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Boy Name: Samson

Name: Samson
Pronunciation: \s(a)-mson, sam-son\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: sun
Origin: Hebrew
Variant forms: Sam, Sampson, Sansom, Sanson, Sansone, Shem
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 3120


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)

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