friends call me sammi.
i really like the name samantha it was my grandpas moms name. they were gonna name me samantha rose but they didn't oh well :).
Rock On All Samanthas <3" Feb. 2, 2010:
"My name is samantha, but a lot of people call me sam. I love the name samantha but i dont like the nickname sam at all. I feel like its a boys name and thats really the only downside to the name. Well and in school there were a lot of samantha's which gets annoying having to be samantha h. or samantha k. or samantha g. or something. I also have been called sammy sunshine...im not sure why though but it was cute lol" Jan. 10, 2010:
"People call me Sam alot and sometimes I get tired of it." Dec. 31, 2009:
"As you can see, my name is Samantha too!! My mom watned a cute name and my dad wanted a name he can get a bay name out of it as my nick name SAM . I grew up very tom boyish with the ocassional barbies. my family calls me Sam I Am and my friends call me cherry (last name) and manfer. my full name is Samantha Louise Cherry louise is from my great grandmother thats her name.. well there are no way near enough words are room to explain soo thats as much as im typin.. PEACE!!!" Dec. 9, 2009:
"My name is Samantha everyone usually calls me sam and my brothers n sister call me sammy n my lil cuzins call me sammy to lol" Dec. 5, 2009:
"My name is Samantha, my dad chose that name so he could call me Sam. He wanted a boy but instead got his 5th girl! I do not allow people to call me Sammy, I hate everything about that name. Especially now that I am 28 years old, it just seems silly." Dec. 4, 2009:
"My daughters name is Samantha Mae. Mae is after my grnadmother and Samantha was the only name my husband and I could agree on. We wanted a strong name for our daughter and this one fit the bill. We call her Sam or Sammey. We chose to spell Sammey this way because it still has a feminine touch to it as opposed to Sammy." Nov. 25, 2009:
"My names Samantha my nicknames are:
sam and ham
(hope this helped anyone lol)" Oct. 27, 2009:
"hi..and my name is samantha charliez!! sometimes they call me, sam, sammie, maha, charliez and chariez... :) that's it...and i really ,like this name because...my crush's name is samuel..lol :)" Oct. 24, 2009:
"My name is Samantha Rose. I love the way it goes together. All my family and best friends call me Samantha. Professors and other friends usually end up just calling me Sam. My boyfriend's family and two of my friends I've know for 15 years are the only people to call me Sammy. I love the name Samantha and don't find it all that common, I was born in 1990 though so I'm not sure if the year I was born has something to do with it." Oct. 17, 2009:
"My daughter's name is Samantha Mae. She was named after her father's maternal grandparents. Their names were Samuel and Alpha Mae. She absolutely loves her name, as do we. Her nickname is Sami, which she loves. She sometimes also gets called Sam by me (her father) because I was a huge Bewitched fan as a kid and liked the main character's nickname, which was Sam and because it was my grandfather's nickname. She loves to play soccer and it is amazing how often we hear other girls called Samantha, Sami, and yes, even Sam. While not as unique as it was when she received it, Samantha is still a very beautiful name and I think has a very dignified sound to it." Oct. 12, 2009:
"My Names Sam Peters and ive been calld, Simmiesammie, Sammie, Samp and, Samster" Oct. 12, 2009:
"My name is Samantha and I love this name. it is common but it fits me! I've been called Samie, Sam, and Samantha. I dont care witch one they call me. I like all three of them" Oct. 11, 2009:
"My daughter's name is Samantha Katie and althoug she's only 3 y/o ,she has a lot of nick names like
Sam,Sammie,Samiwami,Samisosa,Tatanta,Sam I am,Fopeste....I think it's kind of cool that she answers to all of her nicknames the the same way :) .I coulnd't be happier with her name I think is a gorgeous and fits her perfect.I hope she loves it when she gets older as much as I do" Aug. 24, 2009:
"Hey,My name is Samantha and my friends call me Sam,Sammie (I spell it with an ie),Sambo,Sammiejo,Samizzle,Mantha (by my little cousin that couldn't say Samantha)and a few others that I don't remember lol I love my name because it's me." Jul. 29, 2009:
"Hey! Im Samantha[duh] and i am call sam, sammi, samalamadingong, Slammer [haha thanks to kellie] and i think samantha is a GREAT name=D!" Jul. 4, 2009:
"Hey! Im Samantha[duh] and i am call sam, sammi, samalamadingong, Slammer [haha thanks to kellie] and i think samantha is a GREAT name=D!" Jul. 4, 2009:
"Samantha but have been going by Sammi since I was 14. :) (i'm 24 now ;) )" Jun. 25, 2009:
"Although I am feminine, I prefer being called Sam. Nick names- Sammy Sam, Sammikie, Mantha, Mantha and Ma. SAMANTHA is a wow name! thumbs up" May. 15, 2009:
"Lol my name is Samantha too!
Everyone calls me Sam, Sammy, Sam-Bo and Samsam and my sister calls me Maha cause shes 4 and cant say it right lol." May. 12, 2009:
"my name is samantha jane morani and it's my birthday! i got it from my grandmother's sister. her name was samantha sarafina salomone. my family is italian obviously which seems to common here. i've always been called sam never just samy. it reminds me of a dog.but i've also had some pretty crazy nicknames. spam samywhamy samuri samatamtam s.j. samanthypanthy mannie sammysosa samysalsa it just keeps going. Although i love my name it is insanely common for kids my age. five samantha's in my grade yet none in my older sister's or little brother's. All in all a great name :)
~happy birthday to everyother sam out there today!!!" Apr. 26, 2009:
"My name is Samantha and I have always loved it. I am named after my great-grandfather who was an immigrant from Italy. His name was Savario but everyone called him Sammy.
I love my name because it is more unique than something generic like "Emily" or "Katie" or "Jessica" that everyone has. But at the same time it is not completely different where no one has ever heard of it.
Anyway, most people just call me Sam to keep it simple. If people call me Sami it must be spelled S-A-M-I, not Sammy or anything else. A few of my friends call me Antha because we had too many guy friends named Sam and it was really confusing. Oh and my close family members sometimes call me Samibowami for fun." Apr. 9, 2009:
"My name is Samantha and since its so high in popularity i lost a little respect for my own name. I introduce myself as Sam no matter what. I write down sam on everything it says to put my name on besides checks and other important documents. Being called Samantha actually annoys me b/c its been either sam or sammy since the day i was born." Feb. 27, 2009:
"I had a ton of nicknames growing up as a Samantha; Sam, Sami, Samantha Anne, Slammin Sammy, Sam I am, Spam, etc. I love my name too. It completely fits my personality." Feb. 23, 2009:
"My daughter is Samantha Cate. She was named by her oldest brother after a good family friend. However her youngest brother has changed her name 5 times since she was born in January of 2008. Samantha has gone from Mantha to Manthee to Samina to Saminee now, the name that has stuck with everyone is Mina. She answers to Mina as well as to Samanth Cate. I think Mina will be her regular nickname. I love it and think that Samantha Cate and Mina fit her personallity perfectly!!" Feb. 17, 2009:
"we my names samantha... i get sami, sam, and my brothere even calls me sam the ham." Jan. 27, 2009:
"my name is samantha too, Samantha ann in fact! So alot of my close friends call me, sam, samma or sammy-ann. I dont mind it too much.But i do get the occasional wham bam thank you sam.. (the only thing i dont like) or hey sam do you like green eggs and ham? I think samantha sounds good and looks pretty. My kids at school cant pronounce my name and end up calling me samanfa or samanta. lol, so i just tell them to call me ms. samma." Jan. 7, 2009:
"My name is samantha And i Love it so much most of my friends and family call me sam or sammy but a couple of my friends call me antha because they find it funny that people usually say sam and leave the rest out. Other nicknames i get are samsonite and samson(from my brother) i also occasionally get called samalamadingdong" Jan. 4, 2009:
"I love my name. I get called "Mantha" every now and then, mostly by small kids who can't say my name! I like the diversity, I've always been called Sam but love Samantha." Dec. 22, 2008:
"Another Samantha Here! I ahv been called Samalamdingdong, Sammie Sam, Sam I am, Sam the man, etc." Dec. 19, 2008:
"My name is Sam 2 lol!!! :-) I get called 'Samanthaline' or 'Sam the Ham' by my brothers, but most people call me Sam, Sammy or Samantha :-)" Dec. 14, 2008:
"Woo Im called Samantha :P And everyone thinks it suits me perfectly... except from Amanda O.o
I can only say theres one bad thing about my. our name, it causes my mates to nickname me things like : Sammie-wammie-ochie-kins, Sammington and Shamming" Nov. 25, 2008:
"My name is Samantha and the funniest nickname I have was given to me by my supervisor and that is SimmySam SimSammy. But most just call me Sam or Sammy. And Elizabeth sometimes calls me Sammy Nammy!" Nov. 2, 2008:
"Woot! Another Sam arrives! I've been called everything under the sun. Sammitch, Salmon, Samalamadingdong, Man, Man Flap, Manny, Mansanita, Sampsonite, Sammy Lammy, Mom.
you understand the point. But never Sammy, i always disliked it.
But love the name itself!" Nov. 1, 2008:
"My name is Samantha and when I lived in Italy for a while (I come from England), they couldn't pronounce my name. It sounded like "Samanta" when they pronounced it. I didn't mind though. People call me Sam, Samantha, Samanta, Sammie, and someone calls me Sammie Sam Sam (?). I don't really care what they call me, just as long as it's nice! :-)
I love my name!" Oct. 31, 2008:
"My name is Samantha and I absolutely love my name. Spam was my nickname at school. Another school nickname was Panther. Babies often call me "Mam-fa" and my nephews called me Auntie "Ham" for many years till they learned how to pronounce my name. I get called Sammy Jo by a select too but most people call me Sam or Sammi. Only my husband calls me Sammy-antha which I think is really cute." Oct. 10, 2008:
"ughhh i need people to tell me about famous samanthas!!!" Oct. 9, 2008:
"My name is Samantha too :)
i like being called samantha the best out of all the names. but i dont like sammy.
i get called sam the most. but when im in trouble i get called samantha.
i love my name and wud never change it.
i get called, samantha,sam,sammy,sambo,sammyanther,spam and morrrrrrrre :)
go all samanthas ;D !" Oct. 2, 2008:
"my names Samantha!!! i dont think i would change it for anything in the world i love it soooo soooo much.. thats why it's in my top 5 favorite names" Sep. 10, 2008:
"My daughters name is Samantha.
I call her Sami, Mantha, Sami Sosa, or Samela Anderson. Not sure why I call her the last two, it just slips out sometimes." Sep. 2, 2008:
"My name is Samantha. I am in my 30's and I love my name. I didn't like it as a kid because it was not a popular at the time. I think it is cool and I do go by the whole name." Aug. 21, 2008:
"hey.. Im Samantha and i live in South AFrica. I absolutely love my name and its meaning because it rings true to how i live. All my friends call me Sam for short but one other friend re-arranged my name and he calls me Mathansa, which is so funny:)" Aug. 17, 2008:
"Hey my name is Samantha too. Everyone calls me Sam or Samie, witch is good I hate getting called spam. My uncle alls me sambo. But my new nickname by my mom is plaid dont ask. I was just wereing plaid shorts one day and sombody said they liked them. But I am trying to look for a new nickname i kinda like Mandi." Jul. 23, 2008:
"A lot of people call me Sam, never sammy because they know I don't like it. Sammy often reminds me of a golden retriever. Don't really know why. I rarely get a "hey Samantha" I only get called that if i dont listen to someone and they get tired of repeatedly yelling "SAM!" weird thing is the meaning of Samantha is "the listener" But a nickname i have is Bamm Bamm mostly guys call me that. I don't know how they made that up. but, i think its cool." Jul. 11, 2008:
"My name is also Samantha. I love it. I've gotten a lot of nicknames over the years...sammy, sam, spam, spamo, sambo, spamela, spamela anderson, and the list goes on. But I wouldnt ever change my name." Jul. 7, 2008:
"hey guys my name is Samantha to...!!1
i love my name1" Jun. 28, 2008:
"My name is Samantha! I was born in December 1993 and sometimes my name can get a bit boring because I know like 5 different Samantha's but it's funny because when they call their name, we both answer at the same time! My friends call me "Sam", "Sammie" or "Sam-I-Am". Personally, I hate the Dr. Suess bit on my name. It is a very common name but I wouldn't change it for the world!" Jun. 12, 2008:
"hi my name is samantha too... my friends sometimes call me sammy, sam, zammy or sometimes they tease me with samimang....hehehe" Jun. 6, 2008:
"Hey I'm a Samantha and I love it...I do get called Samantha but as a kid i was called spamala-anderson ;( but other than that....i love being a Samantha" Jun. 2, 2008:
"i love my name!!! i couldnt ask for a better one...most people call me Sami or Sam but ya know how that goes!!!" May. 22, 2008:
"hey im a Samantha TOO! my friends call me sam and sammie most of the time but i do get the occasional "sam i am" and i love it
our name totally rocks the socks off everyone" May. 14, 2008:
"my name isn't samantha but i know this chick and i call her slambo" May. 12, 2008:
"My name is Samantha as well, and I love my name! I feel bad for those Samanthas who have been called "Spam." What is that?!?!?! People are so rude! Oh well, I guess... they are just jealous anyways! :P Anyways, I enjoy having my name as Samantha, it suits me perfectly!" May. 12, 2008:
"so yeah, most of my friends call me Spammieantha and its really annoying. but whatever. at least they dont call me samsonite..... i definately t p all their houses. its all good. they are all e tarded anyway. right? i know.
i am also called antha, kiantha, hewkiantha, e, bethany (no its not my middle name), and coco puff. i like that one.
i will definately NOT name my kidd samantha because the name is RIDICULOUS and i hate that its my name, especially cuz the whole spammieantha thing. UGH!
life is so friggin hard. gosh dang it.
k bye." May. 9, 2008:
"hey my name is Samantha, but no1 ever calls me Samantha. it's usually hey spam, spamolt, sam, sammy, samma, snowy, or hey you. i love my name and all the other nick names, but i especially love that my inital is S.S ... kool eh.
>>> lol. my dad said that people who have nick names r usually the funny one's of the bunch.
>> hope your funny?" May. 4, 2008:
"oh my god this is my name and i like samantha & sammie & sam but i hate is spammie or spam and i get called that all the time!!!but i love my name!!" Apr. 20, 2008:
"My name is Samantha and i've been called everything from Sam [ Dont Mind it], Sammy, Sammie , Samsonite [ Like it ] , Sammie-Jammie [ Used to it ] , Sammeh , Sammieh , Spam , Man [ ARG ].. and i few more." Apr. 10, 2008:
"I have always been called nicknames. Everything you can imagine. Sam, Sammy, Sambo, Spam, Slamma, Slambo, and my favorite.. Samma. Its a friendly name. My Parents did a good job. Just wish they thought a little harder on my middle name." Apr. 6, 2008:
"My name is Samantha. i truly hate being called sammie. and yes, sam is the main nickname. and in 5th grade people called me spam" Mar. 26, 2008:
"Samantha is my name, though I do have to say, no Sammy. GOD no. Only people who are allowed to call me it are my Nana and my Aunt. I have my own unique nickname for Samantha, though usually it's easier to just throw out a Sam so I don't have to explain it. XD" Feb. 21, 2008:
"this is my name and alot of people dont call me it they call me sami but i love samantha alot and in high school i just have people call me it my older brother named me it is cool to have had him name me" Feb. 18, 2008:
"I love my name but I cannot stand it when people shorten my name, esp without asking me... I cannot stand being called "Sam"..If I wanted to be called Sam I would have been born male. I love the meaning and the fact that it is such an old name. I don't meet alot of women my age (27)with my name and I love that! However, I have noticed the name becoming more common over the past 10yrs among the generation born after me." Feb. 5, 2008:
"My name is Samantha, but it is funny how so many people have issues spelling it. How stupid can you be." Feb. 1, 2008:
"My name is Samantha, but it is funny how so many people have issues spelling it. How stupid can you be."