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


Samuel is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Samuel?

Samuel is a biblical name, which derived from the Hebrew name Shemu’el (שְׁמוּאֵל). In the Old Testament, Samuel was the son of Hannah and the last of the ruling judges.

What does the name Samuel mean?

Samuel means “name of God” (from Hebrew “shém/שֵׁם” = name + “el/אֵל” = God) and “God has heard” (from Hebrew “shamá/שָׁמַע” = to hear + “el/אֵל” = God) or “asked of God” (from Hebrew “sha’ál/שָׁאַל‎” = to ask/to pray for + “el/אֵל” = God).

Pronunciation of Samuel

Variants of the name Samuel


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Popularity of the name Samuel

The name Samuel is ranked #142 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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