Sam Name Meaning & Origin

Sam

Pronunciation: SAM (key)

Origin of the name Samuel:

The Ecclesiastic Late Latin form of the Ecclesiastic Greek Samouel, which is from the Hebrew Shmuel, a name derived from shěmū’ē‘l (name of God, his name is God). Var: Sam. Pet: Sammy.

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My husband's name is Sam. I never imagined I would marry anyone named Sam because the name sounded so boring to me. Actually my Sam is the most loving, loyal, trustworthy, nonjudgemental person I have ever met.

My little brother Sammy is one of the smartest kids I've ever seen. He should've gotten that law degree.

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Sammy
Spam
Sammich
Samsquatch
Sam-a-lam
Slam Dunk
Scam
Sam-Blam-Wam-Thank-You-Ma'am
Moose
Bitch

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Sam Worthington
Sam Elliot
Sam Peckinpaugh
Sam Waterston
Sam Bettley, bassist for the band Asking Alexandria
Sam Claflin
Sam Smith, singer

Sam in song, story & screen: | Edit

Sam "Sammy" Winchester, one of the main characters in the CW's TV series "Supernatural" - played by Jared Padalecki
Uncle Sam, symbol of the United States
Sam I Am, character in Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham -- (That Sam I Am, That Sam I Am, I do not like that Sam I Am!)
Samwise Gamgee, character in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
"Son of Sam", a song by Elliott Smith
Sam Wilson, secret identity of the Falcon in Marvel comics
Sam Evans, a main character on the show "Glee"
Sam Emerson, a main character in the 1987 movie, The Lost Boys

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