Sampson

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
39k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sampson" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sampson as well as things modernly associated with the name Sampson such as celebrities named Sampson.

Origin and Meaning of Sampson

"Sampson" is a name of English origin, and it means "Sun or Service". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary
  1. Samson (in the Wycliffe version of the Bible)
  2. A male given name of biblical origin.

Notable Persons With the Name Sampson

Sam Berns was an influential person. Sam was given the name Sampson Gordon Berns on October 23rd, 1996 in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. He left this life on January 10th, 2014.

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Sam Whipple was a noteworthy individual. Sam was given the name Sampson E. Whipple on September 25th, 1960 in Venice, Los Angeles. Sam is also known as Whipple and Sampson E. (full name). He left this life on June 3rd, 2002.

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Sampson Lloyd is a leading somebody.

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Sampson Eardley was a notable human. Sampson was born on October 10th, 1744. He died on December 25th, 1824.

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Sampson Carter is a basketball player for the CAB Madeira. His most notable accomplishments were from 2014 to present. Sampson was born on September 11th, 1990 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Sampson Low was an influential somebody. Sampson was born in 1797. He left this life in 1886.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sampson

Deborah Sampson was a notable individual. Deborah was born on December 17th, 1760 in Plympton, Massachusetts. She breathed her last breath on April 29th, 1827.

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Ralph Sampson is a basketball player for the Unicaja Ronda, Rockford Lightning, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, and Washington Wizards. He was most prominent from 1983 to 1995. Ralph was born on July 7th, 1960 in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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Will Sampson was a painting, actor, and painter. His most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to 1987. Will was born Will Sampson on September 27th, 1933 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, U.S. He left this life on June 3rd, 1987.

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George Sampson is a dancer, presenter, singer, actor, dancer (2007–), presenter (2013–), singer (2008), and actor (2011–). He was most prominent from 2007 to 2007. George was born on June 29th, 1993 in Warrington, Cheshire, England.

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Angus Sampson is an actor, director, producer, writer, and voice-over artist. Angus was born in 1979 in Sydney, Australia.

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Cindy Sampson is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Cindy was born on May 27th, 1978 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1881 8 0 8
1882 8 0 8
1883 6 0 6
1884 10 0 10
1885 8 0 8
1886 8 0 8
1887 6 0 6
1888 9 0 9
1889 8 0 8
1890 8 0 8
1891 5 0 5
1892 8 0 8
1893 6 0 6
1894 7 0 7
1895 10 0 10
1896 7 0 7
1897 11 0 11
1898 23 0 23
1899 18 0 18
1900 20 0 20
1901 10 0 10
1902 14 0 14
1903 10 0 10
1904 13 0 13
1905 12 0 12
1906 7 0 7
1907 10 0 10
1908 9 0 9
1909 13 0 13
1910 12 0 12
1911 7 0 7
1912 23 0 23
1913 22 0 22
1914 34 0 34
1915 23 0 23
1916 30 0 30
1917 21 0 21
1918 36 0 36
1919 41 0 41
1920 43 0 43
1921 39 0 39
1922 40 0 40
1923 30 0 30
1924 30 0 30
1925 35 0 35
1926 29 0 29
1927 39 0 39
1928 34 0 34
1929 29 0 29
1930 37 0 37
1931 34 0 34
1932 26 0 26
1933 27 0 27
1934 20 0 20
1935 21 0 21
1936 28 0 28
1937 18 0 18
1938 28 0 28
1939 27 0 27
1940 25 0 25
1941 18 0 18
1942 23 0 23
1943 32 0 32
1944 19 0 19
1945 19 0 19
1946 28 0 28
1947 20 0 20
1948 27 0 27
1949 35 0 35
1950 27 0 27
1951 23 0 23
1952 33 0 33
1953 25 0 25
1954 38 0 38
1955 34 0 34
1956 42 0 42
1957 29 0 29
1958 21 0 21
1959 31 0 31
1960 33 0 33
1961 33 0 33
1962 22 0 22
1963 28 0 28
1964 27 0 27
1965 18 0 18
1966 17 0 17
1967 16 0 16
1968 21 0 21
1969 28 0 28
1970 21 0 21
1971 14 0 14
1972 17 0 17
1973 19 0 19
1974 20 0 20
1975 20 0 20
1976 26 0 26
1977 28 0 28
1978 34 0 34
1979 23 0 23
1980 32 0 32
1981 33 0 33
1982 27 0 27
1983 28 0 28
1984 24 0 24
1985 32 0 32
1986 33 0 33
1987 29 0 29
1988 40 0 40
1989 36 0 36
1990 35 0 35
1991 29 0 29
1992 33 0 33
1993 33 0 33
1994 39 0 39
1995 34 0 34
1996 34 0 34
1997 33 0 33
1998 44 0 44
1999 51 0 51
2000 36 0 36
2001 31 0 31
2002 35 0 35
2003 34 0 34
2004 29 0 29
2005 35 0 35
2006 37 0 37
2007 43 0 43
2008 40 0 40
2009 34 0 34
2010 31 0 31
2011 35 0 35
2012 38 0 38
2013 39 0 39
2014 42 0 42
2015 56 0 56

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Popularity of Sampson as a first name

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Popularity of Sampson as a last name

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Common last names for Sampson

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Moore
  • Johnson
  • Jackson
  • Walker
  • Simmons
  • Turner

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sampson U.S.
  White 60.21% 64.26%
  African American 29.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.90% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.43% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sampson

People with the last name Sampson are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Sampson

  • How Popular is the name Sampson? Sampson is the 4,636th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sampson was the 886th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sampson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,448 babies born with the first name Sampson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sampson to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sampson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sampson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sampson is Friday, July 1st, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Sampson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sampson was in 2015 with a total of 56 babies.
  • Random Sampson Factoid: According to the 1938 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sampson is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1938.
  • Weird things about the name Sampson: Your name in reverse order is Nospmas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Opsamns. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sampson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 39,277 people with the last name Sampson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sampson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 13 of them will have Sampson as their last name.

What Sampson's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Sampson mean?

Sis for sensible, the practical side.

Ais for activities, for you have many.

Mis for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

Pis for popular, that you are!

Sis for select, as few are chosen.

Ois for organized, you always know where things are

Nis for novel, don't get too complicated!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.