Name Sam Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Sam


Sam is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Sam thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Sam?

Sam is a short form of the biblical masculine name Samuel and of the feminine name Samantha. Besides, Sam could be of Germanic origin.

What does the name Sam mean?

Sam means “name of God”, “God has heard” or “asked of God” (from Samuel and Samantha). The girl’s name Sam additionally means “flower” (from ancient Greek “ánthos/ᾰ̓́νθος”) and “listener” (from Aramaic “šemʿanta/ܫܡܥܢܬܐ”). Besides, Sam could be derived from Germanic “*sanþa-“ meaning “true” or “truth.”

Pronunciation of Sam

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Popularity of the name Sam

The name Sam is ranked #747 overall.

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