Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:34
Meaning:God has heard; name of God
Samuel is a masculine name of Hebrew origin meaning "God has heard" or "name of God." This traditional biblical name is derived from the Hebrew name Shemu'el which is of the same meanings. Samuel is most notably the name of the last ruling king mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, who was also a prophet, priest, judge, and seer. Samuel is a name of great religious significance, a classic choice for those who wish to raise baby in faith.

Famous People Named Samuel

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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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