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Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. SAM
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Meaning & History

Short form of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.

Related Names

VariantsSammie, Sammy, Sammi
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) 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), Sam (3)
User SubmissionsSâm, Sam

Popularity

People think this name is

youthful   informal   common   wholesome   strong   simple   comedic  

Name Days

Sweden: September 1

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