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What does Samwell mean?

Samwell Pronunciation of Samwell [samwell] as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and Samwell means "God heard". Samwell is an alternate form of Samuel (Hebrew).


Samwell has 1 variant: Samuele.

1 more different relation via Samuel: Samuello.

Creative forms:
(male) Sigwell, Slawell, ..


Middle name pairings:
Samwell Koen (S.K.), ..

How popular is Samwell?

Samwell is a rare given name for males. Samwell is a rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular varying form of Samwell (outside Top 2000) is Samuel (#23 from recent data). Adoption of this relation of Samwell was at its most widespread 135 years ago (adoption of 0.8%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.6%, 32% less). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Samuel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Samwell is alike in pronunciation to Samael. Other suggested similar names are Anwell, Atwell, Boswell, Brammell, Bramwell, Branwell, Bromwell, Cabell, Cadell, Caldwell, Campbell, Capell, Cardell, Carnell, Carswell, Carvell, Caswell, Cromwell, Crowell, Danell, Darcell, Dariell, Darnell, Darrell, Elwell, Ewell, Gardell, Hamell, Hammill, Harrell, Hartwell, Harwell, Harwill (see Hartwell), Haskell, Howell, Jamell, Jamill, Jarell, Jarrell, Jarvell, Kimbell, Ladell, Larell, Latrell, Lavell, Lowell, Mandell, Mansell, Marcell, Markell, Martell, Marvell, Marzell, Maurell, Maxwell, Newell, Nowell, Oswell, Powell, Rancell, Randell, Ranell, Sachiell (see Sachiel), Sahel, Sammey, Savill, Sewall, Sewell, Shaqeell, Shawnell, Waddell, Wadell, Wardell and Waydell (see Wade). These names tend to be more commonly used than Samwell.

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