Samuel Name Meaning & Origin

Samuel

Pronunciation: SA-myoo-əl (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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Sam, Shmuel

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Comments and insights on the name Samuel: | Edit

I love this name -- it is solid and friendly.
A likely reason for this Biblical name's popularity is that it is spelled the same in English, French, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese and Polish.
The name evoke in me good and safe feelings. Once I would like to have little Sam and little Anna - both hebrew names.

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The name Samuel can belong to a trustworthy and loving person.

Nicknames for Samuel: | Edit

Sam, Sammy, Samu, Samppo, Uel, Samski, Sammich, Sam-Sam, Samay, Sam-a-la,Sammo

Meanings and history of the name Samuel: | Edit

Samuel does not mean "name of God, his name is God" like the above states. It means "God Heard" or "God Hears".

Samuel has the specific meaning "Asked of God", relating to 1 Samuel, when Hannah asked God for a son and he heard her request. My mother had a similar situation surrounding my birth: she did not know if they would be able to conceive and prayed, and then had me. Originally I was going to be Michael but then she changed it, and I have forever been grateful for my name!

Famous real-life people named Samuel: | Edit

Samuel L. Jackson, American actor
Samuel Clemens, American writer Mark Twain's birth name
Samuel Adams, American politician
Samuel Morse, American inventor
Samuel Wyatt Cohn (b. 2006), son of American television journalist Elizabeth Vargas
Samuel Kai Schreiber (b. 2008), son of English actress and film producer Naomi Watts and American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer Liev Schreiber
Samuel Garner Affleck (b. 2012), son of American actress Jennifer Garner and American actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck
Samuel Reinhart, Canadian Hockey player

Samuel in song, story & screen: | Edit

Fireman Sam - UK TV Show & character, Samuel Damon, main character in "Once an Eagle".

Sam Winchester - Demon-hunting brother to Dean on TV show "Supernatural"; played by Jared Padalecki

Sam Malone - Cheers

Sam Eagle - one of the muppets on the original Muppet show.

Septic Sam - mascot of YouTuber jacksepticeye

Samuel "Sam" Guthrie, Cannonball from X-Force

Samuel "Sam" Wilson, Falcon, later Captain America in the Avengers comics

Samuel, the little boy from the movie “The Babadook”

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