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What does Sansom mean?

Sansom Pronunciation of Sansom [san-som] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Sansom means "sun". Sansom is an alternate form of Samson (Hebrew). Biblical: a judge of ancient Israel.

Associated with: sun.

Variations

4 different relations via Samson: Sam, Sampson, Sanson and Sansone.

Creative forms:
(male) Safsom, Sunsom, ..

(female) Sansan, Sansen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sansom Lenox (S.L.), ..

How popular is Sansom?

Sansom is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#10426 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Sansom (outside Top 2000) are Sam (#554 from current records), Sampson and Samson (#622). Adoption of these forms of Sansom was more pronounced a century ago (median #915) and has become significantly lower since. Sam has been the most well-known version, though Samson has become popular as well over time, while Sam is now less popular. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sam, Sampson, Samson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Anscom, Bascom, Hanson, Janson, Lathom, Malcom, Marom, Ransom, Ransome, Saleem, Salem, Salim, Salmon, Salomo, Salton, Samm, Sanborn, Sanche, Sancho, Sancos, Sander, Sandey, Sandie, Sandor, Sandro, Sandros, Sandy, Sanford, Sanjay, Sante, Santee, Santo, Santos, Sanzio, Sasha, Saulo, Savion, Savoy, Savyon, Saxon, Saxton, Scanlon, Senior, Shalom, Shandon, Shannon, Shanon, Sholom, Stanton, Strom, Swanton, Swenson, Tanson and Windom. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sansom.

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