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What does Sami mean?

Sami Pronunciation of Sami [sa-mi] as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Sami) is pronounced SAM-ee. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Sami is "God heard". Nickname of Samantha; short feminine form of Samuel.


Sami has 4 variants: Samma, Sammi, Sammie and Sammijo.

4 more relations via Samantha: Sam, Samey, Sammee and Sammey.

Creative forms:
(female) Sasi, Semi, ..

(male) Sasi, Saso, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sami Scarlet (S.S.), ..

How popular is Sami?

Sami is a rare first name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#30161 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Sam, Samantha (#40 a year ago), Sammie and Samuel are the popular variation forms of Sami (not in Top 2000). Other variants, like Sammey, are seldom used. These relations of Sami were favored 3 decades ago (median #1501) and are now much less widespread (#1510, 73% less usage). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Sami is pronounced similarly to Cima, Cyma, Samia, Samya, Seema, Sima, Simah, Soma, Syma and Zuma. Other recommended names are Ami, Aymi, Cami, Cammi, Carmi, Demi, Emmi, Jaimi, Jami, Kami, Kammi, Kimi, Laxmi, Maemi, Mimi, Naomi, Noami, Remi, Romi, Saba, Sachi, Sada, Sade, Sadia, Sadie, Saffi, Safia, Sage, Sal, Salli, Salma, Salomi, Samira, San, Sana, Sandi, Sara, Sarai, Sari, Saria, Sarie, Sasa, Satin, Sato, Shadi, Shani, Shari, Siri, Soki, Staci, Suri, Susi, Suzi, Tami and Tammi. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sami.

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