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Simon[edit]

Maybe Samantha is linked to Simon? Consonants and meaning are more similar than the suggested link with Samuel, anyone know how to find out? --PetuniaS 12:42, 1 June 2007 (UTC) PetuniaS 13:41, 1 June 2007

A New Yorkish name ?[edit]

I was just wondering where was this name first invented because i noticed that a lot of females in the state of new york are named Samantha was it possibly invented in new york ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.80.106.105 (talk) 21:17, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Etymology of Samantha[edit]

Can anyone give the earliest use of the name "Samantha"? Is it used in the bible or Shakespeare? The oldest reference in the article is the 1960s television program bewitched. Is the name older than that? –Shoaler (talk) 19:49, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Why is Sam considered a boy nickname?[edit]

If you think this question is true, why write back! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.48.159.64 (talk) 03:25, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

myname is samantha and iwas named after my dads ex girlfrend who was the captian of the softball team and was extreamly athletic and it is souch a cawinka-dink that i am a natrual born athlete my self haha —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.231.165.47 (talk) 08:56, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Samantha Crawford Connection to Popularity[edit]

Samantha "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."

This coincided with the appearance of a character named Samantha Crawford in four episodes of the TV show "Maverick" in 1957-58. No proof, but coincidence. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Justus R (talkcontribs) 07:02, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Sri Lankan male name[edit]

Maybe we should note that Samantha is a male given name in Sri Lanka. See, for example:

It's also a variant of Saman (deity).

Whether this has any connection whatsoever to the English female given name is another question. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 19:28, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

There's also
Thanks for pointing this out. It does need to go into the article somewhere. SamuelTheGhost (talk) 23:03, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
Should we mix in the males with the females in the notable people section or keep separate lists? --NeilN talk to me 23:16, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
To have separate lists seems better, I think. SamuelTheGhost (talk) 23:25, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
Agreed. Otherwise, unsuspecting readers might reasonably believe that Samantha Ketipe is a woman cricketer etc. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 20:49, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

OK I've done it. Feel free to modify. SamuelTheGhost (talk) 14:11, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks SamuelTheGhost. I've made some minor formatting changes. --NeilN talk to me 15:52, 15 January 2015 (UTC)