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