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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #75 most popular

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4k Shmuel (Hebrew)

What does the name "Samuel" mean?

Samuel (Hebrew): His name is god

The name "Samuel" is of Hebrew origin and it means "His name is god". It's a name commonly given to boys. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

S is for serene, your calm time.

A is for able, for you surely are.

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

U is for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

L is for love, everlasting.

Your name in reverse order is "Leumas". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eumlas". 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.

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


Want to know about the populiarty of Samuel? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 720,632 babies born with the name Samuel in the United States. That's more than enough Samuels to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011). The name first appeared 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 14,786 babies. (That's a lot of baby Samuels)

According to the 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Samuel" is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1943. Across the entire United States a total of 4,153 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Samuel popular?

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

Celebrities named Samuel

Samuel L. Jackson

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


Tim McGraw

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


Mark Twain

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


Sam Worthington

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


Samuel Eto'o

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


Sam Elliott

Sam Elliott is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1968 to present. Sam was born in 1944 as Samuel Pack Elliott in Sacramento, California, U.S.


Past life for Samuel born Oct 23, 1957

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Hungary approximately on 1825. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

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.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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