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Smart Baby Names: Dictionary of Baby Names, Meanings and Origins.

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Boy Name: Sam

Name: Sam
Pronunciation: \sam\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Sam's also a girl name)
Origin: American
Sounds Like: Sami, Sim
Variant forms: Samm, Sammey, Sammie, Samy
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 192
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 4017


Sam \sam\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Sam). Nickname of Samuel or Samson, sometimes used as an independent name. "Uncle Sam" has been the personal face of the American government for over a century. Playwright Sam Shepard; actor Sam Waterson; singer Sammy Davis, Jr.

Sam has 4 variant forms: Samm, Sammey, Sammie and Samy.

Baby names that sound like Sam are Sami and Sim.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Sam.


Sam is a very popular first name for men (#192 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#4017 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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