Samuel (name)

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Samuel
Gender male
Origin
Word/Name Hebrew
Other names
Nickname(s) Sam, Sami, Sammie, Sammy, Sambo
Related names Lemuel, Sam, Sammy, Samantha, Sameth, Samberg, Séamus, Shmuel

Samuel (Sometimes spelled Samual) is a male given name of Hebrew origin meaning either "name of God" (שם האלוהים Shm Alohim) (שמע אלוהים Shma Alohim). Samuel was the last of the ruling judges in the Old Testament. He anointed Saul to be the first King of Israel and later anointed David.

As a Christian name, Samuel came into common use after the Protestant Reformation. Famous bearers include the American inventor Samuel Morse (1791–1872), the Irish writer Samuel Beckett (1906–89) and the American author Samuel Clemens (1835–1910), who wrote under the pen name Mark Twain.[1]

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  • Samuela (Italian)
  • Samantha (English)

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