Samson Name Meaning & Origin

Samson

Pronunciation: SAM-sən (key)

Origin of the name Samson:

Derived from the Hebrew shimshōn (the sun). Samson was an Israelite judge whose great strength stemmed from his long hair, which as a Nazarite he was forbidden to cut. He was treacherously betrayed to the Philistines by his mistress, Delilah. Var: Sampson.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Sam, Sampson, Sammie, Sammy

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The name Samson is commonly associated with the bible story (Book of Judges) about a great warrior who derives his strength and power from his full head of hair. He is seduced and betrayed by Delilah who cuts off his hair. The story has appeared in many forms including a 1949 film by Cecil B. DeMille, a painting by Rubens, and a Grateful Dead song.

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"Samson," song by Regina Spektor

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