Sam is a hot nickname name...for girls. Yes, some parents — among them Tiger Woods and DeniseRichards and CharlieSheen — are cutting straight to the simple, unfussy unisex Sam, bypassing the post-trendy Samantha completely.
Samantha "Sam" Carter, from the TV show "Stargate SG-1" Samantha "Sam" Puckett, character from "iCarly" and main character in "Sam & Cat," played by Jeanette McCurdy, with co-star in own TV series ArianaGrande, who was originally in Victorious
Dr. Sam Nicholls, from British TV show "Casualty"
Sam, character from "Perks of Being a Wallflower" played by EmmaWatson
Sam, from the movie "The Space Between" Samantha "Sam" Stevens, character in US series 'Bewitched'
Sam Montgomery, character in movie "A CinderellaStory"