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What does Sammy mean?

Sammy Pronunciation of Sammy [sam-my] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Sammy means "God heard". Sammy is a variant form of Samuel (Hebrew). See also Sam.


Sammy has 1 variant: Sammie.

2 more different relations via Samuel: Sam and Shem.

Creative forms:
(male) Sammo, Simmy, ..

(female) Samme, Sammya, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sammy Gary (S.G.), ..

How popular is Sammy?

Sammy is a very popular first name for males (#413 out of 1220, Top 34%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#53556 out of 150436, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Sammy entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #186 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is currently at #1381. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Sam (#554 in recent rankings), Sammie and Samuel (#23) are the prominent alternative forms of Sammy (#1381 in recent rankings). Usage of these relations of Sammy was at its most widespread 135 years ago (median #726) and is now significantly lower (#989, 54% less usage).

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

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

Similar Names

Sammy is alike in pronunciation to Sami, Sammey, Samy, Sima and Simha. Other recommended names are Jemmy, Jimmy, Ramy, Remmy, Samm, Sandy, Savoy, Simms, Symms, Timmy and Tommy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sammy.

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in meaning and etymology.