Sam meaning

: asked of God or heard by God.

Sam Name Information

Gender 👩🧑 Boy And Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \sam\
Number of People 👶 126,000
Rate in 2021 1308
Numerology 🔢 6
Name origin 🌍 Hebrew
Name selection specialist
Forouzan is an expert in choosing names and has been advising on choosing names for babies for about 10 years. Also, Forozan has an Instagram page for introducing Persian names.

Sam Name Meaning

The name Sam, often a diminutive of Samuel or Samantha, carries a profound meaning. In its Biblical context, it means "asked of God" or "heard by God." This signifies a divine connection, suggesting that the bearer of the name is a blessing or an answer to a prayer.

Hear the Meaning Sam

Sam Name Origin and History

Additional description of the name Sam
Additional description of the name Sam
The name Sam has a rich history and origin. It is derived from the Hebrew name Shemu'el, which translates to "name of God" or "God has heard." In the Old Testament, Samuel was a significant figure, a prophet who anointed Saul and David as kings of Israel. The name has been popular in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation.

Cool Info About Name Sam

Additional name description Sam
Additional name description Sam
The name Sam has been borne by many famous individuals, adding to its popularity and appeal. These include Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, and Sam Shepard, a renowned American playwright and actor. In the world of fiction, Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee is a beloved character from J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" series.
The name Sam is also known for its versatility, being unisex and used in various forms across different cultures. It is a name that exudes strength, reliability, and a down-to-earth personality. According to the Social Security Administration, Sam consistently ranks within the top 1000 names in the United States, demonstrating its enduring popularity.
In conclusion, the name Sam is more than. It is connection, strength, and reliability, making it a timeless choice for parents. Whether you're naming a child, a pet, or a fictional character, Sam is a name that carries a rich history and significant meaning.
Similar names to Sam

Name selection poll

Name Selection Poll

If you are hesitant about choosing your child's name, you can ask others for their opinion on your options for free.

Add a poll Poll list
If your name is Sam, click below to increase
I am Sam
No one has been added yet
How much do you like Sam's name?
Users vote for Sam
Score 5 from 1 votes
We are very happy to know your opinion about this name
Comments on the name Sam
01/14/2024 00:00:00

I like the name'sam. In 7th grade a boy named same stuck up for me around some bullies. He was smaller than me and the bullies. But he had a lot of courage and a big heart.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

I have a friend named Sam. I like his name because It's so normal, but It's not at the'same time. It's so fun to say.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

My first name is Sam and I like it because not many people are named that anymore (boys)

01/14/2024 00:00:00

Oh, you will quickly learn that many thgins revolve around The Big Chicken. Chick Fil A Diet Lemonade is delightful yum. And It's all Coke, Coke, Coke around here, you'll find (oh, and Delta and Home Depot). When we first moved here there were no GPS' imagine getting around without it. The joy is when You're driving down one road, look up, and the name has changed but you never made a turn. I'll bet that number was a 770 one, eh❤️ People like to keep their 770s. Welcome to Atlanta!

01/01/2024 10:28:40

I don't like this name. It's boring. There is also a boy I know named Sam and he is an awful person... so that makes me hate the name even more. Good luck to all the'sams in the world... You're gonna need it.

11/20/2023 11:36:52

I'm a tomboy named Sam and I really love the name! Some of my friends call me Sam I am but other than that It's a good name. However, when I'm called Samantha, I get really mad.

11/15/2023 23:45:26

I have a friend named Sam and he's extremely good looking so I think It'suits him a lot. Love the name!

11/14/2023 09:15:28

I am writing a novel about a character named "Samynthile" a.k.a. Sam

10/29/2023 08:33:26

my experience with sam hartley was a bad one he'screwed me over and then went for my two best friends.People never'spell sam's name wrong.the correct way to say it is sam thats it.No I only know sam hartley i've meet sammys but no other'sams.I LOVE THE name'sAM THROUGH.

10/06/2023 14:48:20

well my names is yahaira and i thought that there was no one else with that name. yes, people sometimes misspell it and i thought that my mom made it up or something. i never met any one with the'same as me. i thought my name was really wierd.

08/04/2023 15:20:06

My name is Sam, I get called Sammy, some boys call me Samantha for fun, older people call be Samuel maybe because It's formal, I live with the'sam I Am thing :D and though out the years i have also exprianced such things as 'Sam's Chicken' a name of a popular fast food place, funny thing is, my last name is almost and sounds the'same as chicken, other than that, i love the name a lot :D

08/02/2023 02:12:22

WE love Ximena, our daughter's name, and of course people say it right eventually...I think this name gives personality and a strong character. It 's simply unique!!!

07/16/2023 08:45:14

My Name is Sam and I was born in the'sixties. i've come to like me name over the years - so much so, I named my son Sam, as well. Downside, It's a very popular pet name. Also, it tends to get confused with other three letter names including Max and Ben. Upside, people never'seem to have bad experiences with people named Sam and It's hard to think of a bad person named Sam. Also, you have Samuel as a "Formal" name and mostly, Sams don't like to be called Sammy. Lastly, you will have to live with the "Sam I Am" thing, but really, It's not so bad!

07/01/2023 21:57:54

I think Sam is a cute name. When I was 8 years old I named my stuffed animal Sam.

06/24/2023 06:17:04

One of my best friends is named Sam. I call him Sam I Am. I'll probably call him Sam Gamgee like in the LOtR at sometime or another. ;) I love the name'sam. It'suits him.

06/13/2023 23:42:42

This name is my surname'spelt Maddison and has deep roots in the English county of Durham where the Maddison family can be traced back to the 1100's as customary tenants of the Bishop of Auckland at a place called Allergill and then Unthank Hall in Stanhope. The earliest records note spelling Maddison, Maddyson, Maddysonne, Maddeson. Like all names with 'son' Maddison is known on the continent as Maddisson among other'spelling variations. Literally means son of Mad or Maddy which was actually a forename of men and probably women. Due to naming traditions with the 'son' addition, Mad was most likely referred to as a man. Such a name is similar to Ericsson (son of Eric) or Olafsson (son of Olaf). The children were generally named for their fathe's i.e. Ericsson or Ericdatter (Eric's daughter) and not commonly for their mothe's so it is very unlikely the name means son of Maude or Matilda, I have found no historical evidence of this. If a Maddy settled in Scotland it could have become known as MacMaddy (son of Maddy) The Maddison family boasts some famous individuals although due to the continental naming traditions they are likely not all related as they could be sons of different Mads and when moved to England the'surname became fixed to each generation. There are a few knights and wealthy businessmen (no evidence President James Madison decedents from this family as YDNA does not match). Most Maddisons were miners from the Durham/Northumberland area with the Maddison's from Partney boasting some Royal lineage due to marriage. Maddison is a great name, but the world is ignorant to its true meaning and history. In fact it had been used hundred of years ago when sons were named for their mothe's maiden name. So wear the name proudly as you honor my family and its history.

06/07/2023 01:04:36

Hey ma name is sam and so is ma dad but his name is samuel im only called sam what is better'sam or samuel

05/29/2023 03:25:10

I'd like to call my son "Sam". Only thing is his last name will be Davis - and I'm concerned people will call him Sammy Davis Jr. Thoughts❤️

04/13/2023 05:55:26

We have a "Tiger Lily" too, and it just fits her perfectly! And to think her father wanted to name her Violet... NAH!

04/01/2023 08:15:50

My child is Samuel Joseph, which we originally chose because we loved the meaning. He is now 9 and he loves being Sam.

03/19/2023 09:55:02

Everyone Ive ever known with the name'sam has made a wonderful impact on my life and brought me joy, laughter and happiness. I have a wonderful friend named Sammie, and she is extremely kind smart and thoughtful. Ther's a little boy named Sami that I know who is very funny and makes me laugh. And ther's also a boy i know... his name is Sam and he has changed my life for the better. He is my world and I have never met a more perfect person. He is hilarious, extremely smart, adorable and kinder to me than any other boy. I think I'may be in love with the name'sam.

03/14/2023 13:32:14

Sam is a wonderful name and every person I have met named Sam are very nice and wonderful

01/30/2023 04:52:36

Yes, my name is Vada (with a long sounding first a); I was born in Ohio in 1947; my great-grandmother was my namesake (she was Cherokee indian). I have also been'told that the name means brave and courageous; but also has the meanings of gracious, thoughtful and good natured. All of which I am according to my peers and family.

01/24/2023 22:47:54

My new grandchild was just named Samuel (Sam)....I love everything about this name and my grandchild!

12/20/2022 07:34:54

my names samantha but im a tomboy and everyone calls me sam if they call me samantha i get mad

10/30/2022 09:53:08

Its a real good one - can goes casual with Sam, or formal with Samuel, depending on occasion

10/25/2022 13:47:58

I have a crush on a guy named sam he is adorable :)

10/08/2022 02:42:50

of course the unisex factor comes into play with this name quite often. I remember being teased about it when I was little. The name'still creates some confusion (a few months ago I was introduced to a new friend who, shaking my hand, said, "weren't you supposed to be a girl❤️")

09/12/2022 19:14:44

sam is the name of my son, sam peter , i love it It'suits him so much.

09/08/2022 15:54:40

Sam is an awesome name it comes from the meaning samos which means beauty so sam's or samantha or sammy's are usually attractive or intelligent.

08/27/2022 00:03:00

My birds name is Sam. I didnt know its gender and Sam is a girl and boy name.

04/29/2022 05:07:12

My brothe's name is sam and he gets really upset if someone calls him samuel or sammy It's just sam but people do it anyway. tee hee

04/08/2022 21:25:30

Our first is Samuel Thomas, "Wee Sam" I love him so much. he's the best thing that has ever happened to me. Sam is such a fitting name for him.

03/12/2022 16:06:54

My name is sam, and I think it is quite boring. It'sounds like teh name os a slug or something

03/04/2022 07:43:48

A guy called sam ruined my life, he used to go out with my girlfriend, then he cheated on her, and 3 years later he is back, and trying to steal her back, with a big grin on his stupid face, so i have a disliking to the name

11/01/2021 00:37:12

I don't know wheather this name'suits to sam or not. But the original meaning of sam is "WANNABLE SEX MACHINE".

09/30/2021 21:03:54

i've always been a Telus girl, and I have to say that they uslauly suck. PLUS, we have had someone from some marketing company representing Telus calling us several times a day. So, I have to vote for Telus being the ass.

Latest blog content

Sam FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Sam?
The origin of the name Sam is Hebrew.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Sam?
asked of God or heard by God.
*️⃣ How many people are named Sam?
Almost 126000 people are named Sam.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Sam?
The names of Sahaj