meaning:From the Glen
origin: American


Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: His name is god

This popular Old Testament name -- the biblical Samuel established the Hebrew monarchy -- hasn’t left the top 100 for more than a decade. It was really popular in the last part of the nineteenth century, dropped a little in the mid-twentieth century, then jumped again to a peak of 21 in ’05. Since then it’s slipped out of the top 25, but we still find it an endearing choice. Come on, who can resist a little Sam? Despite its popularity, it remains one of the comfiest, friendliest names around.

Current U.S. popularity rank: 2010: 28

Famous samuel

  • Samuel Adams - Founding Father
  • Samuel L. Jackson - actor
  • Samuel “Sam” Waterston - actor
  • Samuel Alito - Supreme Court justice
  • Samuel “Sam” Mendes - director

Infamous samuel

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