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What does Samson mean?

Samson \s(a)-mson, sam-son\ as a boys' 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 variants: Sam, Sampson, Sansom, Sanson, Sansone and Shem.


Popularity

Samson is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#3265 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Samson for boys. Samson was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #628 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Samson and related names. Sam (#533 in 2014) and Sampson are the popular alternative forms of Samson (#628 in 2014). Adoption of these boy names was at its highest during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.433%) and is now much less (usage 0.2797%, down 35.4%), with the forms Sam and Sampson becoming less trendy. Samson (#628) is the most fashionable name for newborns among these, with this name enjoying a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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 recommended similar baby name is Tamson. Like Samson, this name is not frequently used.

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