English, diminutive of Samuel
"told by God"

Sam Origin and Meaning

The name Sam is a boy's name of Hebrew, English origin meaning "told by God".
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.
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Famous People Named Sam

  • Sam Shepard (nee Samuel Shepard Rogers III)American playwright and actor
  • Sam Willsprop comic
  • Samuel Atkinson "Sam" WaterstonAmerican actor
  • Nigel John Dermot "Sam" NeillNew Zealand actor
  • Samuel Jacob "Sam" BradfordAmerican football player
  • Sam Page(born Samuel L. Elliott), American actor
  • Sam Newton Battenberg FaulknerEnglish singer,songwriter
  • Samuel George "Sam" ClaflinEnglish actor
  • Sam RockwellAmerican actor
  • Sam Lowry HuntAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Sam Foxson of Michael J. Fox
  • Sam Evans (b. 2016)son of Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys
  • Sam GriffithsAustralian horse rider
  • Sam Brody JennerAmerican television personality
  • Sam H. HarrisAmerican producer and theater owner
  • Sam "SG" LewisBritish DJ and producer

Sam in Pop Culture

  • Sam Harmoncharacter in "Ocean's" series
  • Samwell "Sam" Tarleycharacter on HBO's "Game of Thrones"
  • Sam Malonemain character on NBC's "Cheers"
  • Samuel "Sam" Winchestermain character on The CW's "Supernatural"
  • Sam Wilsonaka Falcon, Marvel Comics character
  • Samwise "Sam" Gamgeehobbit from "The Lord of the Rings"
  • Sam Whitwickeymain character in "Transformers" movies
  • Sam Evanscharacter on Fox's "Glee"
  • Sam Healycharacter on Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black"
  • Sam Camdenone of the twins on The CW's "7th Heaven"
  • Sam Conroycharacter in the movie "American Violet"
  • Sam Coyotecharacter on CBS' "Walker, Texas Ranger"
  • Sam Rothcharacter in Maggie Stiefvator's series "Wolves of Mercy Falls"
  • Sam Templeprotagonist from "Gone" series
  • Sam Braddockcharacter on CTV's "Flashpoint"
  • Samuel "Sam" Alexanderaka Nova, Marvel superhero
  • Sam Radleycharacter in the "Hardy Boys" series
  • Sam HannaSpecial Agent on CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles"
  • Sam Bellcharacter in "Moon"
  • Sam the Onion Mancharacter from the book and film "Holes"
  • Sam Sekemotocharacter in "The Sims 3" computer game
  • Sam Andersoncharacter on AMC's "The Walking Dead"
  • Samcharacter on ABC's "Private Practice"
  • Samcharacter in the movie Lost Boys
  • Sam Lanecharacter on The CW's "Supergirl"
  • Samuel Joseph "Sam" Scudder aka Mirror Mastercharacter on The CW's "The Flash"
  • Big Samcharacter in "Gone with the Wind"
  • Sam (SamI,Am), character from "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss
  • Uncle Sama character used to help the United States to recruit men into the military
  • Sam Quintanacharacter in the young adult book "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe," by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.
  • Sam Scottcharacter on Channel 4's "extr@"
  • Sam Cortlandcharacter in the "Throne of Glass" series by Sarah J. Maas
  • Sam Carmichaelcharacter in the "Mamma Mia!" musical and films
  • Samdog detective character from cult franchise "Sam and Max"