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4/25/2021, 10:07 PM Mike C samwise added (from user-submitted name 31801)
4/26/2017, 6:42 AM LMS 31801
4/26/2017, 6:41 AM LMS 31801
6/5/2016, 4:31 AM LMS 31801
10/4/2012, 11:49 AM Frollein Gladys 31801 merge 2 names
10/4/2012, 11:44 AM anonymous 31801
9/15/2009, 7:08 PM anonymous

Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. SAM-wiez(English)

Meaning & History

Means "simple, half wise" from Old English sam "half" and wis "wise". This is the name of a hobbit in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings (1954). Samwise Gamgee, often called Sam, is the faithful companion of Frodo on his quest to destroy the One Ring. Samwise is an English-like translation of his true hobbit name Banazîr.