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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sammy mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Sammy

"Sammy" is a name of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Samuel or Samantha". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A diminutive of the male given name Samuel.
  2. A diminutive of the female given name Samantha.

Notable Persons Named Sammy

Sammy Davis Jr. was a singer, tap dancer, actor, pianist, drummer, and comedian. He was most prominent from 1929 to present. Sammy was given the name Samuel George Davis Jr. by his parents Sammy Davis Sr. and Elvera Sanchez on December 8th, 1925 in Harlem, New York, U.S. He left this life on May 16th, 1990.

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Sammy Hagar is a hard rock and heavy metal music musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, List of Yamaha products, Dean ML, and Jackson King V. His ongoing career started in 1967. Sammy was given the name Samuel Roy Hagar on October 13th, 1947 in Salinas, California, United States. Sammy is also known as The Red Rocker.

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Sammy was given the name Salvatore Gravano on March 12th, 1945 in Brooklyn. Sammy is also known as Sammy the Bull".

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Sammy Sosa is a baseball player. Sammy was born on November 12th, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís.

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Sammy Ameobi is a soccer player for the Cardiff City F.C., Newcastle United F.C., Middlesbrough F.C., Nigeria national under-20 football team, and England national under-21 football team. Sammy was born on May 1st, 1992 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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Sammy Watkins is a football player for the Buffalo Bills. Sammy was born on June 14th, 1993 in Fort Myers, Florida.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sammy

DJ Sammy is a eurodance and trance music musician. He has been prominent since 1984. DJ was given the name Samuel Bouriah on October 19th, 1969 in Majorca. DJ is also known as Frankie Wilde and Le Petit Sam.

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Darren Sammy is a cricketer. Darren was born on December 20th, 1983 in Micoud Quarter.

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Sugar Sammy is an observational comedy and improvisational theatre comedian. Sugar was given the name Samir Khullar on February 29th, 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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CeCe Sammy is a vocal coach, singing, television presenter, singer, and tv presenter.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1896 5 0 5
1900 7 0 7
1901 5 0 5
1902 7 0 7
1903 6 0 6
1904 13 0 13
1905 5 0 5
1906 6 0 6
1907 10 0 10
1908 13 0 13
1909 6 0 6
1910 23 0 23
1911 20 0 20
1912 23 0 23
1913 26 6 20
1914 56 5 51
1915 57 7 50
1916 61 8 53
1917 88 16 72
1918 103 21 82
1919 102 16 86
1920 126 13 113
1921 126 11 115
1922 139 9 130
1923 159 12 147
1924 186 23 163
1925 170 13 157
1926 222 19 203
1927 254 19 235
1928 306 27 279
1929 320 19 301
1930 371 25 346
1931 372 27 345
1932 380 26 354
1933 367 18 349
1934 430 18 412
1935 460 24 436
1936 496 35 461
1937 488 18 470
1938 517 20 497
1939 523 21 502
1940 595 18 577
1941 675 23 652
1942 853 21 832
1943 934 35 899
1944 1,001 28 973
1945 973 24 949
1946 1,216 24 1,192
1947 1,240 29 1,211
1948 1,093 18 1,075
1949 1,025 26 999
1950 905 17 888
1951 895 12 883
1952 800 18 782
1953 782 16 766
1954 786 15 771
1955 770 19 751
1956 746 10 736
1957 810 16 794
1958 880 7 873
1959 878 21 857
1960 881 15 866
1961 801 17 784
1962 761 11 750
1963 717 10 707
1964 748 12 736
1965 634 15 619
1966 582 13 569
1967 562 13 549
1968 523 11 512
1969 520 11 509
1970 482 8 474
1971 519 13 506
1972 468 8 460
1973 449 10 439
1974 404 9 395
1975 361 9 352
1976 350 7 343
1977 339 8 331
1978 307 10 297
1979 298 7 291
1980 348 5 343
1981 267 5 262
1982 284 14 270
1983 279 25 254
1984 235 18 217
1985 253 10 243
1986 279 17 262
1987 274 26 248
1988 248 14 234
1989 298 10 288
1990 298 5 293
1991 254 11 243
1992 278 8 270
1993 202 7 195
1994 230 10 220
1995 190 11 179
1996 196 13 183
1997 203 8 195
1998 261 13 248
1999 222 13 209
2000 231 13 218
2001 244 10 234
2002 212 12 200
2003 226 10 216
2004 229 13 216
2005 232 18 214
2006 207 9 198
2007 189 5 184
2008 218 13 205
2009 172 14 158
2010 166 13 153
2011 170 13 157
2012 133 13 120
2013 137 18 119
2014 164 21 143
2015 144 18 126
2016 149 21 128
2017 151 12 139

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Popularity of Sammy as a first name

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Popularity of Sammy as a last name

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Common last names for Sammy

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Jackson
  • Brown
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Lewis
  • White
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sammy U.S.
  White 18.73% 64.26%
  African American 46.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 20.12% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sammy

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

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Fun Facts about the name Sammy

  • What name lists does Sammy rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Sammy? Sammy is the 1,090th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sammy was the 43,077th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sammy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44,090 babies born with the first name Sammy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sammy to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sammy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sammy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sammy is Sunday, March 7th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Sammy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sammy was in 1947 with a total of 1,211 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sammy!
  • Random Sammy Factoid: According to the 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sammy ranks 90th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 53 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1944.
  • Weird things about the name Sammy: Your name in reverse order is Ymmas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mmysa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sammy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 502 people with the last name Sammy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sammy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sammy as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k 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).
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