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Gender: M Meaning of Sam: "told by God" Origin of Sam: English, diminutive of Samuel Sam's Popularity in 2014: #533

Sam has long been used on its own for boys. Now, Sam's very popular in the bourgeois bohemian world for both sexes.

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

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, 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

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