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Sam Meaning


What does Sam mean?

The name Sam is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Sam is "name of G-d, G-d has heard".

It is also of Persian origin, where its meaning is "a character in Shahnameh".

Sam is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 3 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Sam.

The Given Name Sam

Sam is a diminutive of Samantha, Samuel. See Samantha, Samuel for further details.

Sam is a fearless and refined name.

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Sam falls into the name categories classic, Shahnameh.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Sam Brenner, Sam Cooke, and Sam Crawford.

Sam Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 8,465 in baby name popularity for girls with 13 occurrences. It ranked 603 in baby name popularity for boys with 451 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 9,220 in baby name popularity for girls with 12 occurrences. It ranked 540 in baby name popularity for boys with 521 occurrences.

Want to see how Sam sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Sam Name Popularity Page.

Sam Related Names

Sam is a diminutive of Samantha, Samuel.

Variants of the name Sam include Sammey, Sammi, Sammie, Sammy, Sammye.

Famous Sams

  • Sam Brenner ~ Football Player
  • Sam Cooke ~ Soul Musician
  • Sam Crawford ~ Baseball Player
  • Sam Elliott ~ Actor
  • Sam Huff ~ Football Player
  • Sam J. Jones ~ Actor
  • Sam Jaeger ~ Actor
  • Sam Jones ~ Basketball Player
  • Sam Mendes ~ Film Director
  • Sam Neill ~ Actor
  • Sam Rice ~ Baseball Player
  • Sam Robards ~ Actor
  • Sam Shepard ~ Actor
  • Sam Snead ~ Golf Player
  • Sam Thompson ~ Baseball Player
  • Sam Trammell ~ Actor
  • Sam Walton ~ Business Mogul
  • Sam Waterston ~ Actor
  • Sam Worthington ~ Actor

Sam Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Sam.

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Sam Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Sam in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Sam.

Just for fun, see the name Sam in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Sam in Nautical Flags page.