Samuel: baby boy name meaning and popularity


Originates from the Hebrew name Shemu’el, which can mean either “name of God” or “God has heard.” As a toddler, Samuel will likely drop a curse word that the entire universe can hear, because that’s just what kids do. Assholes.


Sam, Sammy.

Famous people named Samuel:

Actors Samuel Jackson, Sam West, and Sam Elliott; inventor Samuel Morse; inventor of Wal-Mart Stores Sam Walton.

Fun fact:

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black, and Taylor Hanson (you know, “MMMbop?”) all have sons named Samuel.

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