Meaning and name origin
Sampson \s(a)-mp-son, sam-pson\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Sampson is "sun". Sampson is a variant of Samson (Hebrew); biblical: a judge of ancient Israel, endowed by God with superhuman strength. Fairly unconventional as a given name for baby boys.
Sampson is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#817 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sampson for boys. Sampson reached its highest rank of #659 in the U.S. in 1890-1899 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Sampson and its source form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Samson (#628) and Sampson. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Sampson▼ is also pronounced similarly to Simpson. Like Sampson, this name is not commonly used.