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Possibly derived from "Sammas/Sampas", the mythological pillar which supported the sky with the North Star as a "nail" on its top and around which the sky turned. The Sampo mentioned in Kalevala was possibly a sacred statue depicting the real Sammas.
isilmire  3/28/2007
I'm sorry, but I don't like this name at all. It reminds me of shampoo.
moonfoot  7/9/2007
Despite being mythological, this name is really common in Finland, and it sounds very ordinary.
slight night shiver  5/5/2008
Pronounced SAHM-paw.
Yippal  4/21/2009
Sampo was maybe the most important thing in Finnish mythology and Finland's national epic, Kalevala. It was a mill that could make money, salt and grain.
Dizabella  11/26/2009
It means 'shampoo' in Indonesian.
high_chronicles  8/20/2010

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