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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.

A suggested similar baby name is Tamson.

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Popularity of Samson

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).

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