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