Gender: Male Meaning of Sam: "told by God" Origin of Sam: English, diminutive of Samuel Sam's Popularity in 2018: #603

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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Rank in US: #603

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Carla jemma Says:


My mum likes this name

Ellie Says:


My brothers name is Samuel but we all call him sam

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I like Sam, just not Samuel.

Guest Says:


my mom saw a kid named Sam the other day on tv and assumed it was a girl. sigh.