Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Listener
Main Origin Language: English
(Or View Samantha Boy)

In 2017 the name Samantha...

• was given to 4,303 baby girls
• was the 54th most popular name for baby girls
• was 63% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in California, New Jersey, and Nevada
• was least popular in Wyoming, Vermont, and Maine
• was about as popular as Anna and Caroline
Babies Named Samantha Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Samantha...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1991
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1955
• is 12691% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 71% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Kelsy, Karissa, Tiara, Jordon, Zachary, Marquis
• has the most opposite popularity history to Rosalyn, Carma, Millicent, Hiram, Gus, Leander
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Samantha Per State
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Geographically the name Samantha...

• 27% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Maya, Natalia, Nicole, Aaron, Matteo, Jonathan
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Kinsley, Paisley, Harper, Bentley, Grayson, Sawyer
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Samantha by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Samantha are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Samantha will be the only kid named Samantha in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Samantha compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Samantha rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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