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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.
― Anonymous User  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.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2014
Samantha "Sam" is a character in Totally Spies!.
― Anonymous User  5/23/2014
Sam Sheepdog, a character in Looney Tunes.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2014
Yosemite Sam, a Looney Tunes character.
― Anonymous User  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.
― Anonymous User  9/26/2014
Samuel Frederick "Sam" Smith is a British soul singer-songwriter.
― Anonymous User  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
I like this name for both boys and girls. I have a friend named Sam and she is very nice. But I also think of Sam (Samuel) Roth from the Shiver series by Maggie Stiefvater.
Maeve N. E.  10/18/2015
Sam Heughan who plays Jamie in the tv-series Outlander.
― Anonymous User  12/26/2015
― Anonymous User  1/23/2016
I was named Samantha, but my mother is the only one that ever calls me that. I stopped going by Samie at age 8 because everyone I knew had a dog or cat named that (or seemed like it). I have gone by Sam since then. All my friends and family agree that Sam suits me much more than Samantha or Samie. My biggest issue is when I introduce myself to someone as Sam, they for some reason feel the need to ask if it is short for Samantha. I doubt that they would ask a male if it was short for Samuel or Samson. I've come to the point of saying that it is short for Saaaaaaaaaaaaaam or Samalamadingadong.
samIam777  2/2/2016
It is a very simple name by itself, and good for girls.
Eileen1209864  4/6/2016
Sam Winchester from Supernatural!
Fay_Wishes  4/26/2016
Sam is the son of Flynn in the movie Tron: Legacy.
GML  5/10/2016
Sam Farren, the author of Dragonoak, is a nonbinary bearer of the name. Nonbinary means that they are neither female nor male.
namewx  6/27/2016
This is the only unisex name that I think suits both girl and boys perfectly.
Luvbug86  9/9/2016
Sam John "Lightnin'" Hopkins was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, and occasional pianist, from Centerville, Texas. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 71 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
cutenose  1/9/2017
Sam Cooke is an English glamour model and Page 3 girl from Manchester. Cooke has appeared in numerous British "lads' mags", including FHM, FRONT, Maxim, Loaded, Zoo and Nuts in the UK, as well as on several covers around the world. She is most famous for being a Page 3 girl in The Sun, and was the winner of the newspaper's annual Page 3 Idol competition in 2006. Cooke has also appeared in the Hot Shots Calendar.
cutenose  2/9/2017
Sure there's been many characters named Sam, but we can't forget Sam Evans from Glee.
― Anonymous User  2/14/2017
Sam Lidington is a Scottish footballer that plays left-back position for the Scottish football club Kilmarnock FC.
cutenose  2/16/2017
I am pregnant. This is anonymous as my secret has not been released yet apart from my husband Mike and my daughter Lily. I did the test today. Over dinner, we were discussing names as we want to get them over and done with as soon as possible. We thought a multi sex name as then it wouldn't matter what sex the child will be. We thought Sam as it is sweet for both a boy and a girl. It is a lovely classic name that Mike and I both love. It is wonderful to be pregnant as it has been ten years since Lily who I gave birth to at 16. She thought of Sam which is amazing!
― Anonymous User  3/26/2017
Sam Koyei Shimabukuro was one of only two Japanese Americans to have been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy from 1991 to 1996.
lilolaf  7/28/2017
O. Sam Mitani is a Japanese-American writer and author, best known for his work as International Editor for Road & Track magazine where he spent 22 years. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Mitani moved to the United States at the age of two.
lilolaf  7/28/2017

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