Gender: Male Origin of Samwise: Variant of Samuel

Samwise Origin and Meaning

The name Samwise is a boy's name .

Samwise Gamgee is the name of Frodo's most loyal companion in Lord of the Rings, played by Sean Astin in Peter Jackson's movie adaptations. Like the related Samwell from Game of Thrones, it could be a fun way to commemorate a favorite book while giving your child an easy way out, with nickname Sam.

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TessaDior Says:


I love the name Samwise! I'm seriously considering using it if we have a boy. I love the nickname Sam or Sammy, but I'm a little disenchanted with Samuel since I've met so many. I haven't decided if it's worth the serious judgment for using a made up name from a famous fantasy epic though.