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Gender: male/female
Pronunciation: sam
Meaning: nickname, his name is God, name of God, God hears
Related Names: Samantha, Samey, Sami, Samie, Samm, Sammey, Sammi, Sammie, Sammy, Samson, Samuel, Samy

Length: 3 Gender: {{#if male/female



Rank in 2000s: 457


Name: sam Origin: Hebrew,, Meaning (no case): nickname, his name is god, name of god, god hears



The name Sam originates as a shortened or pet version of the Hebrew name Samuel meaning “his name is God” or “name of God.” Additionally, it has been utilized as a nickname of Samson or Samantha. Sam is also associated with meaning “God hears.”


According to the 1990 United States Census [1], Sam ranked as the 192nd most popular male first name, the 2,381st most popular female first name and the 4,017th most popular last name. In the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular boys' names every year since 1880 (36th).

According to the Social Security Administration [1], in the 21st century, the name ranked in the Top 500 most popular boys' names every year from 2000 (462nd) through 2006 (463rd).

United States Popularity of the boy's name Sam in the 21st Century:

  • Year: 2006 Rank:463rd
  • Year: 2005 Rank:462nd
  • Year: 2004 Rank:439th
  • Year: 2003 Rank:437th
  • Year: 2002 Rank:443rd
  • Year: 2001 Rank:440th
  • Year: 2000 Rank:462nd



  • “Uncle Sam” is a white-bearded character who stands for American patriotism, has been a symbol of the United States government for over a century and is noted for the phrase, “Uncle Sam Wants You.”
  • “Samwise Gamgee,” portrayed by Sean Astin, is a hobbit in the 21st century “Lord of the Rings” series, based on the books by J.R.R Tolkein. [1]
  • “Sam Beckett,” portrayed by Scott Bakula, was a fictional doctor and main character of the science fiction television show “Quantum Leap” that aired from 1989 through 1993. [1]
  • "Selector Sam," a famous DJ from Denver, CO who is one of the best producers and DJs in the Mile High. [1]
  • "Sam & Dave," were American Soul and Rhythm & Blues (R&B) singers who brought the sounds of the black gospel church to pop music with their string of call-and-response hit records. [1]


  • Samuel “Sam” Shepard Rogers – Film and television actor and writer who was nominated for an Academy Award (Oscar) for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” for his work in the 1983 movie The Right Stuff. [1]
  • Sammy Davis Jr. (born Samuel George Davis, Jr.) – 20th century musician, actor and entertainer who was best known as a member of the rat pack. [1]
  • Samuel “Sam” Alexander Mendes – Film director who won an Academy Award (Oscar) for “Best Director” for his work on the 1999 movie American Beauty, which won five Oscars including “Best Picture.” [1]
  • Robert E. Lee Samuel “Sam” Huff – Former professional football player (linebacker) who was enshrined in the Football Hall of Fame in 1982. [1]



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Author: Rich Kachold

Facts about SamRDF feed
Gender male/female  +
Length 3  +
Meaning nickname, his name is God, name of God, God hears  +
Meaningnc nickname, his name is god, name of god, god hears  +
Name sam  +
Origin Hebrew  +
Popularity 2  +
Pronunciation sam  +
Rank in 2000s 457  +
Related Samantha  +, Samey  +, Sami  +, Samie  +, Samm  +, Sammey  +, Sammi  +, Sammie  +, Sammy  +, Samson  +, Samuel  +, and Samy  +
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