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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sama

User Submitted Origins

     Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Nebraska, United States says the name Sama is of Arabic origin and means "Sky".
  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Sama means "The Sky" and is of Arabic origin.
  • According to a user from Syria, the name Sama means "The Gold in the stone".
  • A submission from Egypt says the name Sama means "It comes from the word *sky* in Egyptian arabic it does mean sky but it's actually the past verb of sky that means ( to elevate - grace - rise ) etc." and is of Arabic origin.
  • A submission from India says the name Sama means "Weather; season; a year" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.

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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Sama

Sama was given the name Sama Nafady on February 8th, 1978 in Hihya.


Sama was born in 1973 in Basra. Sama is also known as سما الشيبي; Sama Alshaibi.


Sama Dizayee is a multimedia journalist, reporter, political analyst, and writer. Her ongoing career started in 2005. Sama was given the name Sama Ezzulddin Ameen on June 2nd, 1988 in Baghdad.



Sama Khreisat is an athlete for the Shabab Al-Ordon Club.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sama

Stephen Sama is a soccer player for the VfB Stuttgart, SG Wattenscheid 09, VfL Bochum, Liverpool F.C., VfB Stuttgart II, and Germany national youth football team. Stephen was born on March 5th, 1993 in Bamenda.



Balkrishna Sama was a play (theatre) and poetry playwright and poet. Balkrishna was born on February 8th, 1903 in Gyaneshwar, Kathmandu, Nepal. He left this life on June 20th, 1981.


S. K. Sama is a gastroentrologist. S. was given the name Surinder Kumar Sama in 1934.


Mustapha Sama is a soccer player for the Wellington People F.C., Wusum Stars, Ports Authority F.C., East End Lions F.C., JS Kabylie, Boavista FC (Cape Verde), Vasalunds IF, FK Haugesund, R. Charleroi S.C., Syrianska FC, Hà Nội F.C. (1956), Persija Jakarta, Al-Wahda SC Damascus, and Carolina RailHawk. Mustapha was born on October 31st, 1979 in Freetown.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1983 5 5 0
1988 6 6 0
1991 7 7 0
1994 7 7 0
1995 6 6 0
1997 7 7 0
1998 18 18 0
1999 9 9 0
2000 12 12 0
2001 12 12 0
2002 17 17 0
2003 27 27 0
2004 25 25 0
2005 21 21 0
2006 28 28 0
2007 32 32 0
2008 33 33 0
2009 34 34 0
2010 52 52 0
2011 47 47 0
2012 55 55 0
2013 64 64 0
2014 77 77 0
2015 63 63 0
2016 84 84 0
2017 100 100 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Sama

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Popularity of Sama as a first name

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Popularity of Sama as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sama U.S.
  White 41.69% 64.26%
  African American 17.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 23.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.82% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sama

People with the last name Sama are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Sama

  • How Popular is the name Sama? Sama is the 11,723rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Sama was the 28,049th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sama have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 848 babies born with the first name Sama in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sama to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sama? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sama first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sama is Sunday, September 13th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Sama born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sama was in 2017 with a total of 100 babies.
  • Random Sama Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sama is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 14 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Sama: Your name in reverse order is Amas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sama. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sama? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 854 people with the last name Sama.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sama? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sama as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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