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What does Sampson mean?

Sampson Pronunciation of Sampson as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, and the name Sampson means "sun". Sampson is a variant form of Samson (Hebrew). Biblical: a judge of ancient Israel.

ASSOCIATED WITH Sa-, -son, sun





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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)

Sampson reached its peak rank of #669 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not ranked currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other prominent related form of Sampson is Samson (#622 A YEAR AGO). Adoption of these forms of Sampson is widespread presently (AVERAGE #1311). 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-sounding 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.

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