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Gender: F Meaning of Sam: "told by God" Origin of Sam: Diminutive of Samantha

Sam is a hot nickname name...for girls. Yes, some parents — among them Tiger Woods and Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen — are cutting straight to the simple, unfussy unisex Sam, bypassing the post-trendy Samantha completely.

Famous People Named Sam

Sam J Sheen (b. 2004), Daughter of Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards
Sam Alexis Woods (b. 2007), Daughter of Tiger Woods
Sam Faiers, British reality star

Pop Culture References for the name Sam

Sam, main character in short story "The Black Mamba" by author Liam Holt
Samantha "Sam" Carter, from the TV show "Stargate SG-1"
Sam, character in short story "Amy, Inflated" by author Tina Tirrell
Samantha "Sam" Puckett, character from "iCarly" and main character in "Sam & Cat," played by Jeanette McCurdy, with co-star in own TV series Ariana Grande, who was originally in Victorious
Dr. Sam Nicholls, from British TV show "Casualty"
Sam, character from "Perks of Being a Wallflower" played by Emma Watson
Sam, from the movie "The Space Between"
Samantha "Sam" Stevens, character in US series 'Bewitched'
Sam Montgomery, character in movie "A Cinderella Story"