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Origin : Hebrew
told by God
The name Samuel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "told by God". Samuel has long been a popular Old Testament classic, and is still a highly popular choice for boys. Its continued use is somewhat propelled by the likability of the friendly nickname Sam, which returned to favor along with fellow former cigar-chomping movie moguls Max and Jake. Sam is now often used on its own, for girls as well as boys. In the Old Testament, Samuel was one of the great judges and prophets of the Israelites, destined for a holy life from birth. He established the Hebrew monarchy, anointing both Saul and David as kings. High-profile celebs who have chosen Samuel for their sons include Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, Jack Black, and Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber.
Popularity of name Samuel over time
There are 762748 people in the U.S. with the first name Samuel, this name was mostly popular in 2001 with popularity 14794 .
Samuel is used for both genders.
99.63 percent of people with the first name Samuel are man
0.37 percent of people with the first name Samuel are woman
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