Sam

Sam - A very unique male name



  Jan 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sam, meaning told by God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #42. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sam and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sam? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Sam. The baby boy name Sam was given to 448 baby boys in 2012, ranking #532 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,663 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sam peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1910 on position 42.



Famous with this name

Sam Neill
Sam Worthington
Sam Claflin


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Sam is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sam is currently topping the baby name charts in Connecticut at position #281 - and is the least popular in Arizona at position #915.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Sam is where you live.


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Sam origin and meaning

Sam is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means told by God. To see famous people named Sam, pop culture references for the name Sam and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sam

We've found the following names that sound similar to Sam, sorted by popularity.

Sean / Shawn / Shane / Shaun / Shannon / Simon / Sammy / Sammie / Sonny / Shayne /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012532
2011476
2010478
2009472
2008463
2007454
2006464
2005456
2004440
2003440
2002445
2001435
2000460
1999464
1998455
1997459
1996426
1995408
1994423
1993411
1992402
1991392
1990394
1989422
1988413
1987400
1986450
1985470
1984450
1983445
1982453
1981429
1980433
1979430
1978381
1977425
1976386
1975389
1974363
1973354
1972344
1971345
1970326
1969321
1968316
1967298
1966281
1965267
1964246
1963235
1962237
1961229
1960227
1959214
1958221
1957230
1956235
1955239
1954238
1953229
1952215
1951203
1950206
1949188
1948176
1947168
1946163
1945161
1944157
1943154
1942151
1941148
1940150
1939145
1938142
1937133
1936131
1935125
1934128
1933121
1932120
1931118
1930110
1929105
1928108
1927102
192692
192591
192491
192389
192284
192185
192085
191976
191875
191772
191674
191569
191468
191365
191264
191147
191042

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Connecticut281
Nebraska307
Utah325
New York338
Minnesota338
Massachusetts355
New Jersey394
Wisconsin401
Mississippi404
Alabama426
Illinois433
California443
Oregon444
Washington469
Tennessee486
Colorado487
Michigan534
Pennsylvania536
Georgia551
Maryland613
North Carolina621
Florida646
Indiana661
Ohio748
Texas817
Virginia826
Arizona915

Even more about Sam


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Sam a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Sam?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Sam
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 3,663
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +448

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