Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:1212
Meaning:sun, sun child
Samson is a boy’s name that derives from the Hebrew word shemesh, meaning "sun” or “sun child.” A strong masculine name with important religious connotations, Samson appears in the Hebrew Bible as a champion of the Israelites. Samson is blessed with supernatural strength that resides in his hair, and which his mistress Delilah famously cuts in an act of betrayal. Samson is a great choice for baby if you plan to raise him in the Jewish faith. It has the added bonus of allowing you to call him by the nickname Sam, while ensuring he has a more unique given name than the more common Samuel.

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