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

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Girl Name: Sam

Name: Sam
Pronunciation: \sam\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Sam's also a boy name)
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Sami, Syma, Samey, Sammi, Samma, Samya, Samia, Sima, Soma
Similar Names: Cam, Pam, Sal, San, Tam
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 2381
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 4017


Sam \sam\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Sam), is a variant of Samantha (English). See for meaning of Sam.

The baby name Sam sounds like Sami, Syma, Samey, Sammi, Samma, Samya, Samia, Sima and Soma. Other similar baby names are Cam, Pam, Sal, San and Tam.


Sam is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2381 out of 4276) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#4017 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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