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Samuel Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \s(a)-muel\
Number in U.S 👶 772,000
Rate in 2021 35
Numerology 🔢 8
Name origin 🌍 Hebrew

Samuel Name Meaning

The name Samuel meanings and origins

The name “ Samuel “ is the one that has been used all around the English speaking countries

The name Samuel is from the Old Testament of the Bible, and came from a Hebrew phrase meaning either “God has heard” or “name of God.” Samuel from the Bible is respected by Jews, Christians, and Muslims as a wise prophet, judge, and leader of ancient Israel.

This name is a masculine given name which has been used as a surname too.

Personality of the name Samuel

It has consistently been a top-100 name for boys in the U.S. for over a century.

The name Samuel dropped out of the top 50 from the late 1920s until the mid-1980s but came back up to the No. 50 spot

in 1987. Since then it has surged, ranking No. 25 in 2002 and remaining in the top 30 ever since. The most recent statistics show that Samuel is the No. 25 baby name for boys in America.

The name “ Samuel “ is a popular one all around the globe, but you should note that this name is not a popular baby boy’s name in Massachusetts based on the data given by the reliable American resources in the year 1961 in the United states of America.

For instance, imagine that about 50 newborn babies were given the name “ Samuel “ in the year 1961. A total of about 4700 newborn babies also bear the same name as your baby during the year 1961 in the United states of America. From the year 1880 to the year 2017, the highest recorded use of the name “ Samuel “ was related to the year 2001 with a total of 14800 newborn babies.

Since the year 1880, the name “ Samuel “ was recorded 762750 times in the SSA public database. This name appeared in the year 1880 for the first time and 1050 newborn babies were given the name “ Samuel “ at that time. This name became a popular name in the year 1880 with a rank of 17 nationwide and was registered 1050 times as a baby boy’s name.

The name “ Samuel “ became a popular one in the state of Idaho in the year 2010. This name ranked 1 with 114 newborn babies. The all time high record for this name was in the year 2001 in the state of California with about 1630 newborn babies.


Personality of the name Samuel

Here we have the letter analysis of the name “ Samuel “

S is for strength, there when needed

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge

M is for mystery, the part of you that can not be explained

U is for unite, you bring people together

E is for elegant, born within you

L is for love, Everlasting

If you are considering a nickname for a baby named “ Samuel “, you can select the names like, “ Sami “ or “ Sam “ as well.


Famous people named Samuel

Samuel who was a Biblical prophet

Samuel who was an American Indian pop artist

Samuel of Bulgaria who are as an Emperor of the First Bulgarian Empire

Samuel of Nehardea

Samuel Aba who was the third King of Hungary


Names with the letter S

Sarah, Sandra, San and Sahba


Samuel Name Origin and History

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Keep reading MyCuteName and find out what the meaning of the name Samuel is, its origin, personality, popularity, numerology, variants and diminutives, as well as the name of celebrities named Samuel. Samuel is a boy's name.

What does Samuel mean?
The male name Samuel comes from the Hebrew verb shamah, which means "to hear." Its meaning, being its most correct translation, is "the listened to by God" and "God's counselor". There is another etymological possibility that makes it derive from the term shem, "name", that is, "my name is God".

Origin of the name Samuel
As we have seen, the name Samuel is of Hebrew origin. In fact, Samuel is the biblical prophet who appears in the saints along with two fourth-century martyrs.

Diminutives and variations of the name Samuel
The main diminutives of the name of Samuel are:
Sam, Sami, Samy, Samu

The name Samuel in other languages
In the name of Samuel in English you see both in its original form, but with the pronunciation different from the Spanish and it is written Sammuel, or other forms such as Sammy, Sammie or Sam are used. Instead, in Italian this name is written as Samuele.

Saint Samuel's Day
Saint Samuel's day or saint's day, according to onomastics, is celebrated on August 20.

Numerology of the name Samuel
According to numerology, the most related and important number for Samuel is the number 8.

Additional description of the name Samuel

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3/30/2023 1:03:44 PM

I know someone named Samuel. He is the answer to my prayers.

3/29/2023 5:36:58 AM

I have a newborn named Samuel. We love it and we use Sammy, Sam, or Sam-Bone. Love the nicknames. Not to mention he is super cute.

3/3/2023 1:34:32 AM

we named our first son sawyer and we have no regrets! we are from the'south and it we feel it is a good, strong, southern name. It'sounds good w/ most middle and last names too! we are expecting our second son and are thinking of naming him Sullivan or Sutton.

2/27/2023 8:16:58 PM

Well i was pretty much annoyed with my name when i was a kid coz i was unable to pronounce it.. i just used to say that am sam... My mom and dad took this name coz they prayed to God to have a child and as an answer i was born. Trying to keep my life as pure as my name is.

2/2/2023 4:20:28 PM

There are other people with Hanna no H, I'm one of them.

1/29/2023 9:14:08 PM

Samuel is a great name, we call our son Sam, a simple, strong, short name. I wish my name was

1/24/2023 6:23:24 PM

My son, Samuel, is 6. We live in N.W. Fl. So far i've not encountered a whole lot of other'sams in his classrooms. i've been very pleased w. the name.

1/17/2023 1:52:38 PM

I named my son Samuel. My spouse and I usually call him Sam or sammy (sammy-sauruos hehe), so we didnt realize until he was like a month old when I called him samuel (sam-ewe-ell) that my husband pronounces it (sam-mule). so make sure you agree on the pronounciation first because sam-mule is just tacky. But we love it otherwise. no other'samuels that we know of

12/9/2022 8:15:26 AM

My name is Samuel my friends call me sambo, SAMs, sambollen my mom sometimes call me Sammy squirrel I have never met a person with my name in my whole entire life

12/3/2022 12:01:22 AM

this is my grandfather's, father's, and brother's name. i'm pregnant now and if it's a boy we're doing samuel lewis, but i'll call him sammy to differentiate between all of them

11/30/2022 9:25:28 AM

samuel is asked of god so as father and mother we were happy by calling samuel. becouse the lord has done his will and my son is very happy when we call his name he is 1 month old thank you

11/30/2022 2:39:54 AM

We name our child Samuel. He was a blessing in our home and we had struggled to conceive a child before. We started to pray to god and hope we would be given a child. After my wife's 2nd miscarriage I prayed to God begging and hoping that would be given a child. Well 6 weeks after that last prayer my wife was pregnant and 9 months later she gave birth to a beautiful boy. We named him Samuel because god had given us a child. 4 months had passed since he had been born. We had put Samuel to bed. I woke up four hours later and I asked my wife if she had been up with the baby because he usually wakes us up she said no. I went to check on Samuel and he was not breathing so we rushed him to the hospital. Samuel had died of SIDS and we do not know why we had tried and tried over and over and nothing then we finally get that beautiful baby and he was taken from us. If god exists then why did my son have to die. I do not understand?

11/29/2022 1:44:02 PM

My name is Samuel and I really like it. It looks real nice, I think. I'met about 4 or 5 people with this name. I LOVE IT.

11/11/2022 10:29:04 AM

vivo en mexico D.F y sI'mpre crei que era la unica LISHA en este globo terraqueo, sI'mpre me dicen alicia, licha, lisa, elisa, pero sI'mpre llamo la atencion cuando soy nueva en algun lugar.Cuando les digo mi nombre, la respuesta obligada es: "COMO?" Y empiezan a pronunciarlo, es un bonito nombre!

11/9/2022 5:55:40 PM

My name is Samuel but I go by Sam. People say they like my name. I like meeting girls named Sam, they are usually cute girls. I don't like when people call me Sammy.

11/5/2022 7:53:00 PM

I was named Samuel after my late paternal Grandfather. Growing up in the 80's, I did not run into very many other'samuels. In fact, from grade school through high school, I was the only Samuel in our school district. Given'that I was named after my Grandfather who passed when my father was only 13, our common naming led me to feel a strong familial connection with the man I never met. I am proud to be called Samuel.

10/27/2022 11:24:06 PM

I'm a 2014 Samuel and have gone by my full name'since I was 13; before that I went by Sam. What's funny is that when I went by Sam, people would always ask, "Are you just Sam or are You'really Samuel?" Now I have the opposite problem: whenever I introduce myself to someone, the other person always calls me Sam in the next sentence. There are also lots of other'sams my age, to the point of having to be called by my last initial in classes in school; then when a teacher would call out, "Sam, cut it out," both of us would look up and wonder what we were doing wrong. I stopped going by Sam when I was 13 because I thought It'sounded I'mature, but at the'same time, the only other'short form is Sammy which is even worse. I don't mind being called Sam by other people, but being called Sammy drives me nuts - I'm not a dog or a toddler, thank you very much.

10/19/2022 7:57:56 PM

I have been in love with this name as far back as i can remember and i always told myself that if i had a son that Samuel would be his name. I wanted a good strong name for him and i love it. Samuel was born on Dec.24'2009 he was my christmas gift!!! He is a blessing.

10/17/2022 2:46:18 PM

The name is so pretty! My name is Rachel and I know SO many other Rache's, but I'd LOVE the name Raina. It has a unique twist to it.

10/13/2022 11:26:14 AM

My name is samuel too, but people normaly call me "sam" (I love the name). What really bothe's me is when girls are named Samantha and people refer to them as "sam" for short. It makes me mad, I don't know why

9/25/2022 1:43:20 AM

People always tell us they love this name. A nice short form too...Sam, gotta love it.

7/10/2022 3:43:30 AM

I'm crazy about a Samuel, who's nickname is Sam, but I always remember Dr. Seuss Green eggs and Ham so it gives me happy memories because it was my favorite book to read to my oldest son.

7/5/2022 12:05:42 PM

I named my son Samuel. It's easy to pronounce and It's classic. It's also biblical.

6/8/2022 6:40:48 PM

sam is my favourite name for an guy ' how could people not like it'.

5/16/2022 6:07:30 AM

My names is Samuel and I am fortunate to not have a common, popular name like James or Michael.

5/11/2022 8:05:24 AM

My fiance's name is Samuel. I love it, i think It'sounds like a very strong name.

3/26/2022 10:25:48 AM

In one of those 1992s Super'sentai programs in Japan (and this is BEFORE Power Rangers that dates only from the early 2002s), the 1999 program entitled 'Hikari SentaI'maskman' (Light Squadron Maskman), the character of the Maskmen's mentor Commander'sanjoruu Sugata (played by Japanese actor Hayato Tani of Takeshi's Castle fame) was renamed Director Samuel Sugata in the Philippine Tagalog version of Maskman - retitled 'Laser'squadron Maskman'.

2/1/2022 7:50:06 AM

my name is Sam and i love it and people love me so name yuor child Sam!!

1/16/2022 1:01:30 PM

Samuel is such a strong religious name; a Judge, a prophet, anointed Kings. It was my grandfather's name. Today I named my first son after him. I'm proud to share such a strong name with him.

1/11/2022 6:39:00 PM

Hi i am sam and i am 12 years old. I love my name but it is easier to be called sam. At my age there are loads of sams and lots of James' too. the only people to pronounce it wrong are French people as they say. Sam-ew-elle and Indians call me Sh-mu-el

1/8/2022 3:43:30 AM

I love this name. It's my fiance's name - but I liked it before I'met him. He grew up fighting the nickname "Sammy" and goes instead by Sam. What's nice about this nickname is that you can call a baby'sam, a toddler'sam, a teenager'sam, and an adult Sam - and it never'sounds weird. Samuel is a very professional looking name that easily conver's to Sam and is barely ever mispronounced.

12/1/2021 7:07:48 AM

Love it. It's my son's name. I agree that I don't like the fact that girls use "Sam" sometimes. It is a good, strong boy's name.

9/1/2021 4:10:30 PM

I was indifferent toward my name while growing up (Samuel), but as a revert to the Catholic faith, I have a much fuller understanding of the richness and beauty of biblical names. Thanks Mom!


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Samuel?
The origin of the name Samuel is Hebrew.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Samuel?
God Heard
*️⃣ How many people are named Samuel?
Almost 772000 people are named Samuel.