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What does Sampson mean?

Sampson /samp-son/ as a boys' name. Sampson's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Sampson means "sun". Sampson is a variant form, with the suffix -pson, of Samson (Hebrew). Biblical: a judge of ancient Israel.

Associated with: sun (star).


Sampson has 3 alternative forms via Samson: Sansom, Sanson and Sansone.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Sampsonn, Sampton, ..

(female) Sampshan, Sampso, ..

How popular is Sampson?

Sampson is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#844 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Sampson for boys. Sampson reached its peak rank of #669 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the history of Sampson and related names. The only other prominent related form of Sampson is Samson (#628 a year ago). Adoption of these forms of Sampson is widespread presently (average #1314). Samson is the most contemporarily stylish birth name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sampson, Samson in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sampson and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Sampson is alike in pronunciation to Simpson. Other suggested similar names are Adamsson (see Adamson), Babson, Babsson (see Babson), Camdon, Camedon, Cameron, Campion, Camron, Cason, Champeon, Dameon, Damon, Damyon, Davison, Dawson, Dayson, Eamon, Garson, Hampton, Hanson, Hansson, Jackson, Jacson, Jaimison, Jaison, Jakson, Jameson, Jamieson, Jamison, Jamon, Janson, Jansson, Jason, Jaxson, Jimson, Kamdon, Kameron, Kamron, Karlson, Karson, Kason, Kempton, Larson, Lawson, Madison, Madyson, Mason, Masson, Maxson, Nachson, Parson, Paulson, Rawson, Sachsen (see Saxe), Salmon, Salomon, Salton, Saphron, Savion, Savyon, Saxton, Shipton, Simeon, Simeron, Simonson, Simyon, Stephon, Stetson, Swenson, Symon, Tamson, Tanson, Tayson and Watson. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sampson.