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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Saman mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Saman

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  • A submission from Poland says the name Saman means "Discipline, Settled" and is of Persian or Iranian origin.
  • According to a user from Pakistan, the name Saman is of English origin and means "Gift of God".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Saman is of Kurdish origin and means "Fortune".
Other origins: Indian (Sanskrit)

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  1. Large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and seed pods that are eaten by cattle

From Malay saman (“fine, financial penalty”), from English summons.

  1. (Singapore, colloquial, informal) A fine; a monetary penalty imposed when the law is broken.

saman was also found in the following language(s): Icelandic, Norwegian Nynorsk, and Turkish

Notable Persons Named Saman

Saman Ansari is an actress. She was most prominent from 2014 to present.


Sami Beigi is a musician. He has been prominent since 1999. Sami was given the name Saman Eshagh Beigi on November 23rd, 1982 in Tehran. Sami is also known as Sami Beigi.


Saman Kesh is a filmmaker / music video director. He has been prominent since 2009. Saman was given the name Saman Keshavarz . Saman is also known as Keshavarz and Saman.


Saman was born on July 26th, 1985.


Saman was born in 1973.


Saman Nariman Jahan is a soccer player for the Gostaresh Foulad F.C., Tractor Sazi F.C., Machine Sazi Tabriz F.C., Naft Tehran F.C., and Iran national under-23 football team. Saman was born on April 28th, 1991 in Bonab. Saman is also known as سامان نریمان جهان and (Persian).


Notable Persons With the Last Name Saman

She holds the title Miss Ecuador 2006. Catalina was given the name Catalina Mercedes López Samán on February 27th, 1983 in Guayaquil.


Teungku Chik di Tiro was a religious teacher and guerrilla fighter. Teungku was given the name Muhammad Saman in 121 in Tiro, Aceh, Dutch East Indies. He died on January 21st, 1891.


He passed away in 1067.


Saliya was born on November 25th, 1985 in Balapitiya.


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Popularity of Saman as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Saman U.S.
  White 68.23% 64.26%
  African American 5.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Saman

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

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Fun Facts about the name Saman

  • How Popular is the name Saman? Saman is the 18,743rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Saman was the 56,444th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Saman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 394 babies born with the first name Saman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Saman to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Saman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Saman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Saman is Monday, August 1st, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Saman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Saman was in 2001 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Saman Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Saman is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Saman: Your name in reverse order is Namas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amans. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Saman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 362 people with the last name Saman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Saman? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Saman as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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