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Samuel Meaning


What does Samuel mean?

The name Samuel is of Hebrew origin.

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

Samuel is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Sam-u-el.

The Given Name Samuel

Samuel is the anglicized form of the biblical Hebrew Shemuel.

The name derives from the Hebrew elements shem meaning "name" or shema meaning "hear, heard" and el meaning "G-d".

In Scotland the name is used as a anglicized form of the Gaelic name Somhairle.

In the Bible, Samuel's narrative is told in the Book of Samuel. He was one of the last Judges and an early prophet. He anoited Saul and David, the first two kings of Israel.

Samuel falls into the name categories biblical, classic, easy nickname.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Samuel Aba, and Samuel Baker.

Samuel Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 23 in baby name popularity for boys with 10,733 occurrences. It ranked 9,328 in baby name popularity for girls with 12 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 23 in baby name popularity for boys with 10,948 occurrences. It ranked 8,392 in baby name popularity for girls with 14 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Samuel has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Samuel Name Popularity Page.

Samuel Related Names

Samuel is a form of Shemuel.

Variants of the name Samuel include Sammuel, Samoel, Samual, Samule, Shealtiel.

The names Samantha, Sami, Samoyla, Samuela, Samuele, Samuil, Samuka, Samuli, Sawyl, Schmuel, Shemuel, Shmuel are all forms of Samuel.

Samuel has the diminutives (nicknames) Sam, Sammey, Sammi, Sammie, Sammy, Sammye.

Famous Samuels

  • Samuel ~ Biblical Character (1 Chr. 7:2, 1 Sam. 1:20)
  • Samuel Aba ~ Hungarian King (1041-1044)
  • Samuel Baker ~ Explorer
  • Samuel Barber ~ Musician
  • Samuel Beckett ~ Nobel Prize for Literature 1969, Writer
  • Samuel C. C. Ting ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1976
  • Samuel Colt ~ Scientist, Business Mogul
  • Samuel de Champlain ~ Explorer
  • Samuel Eto'o ~ Soccer Player
  • Samuel Honrubia ~ Handball Player
  • Samuel Insull ~ Business Mogul
  • Samuel L. Jackson ~ Actor
  • Samuel Morse ~ Scientist
  • Samuel of Edessa ~ Saint
  • Samuel Pepys ~ Writer
  • Samuel Sachs ~ Business Mogul
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~ Writer
  • Samuel Warren Carey ~ Scientist
  • Samuel Whiskers ~ The Tale of Samuel Whiskers character
  • Samuel Witwer ~ Actor

Samuel 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 Samuel.

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Samuel Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Samuel.

Just for fun, see the name Samuel 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 Samuel in Nautical Flags page.