Samuel

Samuel - A popular male name



  Apr 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Samuel, meaning told by God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #32. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Samuel and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Samuel? 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 Samuel. The baby boy name Samuel was given to 11,290 baby boys in 2012, ranking #25 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 145 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Samuel peaked in popularity 12 years ago in 2005 on position 21.



Famous with this name

Samuel L. Jackson
Joanne Samuel
Samuel Low


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Samuel is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Samuel is currently topping the baby name charts in Idaho at position #4 - and is the least popular in West Virginia at position #47.

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 Samuel is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Samuel is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Samuel goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Samuel origin and meaning

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

Similar to Samuel

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

Shmuel / Samual / Shamel / Shmiel / Sammuel / Sunil / Shamell / Samuell / Smiley / Samiul /

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
201225
201126
201024
200924
200827
200725
200625
200521
200423
200323
200225
200126
200028
199927
199828
199727
199630
199533
199433
199337
199240
199139
199045
198947
198845
198750
198652
198554
198455
198354
198256
198154
198054
197955
197857
197760
197659
197561
197460
197366
197266
197165
197062
196964
196866
196769
196680
196584
196486
196387
196288
196189
196091
195986
195885
195782
195674
195571
195471
195370
195267
195167
195062
194962
194870
194772
194670
194562
194462
194362
194259
194165
194065
193963
193862
193766
193667
193562
193466
193361
193257
193156
193055
192953
192852
192749
192648
192546
192445
192345
192243
192144
192044
191943
191843
191742
191641
191539
191436
191336
191230
191130
191032

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Idaho4
Utah6
Oregon7
Nebraska7
District of Columbia8
Colorado12
Indiana12
Alabama13
Minnesota14
Tennessee14
New Hampshire14
Vermont15
Wisconsin15
Rhode Island16
Washington16
Maine17
Kentucky17
Oklahoma17
Hawaii18
Iowa18
North Dakota18
Kansas19
Arkansas19
Massachusetts19
Missouri20
North Carolina20
Maryland21
Virginia22
South Dakota23
Georgia25
Wyoming27
Arizona27
Mississippi28
Ohio28
Illinois30
Alaska30
New York30
South Carolina31
Pennsylvania33
Texas33
Connecticut34
Florida35
Louisiana36
California36
Montana37
New Mexico37
Nevada38
Michigan41
Delaware41
New Jersey41
West Virginia47

Even more about Samuel


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 Samuel a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Samuel?

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
2005
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Samuel
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 145
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +11,290

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