US Popularity:2880
Origin:Hebrew
Other Origin(s):Arabic
Meaning:God has heard; Name of God; Praised, elevated, sublime
Sammy is a gender-neutral baby name of Hebrew origin, meaning “God has heard” or “name of God.” Alternatively, Sammy could be a respelling of the Arabic Sami, which means “praised,” “elevated,” or “sublime.” This name is often associated with Samuel and Samantha, or various other Sam names, as a common nickname. However, in the 1960s, Sammy finally took center stage as a given name in its own right. American singer, dancer, and comedian Sammy Davis Jr. toured the globe and made his name one to adore. As you can see, picking the name Sammy is surely a sublime choice.

Famous People Named Sammy

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  • Sammy Baugh
    Football Player
  • Sammy Sosa
    Baseball Player

Sammy Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Sammy is currently #2824 on The Bump
Boy:Sammy is currently #1932 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Sammy is currently #1575 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Sammy is currently #2880 in U.S. births
Boy:Sammy is currently #3407 in U.S. births
Girl:Sammy is currently #9879 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2022
Gender:
Girl
#9879
in 2022
+ 1202
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
Sources
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 270, 519, 520

  • Behind the Name, Sammy, December 2009

  • Behind the Name, Samual, June 2023

  • Behind the Name, Samantha, May 2020

  • Name Doctor, Sammy

  • Behind the Name, Sami (2), December 2022

  • Name Doctor, Sami

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