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Sam (girl)

What does Sam mean?

Sam Pronunciation of Sam [sam] as a girls' name. Sam means "God heard". Sam is a variant form of Samantha (English, Hebrew): feminine of Samuel.


5 relations via Samantha: Samey, Sami, Sammee, Sammey and Sammie.

Creative forms:
(female) Skym, Som, ..

(male) Sary, Ser, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sam Averi (S.A.), ..

How popular is Sam?

Sam is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2381 out of 4276, Top 56%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#3413 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Sam reached its apex rank of #1507 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sam name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sam outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Samantha (#40 in 2015) and Sammie are the prominent variation forms of Sam listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Sam reached the peak of their popularity in the year 1990 (average #1335) and have become significantly less popular since (#1346, 73% less usage), with the version Samantha becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sam, Samantha, Sammie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Samantha outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cam, Pam, Sal, San and Tam. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sam.

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