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3k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Sampson

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Sun or Service
  • #4592 All Time
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How popular is the name "Sampson" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1881 8 0 8
1882 8 0 8
1883 6 0 6
1884 10 0 10
1885 8 0 8
1886 8 0 8
1887 6 0 6
1888 9 0 9
1889 8 0 8
1890 8 0 8
1891 5 0 5
1892 8 0 8
1893 6 0 6
1894 7 0 7
1895 10 0 10
1896 7 0 7
1897 11 0 11
1898 23 0 23
1899 18 0 18
1900 20 0 20
1901 10 0 10
1902 14 0 14
1903 10 0 10
1904 13 0 13
1905 12 0 12
1906 7 0 7
1907 10 0 10
1908 9 0 9
1909 13 0 13
1910 12 0 12
1911 7 0 7
1912 23 0 23
1913 22 0 22
1914 34 0 34
1915 23 0 23
1916 30 0 30
1917 21 0 21
1918 36 0 36
1919 41 0 41
1920 43 0 43
1921 39 0 39
1922 40 0 40
1923 30 0 30
1924 30 0 30
1925 35 0 35
1926 29 0 29
1927 39 0 39
1928 34 0 34
1929 29 0 29
1930 37 0 37
1931 34 0 34
1932 26 0 26
1933 27 0 27
1934 20 0 20
1935 21 0 21
1936 28 0 28
1937 18 0 18
1938 28 0 28
1939 27 0 27
1940 25 0 25
1941 18 0 18
1942 23 0 23
1943 32 0 32
1944 19 0 19
1945 19 0 19
1946 28 0 28
1947 20 0 20
1948 27 0 27
1949 35 0 35
1950 27 0 27
1951 23 0 23
1952 33 0 33
1953 25 0 25
1954 38 0 38
1955 34 0 34
1956 42 0 42
1957 29 0 29
1958 21 0 21
1959 31 0 31
1960 33 0 33
1961 33 0 33
1962 22 0 22
1963 28 0 28
1964 27 0 27
1965 18 0 18
1966 17 0 17
1967 16 0 16
1968 21 0 21
1969 28 0 28
1970 21 0 21
1971 14 0 14
1972 17 0 17
1973 19 0 19
1974 20 0 20
1975 20 0 20
1976 26 0 26
1977 28 0 28
1978 34 0 34
1979 23 0 23
1980 32 0 32
1981 33 0 33
1982 27 0 27
1983 28 0 28
1984 24 0 24
1985 32 0 32
1986 33 0 33
1987 29 0 29
1988 40 0 40
1989 36 0 36
1990 35 0 35
1991 29 0 29
1992 33 0 33
1993 33 0 33
1994 39 0 39
1995 34 0 34
1996 34 0 34
1997 33 0 33
1998 44 0 44
1999 51 0 51
2000 36 0 36
2001 31 0 31
2002 35 0 35
2003 34 0 34
2004 29 0 29
2005 35 0 35
2006 37 0 37
2007 42 0 42
2008 40 0 40
2009 34 0 34
2010 31 0 31
2011 35 0 35
2012 38 0 38
2013 39 0 39
2014 42 0 42

Want to know about the populiarty of Sampson? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,391 babies born with the name Sampson in the United States. That's more than enough Sampsons to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sampson" was in 1999 with a total of 51 babies.

According to the 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sampson" is not a popular baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1959. Across the entire United States a total of only 31 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Sampson popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Sampson in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sampson" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sampson as well as things modernly associated with the name Sampson such as celebrities named Sampson.

English

Origin and Meaning of Sampson

The name "Sampson" is of English origin, and it means "Sun or Service". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Alternative Meanings

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

P is for pride, strong and alive!

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Nospmas". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Mapossn". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Sampson born Apr 26, 1942

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Australia approximately on 850. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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