First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shmuel

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Alt. Meaning

S is for serene, your calm time.

H is for handy, the helpful you.

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

U is for unique, your love of life.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

L is for love, your love of life!

Notable Persons Named Shmuel

Shmuley Boteach is a rabbi and author. He was most active from 1988 to present. Shmuley was given the name Shmuel Boteach on November 19th, 1966 in Los Angeles.

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Samuel Zell is a chairman of equity group investments. Samuel was given the name Shmuel Zielonka on September 27th, 1941 in Chicago.

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Shmuel Yosef Agnon was a novel writer. Shmuel was given the name Shmuel Yosef Halevi Czaczkes on July 17th, 1888 in Buchach. He left this life on February 17th, 1970.

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Sam Vaknin is a writer. Sam was given the name Shmuel Ben David Vaknin on April 21st, 1961 in Kiryat Yam.

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Shmuel was born in 1924.

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Mel Tolkin was a television comedy writer. He was most active from 1940 to 1970. Mel was given the name Shmuel Tolchinsky on August 3rd, 1913 in Near Odessa, Ukraine. Mel is also known as Samuel Tolchinsky. He breathed his last breath on November 26th, 2007.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Shmuel

Rav Shmuel is a jewish rock music, alternative rock, and anti-folk musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Rav was given the name Shmuel Skaist on December 8th, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1953 7 0 7
1954 6 0 6
1955 5 0 5
1960 11 0 11
1961 8 0 8
1962 7 0 7
1963 8 0 8
1964 6 0 6
1965 10 0 10
1966 9 0 9
1967 16 0 16
1968 9 0 9
1969 10 0 10
1970 20 0 20
1971 18 0 18
1972 19 0 19
1973 12 0 12
1974 27 0 27
1975 31 0 31
1976 26 0 26
1977 25 0 25
1978 30 0 30
1979 36 0 36
1980 32 0 32
1981 44 0 44
1982 43 0 43
1983 52 0 52
1984 55 0 55
1985 49 0 49
1986 48 0 48
1987 72 0 72
1988 63 0 63
1989 61 0 61
1990 55 0 55
1991 64 0 64
1992 71 0 71
1993 75 0 75
1994 62 0 62
1995 79 0 79
1996 65 0 65
1997 70 0 70
1998 86 0 86
1999 96 0 96
2000 84 0 84
2001 96 0 96
2002 93 0 93
2003 90 0 90
2004 108 0 108
2005 108 0 108
2006 127 0 127
2007 141 0 141
2008 140 0 140
2009 135 0 135
2010 182 0 182
2011 142 0 142
2012 147 0 147
2013 186 0 186
2014 165 0 165
2015 199 0 199
2016 202 0 202
2017 214 0 214

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Popularity of Shmuel as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Shmuel

  • How Popular is the name Shmuel? Shmuel is the 4,242nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Shmuel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,157 babies born with the first name Shmuel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shmuel to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shmuel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Shmuel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shmuel is Wednesday, April 9th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Shmuel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shmuel was in 2017 with a total of 214 babies.
  • Random Shmuel Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shmuel is not a popular baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Shmuel: Your name in reverse order is Leumhs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lmuhes. How do you pronounce that?

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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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