Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:35
Meaning:God heard
An enduring and beloved name, Samuel has spent many years in the top 30. In the Bible, Samuel was the last of the Hebrew judges and the first prophet of Israel, who anointed the first two kings: Saul and David. From founding father Samuel Adams to Irish playwright Samuel Beckett and English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, many Samuels have a way with words. Celebrity parents who have chosen Samuel for their own sons include Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, Naomi Watts and Live Schreiber, and comedian Jack Black.

Famous Samuels

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  • Samuel Adams
    Politician
  • Samuel Barber
    Composer
  • Samuel Beckett
    Novelist, Playwright, Poet
  • Samuel Colt
    Inventor
  • Samuel Joslin
    Actor
  • Samuel L. Jackson
    Actor
  • Samuel Morse
    Inventor
  • Samuel Pepys
    Author
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Poet
  • Samuel West
    Director

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Source: Social Security Administration

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