Meaning:God has listened


Pronunciation:SAM yule

Variations:Samual, Samuell

Browse names by first letter:


About Samuel

Go back to names list

Samuel is a traditional name that can be shortened to Sam for a more punchy take on the name.

Detailed Meaning

Samuel is a biblical name meaning ‘he (God) has hearkened.’

Famous People With This Name

Famous bearers of the name are: Samuel Adams was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America (there is also a beer brand named after him), Samuel L. Jackson is a famous American actor, known for his role as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Samuel Beckett was an Irish writer known for his absurdist plays, and Samuel Pepys is the writer of the most celebrated diary in British history.

Possible Nicknames

Some possible nicknames are Sam, Sammy and Sammie.

Related Names

Possible alternative spellings are Samual and Samuell. It is also closely related to the name Sam, which is a name in its own right. Samantha is a closely related female version of the name.

Stories Featuring This Name

Some fictional characters named Samuel include: Sam Winchester, one of the main protagonists in the American television series, “Supernatural,” Sam the Eagle is a character from the television show “The Muppets,” and Sam Malone (played by Ted Danson) is the main character from the sitcom, “Cheers.”

You might also be interested in:

Similar names that end with 'L':

Looking for middle name? How about:

Top 10 names also beginning with 'S':

Name Gender Rank Meaning
Name Gender Rank Meaning
Sophia Girl 8 wisdom Facts
Sophie Girl 17 wisdom Facts
Sienna Girl 23 brownish orange Facts
Sebastian Boy 28 man from sebasté Facts
Sofia Girl 29 wisdom Facts
Samuel Boy 33 God has listened Facts
Scarlett Girl 35 scarlett Facts
Stanley Boy 72 stone clearing Facts
Summer Girl 74 summer Facts
Seth Boy 90 appointed Facts

Check out our great content

Follow Us on Social

Make an Account With Us!

Make a account to save your favourite names

Get our book