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Gender: M Meaning of Sam: "told by God" Origin of Sam: English, diminutive of Samuel Sam's Popularity in 2015: #554

Sam has long been used on its own for boys, as accepted standing by itself as it is as a short form of Samuel. Straightforward and down-to-earth, Sam is the name of the son of the co-stars of The Americans, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. While 500 boys were named just Sam in 2015, 20 times that number were named Samuel, many of them destined to be called Sam. There were also over 5000 girls named Samantha who might be nicknamed Sam.

Famous People Named Sam

Samuel Atkinson "Sam" Waterston, American actor
Sam Shepard, (born Samuel Shepard Rogers III), American playwright and actor
Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill, New Zealand actor
Samuel Jacob "Sam" Bradford, American football player
Sam Page, (born Samuel L. Elliott), American actor
Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner, English singer-songwriter
Samuel George "Sam" Claflin, English actor
Sam Rockwell, American actor
Sam Lowry Hunt, American singer-songwriter
Sam Fox, son of Michael J. Fox
Sam Rhys (b. 2016), son of Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys
Sam Griffiths, Australian horse rider
Sam Brody Jenner, American television personality

Pop Culture References for the name Sam

Sam Malone, main character on TV's "Cheers"
Samuel "Sam" Winchester, main character on TV's "Supernatural"
Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, Marvel Comics character
Samwise "Sam" Gamgee, hobbit from "The Lord of the Rings"
Sam Whitwickey, main character in "Transformers" movies, played by Shia LaBeouf
Sam Evans, character on TV series "Glee"
Sam Healy, character from Netflix show "Orange Is the New Black"
Sam Camden, one of the twins on TV's "Seventh Heaven"
Sam Conroy, character in the movie "American Violet"
Sam Coyote, character on TV's "Walker, Texas Ranger"
Sam Roth, character in Maggie Stiefvator's series "Wolves of Mercy Falls"
Sam Temple, protagonist from "Gone" series
Sam Braddock, character on TV's "Flashpoint"
Samuel "Sam" Alexander, aka Nova, Marvel superhero
Sam Hanna, Special Agent on "NCIS: Los Angeles"
Sam Sekemoto, character in "The Sims 3" computer game
Sam Anderson, character on "The Walking Dead"
Sam, character on "Private Practice"
Sam, character in the movie Lost Boys
Sam Lane, character on TV's "Supergirl"
Samuel Joseph "Sam" Scudder aka Mirror Master, character on TV's "The Flash"

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