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Gender: Male Meaning of Sampson: "sun" Origin of Sampson: Hebrew

The name Sampson is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "sun". Sampson and is often added to lists like Colonial Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".

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This name, once considered overly powerful due to the superhuman strength of the biblical figure, is now an option for parents in search of an unusual route to Sam. But you really don't need that p: Samson will do.

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Famous People Named Sampson

Sampson Genus, American football player
Sampson Low, English bookseller and publisher
Sampson Eardley, 1st Baron Eardley, English MP
Sampson Lennard, English MP
Sampson Lloyd I, II and III, British bankers
Sampson Willis Harris, U.S. Congressman from Alabama

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