Meaning:God has listened


Pronunciation:SAM yule

Variations:Samual, Samuell

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About Samuel

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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.”

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