Samuel - boys name

Samuel name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Samuel name meaning:

The name Samuel has Hebrew origins and holds significant meaning. In Hebrew, it is translated as "heard by God" or "name of God" and carries a strong religious connotation. The name is derived from the biblical figure Samuel, who was a prophet and the last of the judges in the Old Testament. He was known for his close relationship with God and his ability to hear and convey God's messages to others.

The name Samuel is often associated with qualities like wisdom, strength, and faithfulness. It reflects a connection to the divine and a desire to lead a righteous life. Individuals named Samuel are believed to possess a strong sense of spirituality and a willingness to listen and follow God's guidance. The name also implies a sense of responsibility and devotion to others. Overall, Samuel is a name that signifies a deep connection with God and a desire to live a life in alignment with divine principles.

Origin: Hebrew

Asked of God.


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Samuel , Zamiel

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Overall UK ranking: 56 out of 4789

1123 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (56)
  • Wales (73)
  • Scotland (93)

Historical popularity of Samuel

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