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Samuel

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: His name is god
  • #74 All Time
  • #23 in 2015
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4k Shmuel (Hebrew)

How popular is the baby name Samuel in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,024 0 1,024 #17 boy name
1881 919 0 919 #17 boy name
1882 1,003 0 1,003 #17 boy name
1883 937 0 937 #17 boy name
1884 945 0 945 #17 boy name
1885 888 0 888 #18 boy name
1886 870 0 870 #18 boy name
1887 802 0 802 #18 boy name
1888 931 0 931 #18 boy name
1889 810 0 810 #20 boy name
1890 820 5 815 #20 boy name
1891 759 6 753 #20 boy name
1892 902 0 902 #20 boy name
1893 856 5 851 #20 boy name
1894 776 0 776 #26 boy name
1895 814 0 814 #25 boy name
1896 734 0 734 #31 boy name
1897 759 0 759 #28 boy name
1898 749 0 749 #32 boy name
1899 704 0 704 #30 boy name
1900 883 6 877 #33 boy name
1901 628 0 628 #33 boy name
1902 702 0 702 #33 boy name
1903 741 0 741 #31 boy name
1904 727 0 727 #34 boy name
1905 863 7 856 #30 boy name
1906 789 6 783 #33 boy name
1907 892 0 892 #32 boy name
1908 965 5 960 #33 boy name
1909 983 0 983 #32 boy name
1910 1,129 0 1,129 #32 boy name
1911 1,398 0 1,398 #30 boy name
1912 2,608 6 2,602 #30 boy name
1913 2,855 5 2,850 #36 boy name
1914 3,713 9 3,704 #35 boy name
1915 4,361 10 4,351 #39 boy name
1916 4,413 14 4,399 #41 boy name
1917 4,506 16 4,490 #42 boy name
1918 4,795 23 4,772 #43 boy name
1919 4,487 15 4,472 #43 boy name
1920 4,671 17 4,654 #44 boy name
1921 4,775 20 4,755 #44 boy name
1922 4,617 16 4,601 #43 boy name
1923 4,594 17 4,577 #45 boy name
1924 4,618 23 4,595 #45 boy name
1925 4,431 25 4,406 #46 boy name
1926 4,203 24 4,179 #48 boy name
1927 4,223 37 4,186 #49 boy name
1928 3,873 27 3,846 #52 boy name
1929 3,599 31 3,568 #53 boy name
1930 3,547 19 3,528 #55 boy name
1931 3,404 28 3,376 #56 boy name
1932 3,424 17 3,407 #56 boy name
1933 3,131 21 3,110 #61 boy name
1934 3,153 15 3,138 #66 boy name
1935 3,169 17 3,152 #62 boy name
1936 2,898 9 2,889 #67 boy name
1937 3,052 23 3,029 #66 boy name
1938 3,268 23 3,245 #62 boy name
1939 3,270 18 3,252 #63 boy name
1940 3,381 20 3,361 #65 boy name
1941 3,549 15 3,534 #65 boy name
1942 4,228 30 4,198 #59 boy name
1943 4,153 17 4,136 #62 boy name
1944 3,968 18 3,950 #62 boy name
1945 3,971 16 3,955 #62 boy name
1946 4,548 27 4,521 #70 boy name
1947 5,123 14 5,109 #72 boy name
1948 5,015 15 5,000 #70 boy name
1949 5,384 21 5,363 #62 boy name
1950 5,250 18 5,232 #62 boy name
1951 5,491 17 5,474 #67 boy name
1952 5,687 29 5,658 #67 boy name
1953 5,443 21 5,422 #70 boy name
1954 5,649 17 5,632 #71 boy name
1955 5,555 24 5,531 #71 boy name
1956 5,600 28 5,572 #74 boy name
1957 5,245 14 5,231 #82 boy name
1958 5,061 19 5,042 #85 boy name
1959 4,990 32 4,958 #86 boy name
1960 4,738 27 4,711 #91 boy name
1961 4,705 27 4,678 #89 boy name
1962 4,580 34 4,546 #88 boy name
1963 4,544 25 4,519 #87 boy name
1964 4,504 27 4,477 #86 boy name
1965 4,425 26 4,399 #84 boy name
1966 4,189 23 4,166 #81 boy name
1967 4,254 20 4,234 #69 boy name
1968 4,152 27 4,125 #66 boy name
1969 4,466 29 4,437 #64 boy name
1970 4,589 26 4,563 #62 boy name
1971 4,446 38 4,408 #66 boy name
1972 4,254 39 4,215 #66 boy name
1973 4,301 33 4,268 #66 boy name
1974 4,707 33 4,674 #60 boy name
1975 4,659 37 4,622 #61 boy name
1976 5,063 37 5,026 #59 boy name
1977 5,305 40 5,265 #60 boy name
1978 5,427 33 5,394 #57 boy name
1979 5,730 47 5,683 #55 boy name
1980 6,046 36 6,010 #54 boy name
1981 6,079 44 6,035 #54 boy name
1982 6,054 45 6,009 #56 boy name
1983 6,258 63 6,195 #54 boy name
1984 6,406 48 6,358 #55 boy name
1985 7,065 64 7,001 #54 boy name
1986 7,625 56 7,569 #52 boy name
1987 8,635 63 8,572 #50 boy name
1988 9,619 63 9,556 #45 boy name
1989 10,138 37 10,101 #47 boy name
1990 10,917 34 10,883 #45 boy name
1991 11,255 27 11,228 #39 boy name
1992 11,371 36 11,335 #40 boy name
1993 11,741 40 11,701 #37 boy name
1994 12,185 44 12,141 #33 boy name
1995 12,460 29 12,431 #33 boy name
1996 13,647 27 13,620 #30 boy name
1997 14,245 23 14,222 #27 boy name
1998 13,922 27 13,895 #28 boy name
1999 14,047 22 14,025 #27 boy name
2000 14,193 27 14,166 #28 boy name
2001 14,819 32 14,787 #26 boy name
2002 14,572 19 14,553 #25 boy name
2003 14,680 25 14,655 #23 boy name
2004 14,154 53 14,101 #23 boy name
2005 14,272 26 14,246 #21 boy name
2006 13,644 19 13,625 #25 boy name
2007 13,362 16 13,346 #25 boy name
2008 12,768 23 12,745 #27 boy name
2009 12,156 20 12,136 #24 boy name
2010 11,976 28 11,948 #24 boy name
2011 11,340 6 11,334 #26 boy name
2012 11,447 14 11,433 #25 boy name
2013 11,102 14 11,088 #25 boy name
2014 10,962 14 10,948 #23 boy name
2015 10,745 12 10,733 #23 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Samuel baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 731,596 babies born with the name Samuel in the United States. That's more than enough Samuels to occupy the country of Bhutan with an estimated population of 720,679 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 1,024 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Samuel" was in 2001 with a total of 14,787 babies. (That's a lot of baby Samuels)

According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Samuel" ranks #43 in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 88 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1928. Across the entire United States a total of 3,873 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Samuel

The name "Samuel" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "His name is god". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Samuel Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o is a football biography. Samuel was born in 1981 in Douala, Cameroon.

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Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett is a novelist, playwright, poet, and theatre director. Samuel was born in 1906 as Samuel Barclay Beckett in Foxrock, Dublin, Ireland.

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Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson is an actor and film producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1972 to present. Samuel was born in 1948 as Samuel Leroy Jackson in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw is a singer, actor, and record producer specializing in country music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Tim was born in 1967 as Samuel Timothy McGraw in Delhi, Louisiana, U.S.

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Mark Twain

Mark Twain is a writer and lecturer. Mark was born in 1835 as Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, U.S.

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Sam Worthington

Sam Worthington is an actor and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Sam was born in 1976 as Samuel Henry John Worthington in Godalming, Surrey, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Samuel

Samuel Adams
Samuel French
Samuel Johnson
Samuel Affleck
Samuel Eto'o
Samuel Gompers
Samuel L Jackson
Samuel Reshevsky
Samuel Roukin

Alternative Meanings

S is for strength, there when needed.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

U is for useful, always to others.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

L is for lucky, who is more?

Your name in reverse order is "Leumas". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Slamue". 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 Samuel born Oct 7, 2014

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 Portugal approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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