US Popularity:1343
Other Origin(s):British, Hebrew
Meaning:God has heard; Name of God; Sun Man, of the sun
Sam, a gender-neutral name of American origin, has strong British and Hebrew roots. Coming from Samuel or Samantha, it means "God has heard," or "name of God." It can also come from Samson or Sampson, meaning "sun man" or "of the sun." While this name originally served as a nickname for Samantha, Samuel, and Samson, the shortened form became popular in its own right. Short and sweet, this name is perfect for both boys and girls. Baby will find lots of Sams in books and television as they grow up, from Sam Eagle in The Muppet Show to the Shire's very own Samwise Gamgee.

Famous People Named Sam

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  • Sam Kinison
  • Sam Mendes

Sam Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Sam is currently #1065 on The Bump
Boy:Sam is currently #584 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Sam is currently #778 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Sam is currently #1343 in U.S. births
Boy:Sam is currently #672 in U.S. births
Girl:Sam is currently #9461 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 2803
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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