Samson \s(a)-mson, sam-son\ as a boy's name is pronounced SAM-sun. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Samson is "sun". Biblical: a judge of ancient Israel, endowed by God with superhuman strength. The name was used in the Middle Ages and by the Puritans.
Samson has 6 variant forms: Sam, Sampson, Sansom, Sanson, Sansone and Shem.
View a list of the 3 names that reference Samson.
Samson is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#3120 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)