Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. SAM(English)

Meaning & History

Short form of Samuel, Samson, Samantha and other names beginning with Sam. In J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings (1954) this is a short form of Samwise.

Related Names

VariantsSammie, Sammy, Sammi(English)
Other Languages & CulturesIsmail(Albanian) Esmail, Ismaeel, Isma'il, Ismail(Arabic) İsmayıl(Azerbaijani) Ishmael, Samson, Samuel(Biblical) Ismael, Samouel, Sampson(Biblical Greek) Shemu'el, Shimshon, Yishma'el(Biblical Hebrew) Ismahel, Samson, Samuhel(Biblical Latin) Samuil(Bulgarian) Samuel(Czech) Samuel(Danish) Samantha, Samuel(Dutch) Ismo, Samuel, Samuli, Sami, Samppa, Samu(Finnish) Ismaël, Samson, Samuel(French) Samuel(German) Shimshon, Shmuel(Hebrew) Sámuel, Samu(Hungarian) Ismail(Indonesian) Ismaele, Samanta, Samantha, Samuele, Sansone(Italian) Samuel(Jewish) Samanta(Latvian) Samoil(Macedonian) Ismail(Malay) Samuel(Norwegian) Esmaeel, Esmaeil, Esmail(Persian) Samanta, Samuel(Polish) Ismael, Samanta, Samuel(Portuguese) Samuil(Russian) Shamash(Semitic Mythology) Samuel(Slovak) Ismael, Samanta, Samuel, Samu(Spanish) Samuel(Swedish) İsmail(Turkish) Ismail(Uyghur) Sawyl(Welsh)
Surname DescendantSams(English)
Same SpellingSam 2
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People think this name is

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Name Days

Sweden: September 1


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Entry updated April 25, 2021