Origin:American
Popularity:1304
Meaning:God has heard
Sam, a gender-neutral name with American origins, means "god has heard." This name originally served as a nickname for other names, like Samantha, Samuel, and Samson, but 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
    Comedian
  • Sam Mendes
    Director

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Source: Social Security Administration

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