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Sean Penn played Sam in the movie "I am Sam." Sam is also the annoying creature in Dr. Suess's book "Green Eggs and Ham."
-- breakofday  12/16/2005
I love the name Sam for a girl (not short for Samara or Samantha or whatever). I like the nickname Sammi. :)
-- mum2bubba  6/11/2006
In the movie Benny & Joon, Johnny Depp's character is named Sam.
-- trayc53  7/13/2006
I frequently call my niece, Samantha, Sam because when she was younger she was a tom-boy, and it also suits her so much better. Almost everyone calls her Sam now. We also sometimes call her Sammie or Sam'r. I absolutely love the name Sam by itself, but I guess my sis beat me to using it.
-- Anonymous User  8/18/2006
I only like this name for a boy. In my opinion, it's ugly for a girl.
-- Surreal  10/22/2006
Sam is the name of one of Danny Phantom's best friends. She's a goth, and also a ultra-recyclo vegetarian (she doesn't eat anything with a face on it). You either love her or hate her, pretty much.
-- patchworkgirl  10/28/2006
Sam Endicott is the singer from The Bravery.
-- Anonymous User  11/11/2006
Sam Montgomery is the main character in A Cinderella Story.
-- flipflop1215  12/11/2006
Strangely, I know a guy called Sam. The strange thing is that Sam is apparently a short form of the name Samael, which has got to be one of the strangest, weirdest and most bewitching names I've ever heard. He hates it. I find it fascinating. Our first ever conversation was about his name, with me going "How the hell did you get a name like Samael? You Gnostic or something?".

Samael is, in Gnostic mythology, the name of the 'blind god' or 'God of the Blind', a third of the evil Demiurge. Primarily, the name in Judaicas is of the Angel of Death and means 'venom of God'. His mother was a philosophy student who got hooked on Gnosticism, and she liked the sound of Samael. He was -very- nearly named Yaldabaoth or Azarael. His brother got Azarael instead.

Poor guy xP Love him, though.
-- Anonymous User  1/13/2007
Sam is the name of Hannah's precocious son in the Television show "October Road."
-- gracielou16  3/17/2007
Sam is a character in Supernatural.
-- DontDissMadison  5/1/2007
I really love this name. It's short yet nice. If I will ever have a son I'll get Sam/Sem into his name somehow.
-- Mango  5/30/2007
Sam Seaborn is Rob Lowe's character on the American television drama, The West Wing. For most of the series, he is the White House Deputy Communications Director.
-- Nochenne  6/2/2007
It's a great name for girls when it's a shortened form of Samantha. It's an okay name for guys, but it just seems kinda common. However, I like a guy named Sam, so believe me, my impressions of the name are overall good.
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2007
I think this is a great name for guys and girls. My best friend (girl) is named Samantha, and is called Sammie, sometimes Sam.
-- Brianna Angela  7/12/2007
Sam, the Eagle, is a Muppet. He the blue American Eagle that often disapproves, yet eventually goes along with, the muppet capers. He's pretty dead-pan and serious.

Also Sam Waterston is a criminal lawyer on the popular show Law & Order. It's often suggested these two Sams look alike.
-- sazzuboo  7/24/2007
I adore Sam for a boy, I will almost definitely use it one day. However I really, really dislike it for a girl, it's far to masculine!
-- princess_alpha  7/30/2007
The Yiddish word for "poison".
-- arrowhead909  7/31/2007
I like the name Sam, only as a nickname though. I might call my daughter Samantha and use Sam or Sammy as nicknames.
-- CharlieRob  9/28/2007
Samantha "Sam" Madison is the main character in Meg Cabot's popular teen novel, All American Girl. Also, Sam Uley is the alpha werewolf in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga.
-- LilaMayaNeve  3/29/2008
It can be used as a pet form of Samnang (especially if someone with that name is living in an English-speaking country where that name is not commonly used).
-- Pippin  4/19/2008
I prefer this name MUCH more for a girl than a boy! For a girl it sounds trendy and stylish! For a boy it sounds like a computer nerd.
-- drpepper  7/4/2008
Personally, I find it to be a rather sweet and youthful name, that would suit girls as much as it suits boys.
-- BlackMartian923  9/14/2008
I've always thought Sam was such a warm name, for a guy or a girl. I've known some annoying Sams, but they didn't ruin it for me. I still love this name.
-- Grimscarlett  9/27/2008
The daughter of Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards is called Sam J Sheen (born March 9, 2004).
-- Lily8  10/19/2008
If you have trouble pronouncing it, it rhymes with "HAM", or "BAM".
-- TinyVamp  11/28/2008
I don't like it because it's a Croatian word for "alone" pronounced SAHM.
-- Anonymous User  8/31/2009
Sam Beaver is a character from "Trumpet of the Swan", by E. B White!

Personally, I love this name for a boy. I hate for a girl.
-- Anonymous User  11/12/2009
It's an endearing name, but seriously don't like it for a girl. When I hear the name I think of an old man in overalls with a harmonica and a coon dog.
-- JW41926  5/4/2010
What about Sam Puckett, the aggressive blond from iCarly? I love Sam!
-- Anonymous User  12/8/2010
Corey Haim played a kid named Sam (or sometimes Sammy) in The Lost Boys.
-- Anonymous User  7/4/2011
Sam Gamgee is Frodo's loyal friend in The Lord of the Rings. His name is short for Samwise.
-- thesnowwhiterose  6/17/2013
Uncle Sam is an old man dressed in American flag patterned clothing and a top hat. The character appeared on a famous poster that said: "I want you for the U.S. Army!" The expression "Uncle Sam" is often used to mean the United States.
-- thesnowwhiterose  6/17/2013
Tiger Woods also has a daughter names Sam. It's not short for Samantha, it's just Sam.
-- Anonymous User  7/25/2013
Samantha "Sam" Knight is a character in Code Lyoko.
-- InazumaElevenFangirl  5/10/2014
Samantha "Sam" is a character in Totally Spies!.
-- InazumaElevenFangirl  5/23/2014
Sam Sheepdog, a character in Looney Tunes.
-- InazumaElevenFangirl  7/19/2014
Yosemite Sam, a Looney Tunes character.
-- InazumaElevenFangirl  7/19/2014
I like this name on its own, for a boy!

Samuel or samson doesn't do it for me /:
-- ThatMazerunnerfan  9/10/2014
Samuel Harry "Sam" Strike is an English actor.
-- InazumaElevenFangirl  9/26/2014
Samuel Frederick "Sam" Smith is a British soul singer-songwriter.
-- InazumaElevenFangirl  9/26/2014
Sam Woolf placed fifth on last season's American Idol competition. He has an EP out called Pretend.
-- BuckeyedPeach86  1/9/2015
Sam is also commonly used as a nickname for the name Sameer in my experience.
-- btnNamers  5/16/2015

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