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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.


Variations

Samson has 6 variant forms: Sam, Sampson, Sansom, Sanson, Sansone and Shem.


Popularity

Samson is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3120 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Samson for boys. Samson reached its highest rank of #628 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 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. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Sam (#533), Samson (#628) and Sampson. (2014 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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