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.