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What does Sampson mean?

Sampson \s(a)-mp-son, sam-pson\ as a boys' name. Sampson's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Sampson means "sun". Sampson is a variant of Samson (Hebrew). Biblical: a judge of ancient Israel. Somewhat infrequent as a given name for baby boys.


Variations

Sampson has 5 alternative forms via Samson: Sam, Sansom, Sanson, Sansone and Shem.


Popularity

Sampson is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#817 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Sampson for boys. Sampson reached its peak rank of #659 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 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 usage of Sampson and related names. Prominent related forms of Sampson are Sam (#533 a year ago) and Samson (#628). Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during 1890-1899 and has become much less since, with the versions Sam and Sampson becoming less stylish. Samson (#628) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name here, with this name having a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sam, Sampson, Samson in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Sampson is alike in pronunciation to Simpson. Like Sampson, this name is not frequently used.

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