What does Sami mean?
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.
(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)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.