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Samson meaning and name origin
Samson \s(a)-mson, sam-son\ as a boy's name is pronounced SAM-sun. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Samson is "sun". Biblical: a judge of ancient Israel, endowed by God with superhuman strength. The name was used in the Middle Ages and by the Puritans.
Samson has 6 variant forms: Sam, Sampson, Sansom, Sanson, Sansone and Shem.
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Popularity of Samson
Samson is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3120 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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