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Samuel

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: His name is god
  • #75 All Time
  • #23 in 2014
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4k Shmuel (Hebrew)

How popular is the 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 4,619 23 4,596 #45 boy name
1925 4,429 25 4,404 #46 boy name
1926 4,206 24 4,182 #48 boy name
1927 4,220 37 4,183 #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 3,423 17 3,406 #56 boy name
1933 3,132 21 3,111 #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 3,269 18 3,251 #63 boy name
1940 3,383 20 3,363 #65 boy name
1941 3,549 15 3,534 #65 boy name
1942 4,229 30 4,199 #59 boy name
1943 4,153 17 4,136 #62 boy name
1944 3,967 18 3,949 #62 boy name
1945 3,971 16 3,955 #62 boy name
1946 4,548 27 4,521 #70 boy name
1947 5,124 14 5,110 #72 boy name
1948 5,015 15 5,000 #70 boy name
1949 5,386 21 5,365 #62 boy name
1950 5,252 18 5,234 #62 boy name
1951 5,489 17 5,472 #67 boy name
1952 5,692 29 5,663 #67 boy name
1953 5,429 21 5,408 #70 boy name
1954 5,651 17 5,634 #71 boy name
1955 5,554 24 5,530 #71 boy name
1956 5,600 28 5,572 #74 boy name
1957 5,247 14 5,233 #82 boy name
1958 5,061 19 5,042 #85 boy name
1959 4,989 32 4,957 #86 boy name
1960 4,734 27 4,707 #91 boy name
1961 4,704 27 4,677 #89 boy name
1962 4,581 34 4,547 #88 boy name
1963 4,544 25 4,519 #87 boy name
1964 4,502 27 4,475 #86 boy name
1965 4,427 26 4,401 #83 boy name
1966 4,192 23 4,169 #81 boy name
1967 4,256 20 4,236 #69 boy name
1968 4,152 27 4,125 #66 boy name
1969 4,466 29 4,437 #64 boy name
1970 4,585 26 4,559 #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 4,706 33 4,673 #60 boy name
1975 4,660 37 4,623 #61 boy name
1976 5,060 37 5,023 #59 boy name
1977 5,307 40 5,267 #60 boy name
1978 5,427 33 5,394 #57 boy name
1979 5,730 47 5,683 #55 boy name
1980 6,045 36 6,009 #54 boy name
1981 6,075 44 6,031 #54 boy name
1982 6,053 45 6,008 #56 boy name
1983 6,256 63 6,193 #54 boy name
1984 6,405 48 6,357 #55 boy name
1985 7,064 64 7,000 #54 boy name
1986 7,625 56 7,569 #52 boy name
1987 8,635 63 8,572 #50 boy name
1988 9,616 63 9,553 #45 boy name
1989 10,139 37 10,102 #47 boy name
1990 10,916 34 10,882 #45 boy name
1991 11,257 27 11,230 #39 boy name
1992 11,369 36 11,333 #40 boy name
1993 11,741 40 11,701 #37 boy name
1994 12,180 44 12,136 #33 boy name
1995 12,454 29 12,425 #33 boy name
1996 13,641 27 13,614 #30 boy name
1997 14,240 23 14,217 #27 boy name
1998 13,919 27 13,892 #28 boy name
1999 14,043 22 14,021 #27 boy name
2000 14,191 27 14,164 #28 boy name
2001 14,818 32 14,786 #26 boy name
2002 14,571 19 14,552 #25 boy name
2003 14,677 25 14,652 #23 boy name
2004 14,153 53 14,100 #23 boy name
2005 14,271 26 14,245 #21 boy name
2006 13,640 19 13,621 #25 boy name
2007 13,361 16 13,345 #25 boy name
2008 12,764 23 12,741 #27 boy name
2009 12,153 20 12,133 #24 boy name
2010 11,967 28 11,939 #24 boy name
2011 11,326 6 11,320 #26 boy name
2012 11,433 14 11,419 #25 boy name
2013 11,081 14 11,067 #25 boy name
2014 10,872 13 10,859 #23 boy name

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 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 14,786 babies. (That's a lot of baby Samuels)

According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Samuel" ranks #93 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 34 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1963. Across the entire United States a total of 4,544 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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Where is the name Samuel popular?

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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.

Hebrew

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 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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Samuel Eto'o

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

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Sam Elliott

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

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Alternative Meanings

S is for special, you are, you know!

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

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

U is for understanding, you show for others.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

L is for little, the little things you do.

Your name in reverse order is "Leumas". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Salume". 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 Sep 12, 1991

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 Egypt approximately on 700. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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