Samson

Samson - A very unique male name



  Jan 18,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Samson, meaning sun, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1916 on position #1750. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Samson and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Samson? 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 Samson. The baby boy name Samson was given to 204 baby boys in 2012, ranking #849 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 8,044 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Samson peaked in popularity 29 years ago in 1988 on position 828.



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Samson is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Samson is currently topping the baby name charts in Hawaii at position #146 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,786.

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 Samson is where you live.


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Samson origin and meaning

Samson is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means sun. To see famous people named Samson, pop culture references for the name Samson and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Samson

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

Shimshon / Sinjin / Sanjuan / Swanson /

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
2012849
2011879
2010902
2009888
2008990
2007970
2006907
20051156
20041080
20031126
20021007
2001966
2000978
1999996
19981050
19971137
19961077
19951176
19941165
19931003
19921011
19911081
1990983
19891063
1988828
19871099
19861259
1985907
1984933
19831012
19821050
19811028
1980925
19791122
19781413
19771143
19761203
19751893
19741248
19731309
19721428
19711293
19701510
19691502
19681747
19641340
19631739
19621234
19611576
19591748
19581329
19561391
19551431
19521734
19411422
19401435
19361640
19281893
19251929
19211476
19201930
19181374
19171776
19161750

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Hawaii146
Utah406
Washington573
Kentucky614
Maryland614
Massachusetts638
Missouri658
California689
Colorado693
Ohio703
Indiana725
New York738
Virginia741
North Carolina778
Pennsylvania834
New Jersey1067
Illinois1166
Texas1175
Georgia1181
Florida1786

Even more about Samson


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 Samson 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 Samson?

2 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
1988
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Samson
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 8,044
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1916
2012 births +204

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