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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.


Samson is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3120 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Samson for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Samson name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Samson and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Sam, Sampson and Samson. (2015 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Tamson. Like Samson, this name is not commonly used.


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